In 2016 Outliers initiated a work scope with Ferrexpo to improve the productivity and efficiency of load and haul fleet at Poltava and Yerestovo mines. This scope included the deployment of the Outliers Performance Management tools such as the Short Interval Control tool and the rehabilitation and effective use of the Wenco Fleet Management System to deliver improved truck allocation.
The Outliers team spent time at each mine implementing the Short Interval Control tool and the Value Added Dispatch training, which includes the effective use of automated dispatching. Implementing these programs has allowed both Poltava and Yerestovo mines to reduce wait times at shovels, equating to over 7.6 million tonnes per year improvement. Moreover, automated fuel dispatching has enabled the mine to take less time to schedule fulling and reduce wait times at the fuel bay. The total increase in truck productivity (tonnes-kilometer per hour) was over 22% from 2016 to 2018.