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MMG Ltd. Leverages Schneider Electric to Maximize Asset Utilization and Drive Change Management

  • Global visibility across five mines has driven change management, enabled with standardized, real-time visibility into Overall Equipment Effectiveness

  • So far, project has delivered 10-20 percent global capacity improvement

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – December 8, 2016Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that MMG Ltd., an industry-leading Australian Metals, Mining and Minerals (MMM) company, has selected Schneider Electric’s Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution. Schneider Electric provided a single, turn-key solution that has provided improved global visibility and understanding of their Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). As a result of this implementation, MMG Ltd. has optimized asset utilization across five mines, ultimately leading to a 10 to 20 percent improved global capacity.

Similar to other MMM companies, MMG Ltd. was challenged to generate greater value and improve operational efficiency in order to best compete in today’s economic environment. The company sought to implement change management strategies to transform how the company operates in order to increase productivity and profitability. The company chose Schneider Electric’s Ampla MOM solution – coupled with business consultation services – to improve asset utilization with a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf solution implemented in a cost-effective manner to deliver its target business efficiencies.

“We needed a long-term solution that would standardize our asset utilization across our five mines. It had to provide us with a global understanding of OEE so that we could improve our business processes and ultimately improve our mine throughput,” said Mark Dwyer, business technology manager at MMG Ltd. “The solution needed to be flexible enough to adapt to the local operating conditions of each mine, while also providing us with standardized asset utilization data that we could analyze in real time.”

Schneider Electric’s Ampla software solution now delivers real-time visibility into global production – converting legacy OEE data from a lagging indicator into a leading predictor of how asset investments are managed and optimized. Ampla is seamlessly integrated with other IT and OT systems to enable single sign-on, as well as to provide root-cause analysis of utilization events.

Ampla’s ability to connect multiple plant and business systems was another key consideration, as it enables MMG to capture more relevant data that is easily “digestible” while delivered in real time, offering more valuable intelligence for analysis. As a highly configurable, flexible and easy to integrate solution, MMG Ltd. can rest assured that their solution will meet its needs well into the future.

“We had to have the capability to drill-down to the root-cause of any equipment asset that was exhibiting less than perfect utilization. The new system and processes had to drive continuous improvement through the business, be readily accepted by users everywhere, and this had to be achieved in a single sign-on environment compatible with our existing systems,” continued Dwyer.

For MMG Ltd. change management was an important part of the asset utilization program. Schneider Electric began the project with a business consulting exercise via a discovery services study that delivered a thorough understanding of the business requirements. Additional services provided by Schneider Electric to MMG Ltd. included business consulting, solution design, implementation services, licensing and support, documentation and user training.

To learn more about the project and our Ampla solution, read the case study here: http://software.schneider-electric.com/about-us/success-stories/mmg-limited/.

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About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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