Metals and Mining Manufacturing Intelligence
Global metals and mining manufacturers recognise that force-fitting monolithic applications into manufacturing operations is costly, risky and ultimately creates systems that hinder agility. Ultimately this defeating the original purpose of the installation.
The metals and mining industry is still learning to manage the ‘IT space’ between ERP and metals and mining Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Companies find that the integration platforms (MII, Webmethods, etc.) allow specialist systems to close gaps in operations.
The general accepted practice for production management is to move away from an ERP-centric design to a more integration-centric design for Production Systems Landscapes.
How BearingPoint brings value
BearingPoint’s Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence for metals and mining companies provides:
User-centric interfaces that streamline activities and takes advantage of available shop-floor talent.
Manufacturing architectures that capitalises on existing investments rather than ripping and replacing them with monolithic applications.
Event-driven, supply network collaboration (intra-and inter-enterprise) platforms.
As a result, an essential functionality to production staff is provided. It:
Provides the ability to track production from the mine to the train.
Tracks stockpile content and support blending processes.
Introduces mass balancing before production data are posted to SAP ERP.
Receives daily production KPI reporting.