MMG Limited

MMG Limited

MMG Limited implemented Schneider Electric’s Ampla MES solution to standardize asset utilization across five (5) mines globally and take the old OEE lag indicator into a real-time lead indicator.

  • Andrew Michelmore, Chief Executive Officer, MMG Limited

    MMG is committed to improving the productivity of our operations, illustrated by these record movements in ore mined and continuing improvements in Asset Utilization.

  • Goals

    • Implementation of a standardized Asset Utilization solution across all operational sites globally
    • Achieve ongoing measurement, analysis and reporting of production losses due to equipment utilization
    • Ability to perform root-cause analysis of “less than perfect” utilization of equipment assets
    • Complete integration with other systems to enable “single sign on”
  • Challenges

    • Defining the maximum sustainable rate for processes, which may differ between sites
    • Achieving the appropriate level of automated data capture at the instrumentation and data collection layers
    • Standardizing time usage model (TUM), cause codes and classification matrix across all 5 current operating sites globally
    • Adoption of the new work practices given the extensive work experience of people within each operation
  • Results

    • Significant improvements to productivity
    • Exposes the Process Constraints (bottlenecks) and also Efficiency Gains
    • Provides clear root cause analysis (native drill down capability)
    • Provides clarity on how to achieve optimum productivity
    • Drives improvement to assets, resources and processes
    • Increased asset utilization by at least 10% across the sites