Implementation of industry 4.0 technologies in the mining industry: A case study

M. N. Sishi, A. Telukdarie

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Abstract

In modern mining, it is imperative to have a real-time flow of information between enterprise level systems (ERP, CRM, SCM) and shop floor systems. The gaps that exist between the two spheres make it difficult for managers to have timely information for optimum decision making. A mining company needs instantaneous visibility on production, quality, cycle times, machine status, and other important operational variables in order to achieve optimum and effective operations. With the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies fragmented shop floor systems and the enterprise level systems communicate seamlessly in delivering optimum operations. The research demonstrates Industry 4.0 technologies as the mechanisms for integrating business systems and processes. The methods researched are deployed in a uranium mining company to integrate all shop floor systems with SAP ERP. The results introduce a semi-smart Mine with real-time visibility of overall mining status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages201-205
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609484
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2017-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/12/1713/12/17

Keywords

  • Big Data
  • ERP
  • Industry 4.0
  • IoT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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