A steep rise in the commodity market volatility with some commodities shifting from long-term contracts to spot-market buying.
Uncertainty surrounding mining supplies, with an increasing incidence of deviations in mining volume and grade between survey results and mine plans.
The increasingly more remote nature of operations places constraints on resource availability, and infrastructure readiness (rail, roads, and shipping) while increasing cost and often adding significant geopolitical risk.
Environmental uncertainty, (regardless of mining methods such as open-pit or underground mining), including variations in geology, treatment, terrain, and weather.
Organizational silos (mine, rail, port, ship, commercial, trading, mining assets) lead to organizational and communications disconnects.
The 300+ stand-alone mining technical system deployments supporting mining operations – were introduced to accommodate specific requirements, influenced by mining professionals’ personal information needs and preferences.
A complex disconnect between “enterprise” and “workplace” systems, results in resource production volumes and quality becoming an event that needs to be subsequently addressed by the value chain.