Transition from Manual Truck Dispatching to Computerized Dispatching at Ok Tedi Mine

Eri G,
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1997
Ok ledi Mining Limited underwent a major transition from radio based truck dispatching to computerized dispatching for its equip- ment fleet in October, 1996. Modular Mining's Computerized Dispatch System was selected based on reputation and superior customer support. Modular's dispatch system is a fleet management system that uses computer, data communication and global positioning sys- tem technology to produce automatic, optimized haul truck as- signments. Optimization is achieved by equally distributing trucks to shovels so that truck queuing and shovel idling times are mini- mized. Computer illiterate mine operations personnel had to overcome a rather steep learning curve to use the high technology equipment. fortunately the system was able to be configured to use bitmap
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