News & Articles

Current news and mining industry articles covering a myriad of topics written by the Outliers Mining Solutions team. 

The Benefits of Flexible Resourcing

When a site is undergoing change or growth, a question hiring managers need to consider is: ‘Would a contractor be a better fit for this role in your company than a permanent employee?’

Case Study: Outliers Mining Solutions Remote Assessment

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, several of Outliers Mining Solutions’ operational assessments had to be completed remotely due to travel restrictions. In one such assessment, completed in 2020, the work scope included an operations assessment covering Mine Operations, including loading, hauling and drilling fleets, and the site’s fleet management system.

Case Study: Embracing a Changing World – Remote Asset Management Budget Support

If you were to ask any member of the OMS team their favourite aspects of the work we do, chances are being on-site and working ‘in the field’ would rank at the top. It gives us the chance to work closely with our clients and better understand the challenges they face daily.

Case Study: Increasing Production and Haul Efficiency at Ferrexpo

Case Study: Increasing Production and Haul Efficiency at Ferrexpo

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.

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Case Study: Improving Shift-Change at Open Pit Mines

Case Study: Improving Shift-Change at Open Pit Mines

Our clients will tell us they know they should be hot-seating; they know that there is an opportunity, but it hasn’t been implemented.
Of course, it would be ideal to have a true hot-seat, one where trucks roll up to an elevated platform, one operator walks off, the other walks on, and the truck cycle is barely interrupted. A hot-seat shift-change process like that can virtually eliminate production losses during shift-change.

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A Strong Foundation is Critical to Implementing New Technology in Asset Management

A Strong Foundation is Critical to Implementing New Technology in Asset Management

When we look at maintenance and reliability functions, there are a lot of industry buzzwords thrown around. I’m sure you’ve heard them- artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, the Internet of things, etc.. These powerful concepts have significant potential to transform how lots of industries operate and maintenance and reliability in mining is no exception.

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