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Unifying business planning and control with MineRP and SAP

The global mining industry has experienced significant slowdown over the past decade, with the top 40 miners posted a collective net loss and lowest yet return on capital employed. This means that miners are under tremendous pressure to boost output and lower costs at their existing mines, bring new projects online quickly and make rapid asset portfolio composition and capital allocation decisions.

The majority of the top 40 mining houses employ SAP for financial planning, and a fragmented collection of mining technical systems (MTS) for mine planning. To facilitate unified business planning where financial and technical teams iteratively collaborate, a unified technological platform has become a business imperative.

Beyond unified planning, effective operational scheduling and control of mining activities and related c