Mining

Optimise your supply chain from mine to market

Mining Supply Chain

BOLT is able to handle all stages of the mining supply chain from the mine to market.

Mining

BOLT is able to generate plans across multiple source locations while considering individual pit operational constraints.

Problems & Solutions

1When should I mine material given uncovery windows and excavator / trucking constraints?
Explanation
2Where should mined material be sent (stockpile or plant)?
Explanation
Refining & Processing

BOLT takes the guesswork out of deciding the best refining & processing strategies for a supply chain. Using the latest in industrial mathematics, BOLT ensures the optimally best plan to maximise profits to meet any business demands.

Problems & Solutions

1What material should I wash, and which material should I bypass, given the CHPP capabilities, and CHPP maintenance?
Explanation
2Given a wash curve what specific gravity should material be washed at?
Explanation
Logistic Scheduling

BOLT ensures that your minerals are moved efficiently across networks as well as assist in any infrastructure planning considerations.

Problems & Solutions

1When and how should I move material around my supply chain to minimise cost?
Explanation
2Short term – what material to load on each train to meet downstream demand?
Explanation
3Long term – what take or pay contracts should be purchased?
Explanation
4Long term – what infrastructure should be built and when?
Explanation
Stockpiling & Blending

BOLT works hard to maximise profits across all of the available products in a mine. It is able to effectively manage any stockpiling & blending decisions that take into account timing and final product constraints.

Problems & Solutions

1What material should be stockpiled given future supply and demand?
Explanation
2How should I blend the coal feed going into the CHPP, and what ‘mine product’ should I produce coming out of the CHPP?
Explanation
3If multiple sources / mines can co-operate where and what blending should occur?
Port Operations

Poorly managing vessels and port operations run the risk of blowing out costs and valuable company resources. BOLT effortlessly handles complex constraints and develops plans to help easily manage these risks.

Problems & Solutions

1Mid term – when in time should vessels be scheduled?
Explanation
2Long term – what port capacity is required?
Explanation
3What order should vessels be loaded given product availability and demurrage?
Explanation
Marketing

Ensuring that all contractual obligations are met whilst operating in the most efficient manner is complex. BOLT develops plans that meet these marketing demands whilst considering surplus and uncommitted resources.

Problems & Solutions

1What material should be allocated to each vessel / contract given complicated targets and bonus / penalties?
Explanation
2Long term – for uncommitted coal, what products should I sell, given marketing constraints (market saturation)?
Explanation
Mining
BOLT is able to generate plans across multiple source locations while considering individual pit operational constraints.
Refining & Processing
BOLT takes the guesswork out of deciding the best refining & processing strategies for a supply chain. Using the latest in industrial mathematics, BOLT ensures the optimally best plan to maximise profits to meet any business demands.
Logistic Scheduling
BOLT ensures that your minerals are moved efficiently across networks as well as assist in any infrastructure planning considerations.
Stockpiling & Blending
BOLT works hard to maximise profits across all of the available products in a mine. It is able to effectively manage any stockpiling & blending decisions that take into account timing and final product constraints.
Port Operations
Poorly managing vessels and port operations run the risk of blowing out costs and valuable company resources. BOLT effortlessly handles complex constraints and develops plans to help easily manage these risks.
Marketing
Ensuring that all contractual obligations are met whilst operating in the most efficient manner is complex. BOLT develops plans that meet these marketing demands whilst considering surplus and uncommitted resources.

Increase your mine's throughput and maximise profits.