Underground mining teams will soon benefit from an app by Commit Works that places Short Interval Control (SIC) in the hands of shift supervisors below ground.
“Short Interval Control is one of the most powerful tools for improving production. We’re pleased to bring our app to underground mining operations because it offers the best available system for tracking work and boosting results,” explains Commit Works CEO Paul Moynagh.
SIC enables frontline leaders to see how their process is performing against a plan throughout a shift. Each shift is broken into short intervals (of about two hours) where supervisors review performance against targets. This allows them to address any issues before they become unnecessary waste, and to plan better to improve overall performance.
What does the Commit Works SIC app do?
Using mobile technology and real-time data, the app lets supervisors track work on their tablets or mobile phones while they are on site. It connects to the company’s existing scheduling software, Fewzion, so that the work of underground crews is regularly measured against plans and updated in real time.
Why choose the Commit Works SIC app?
An increasingly competitive market means that mines need to work more efficiently to maintain their profits. While the mining industry has traditionally used paper-based SIC, this app is more effective and reliable because it records data in a way that is:
- mobile and dynamic
- visible to multiple teams
- accurate and timely
- stored digitally.
See it in action
Commit Works will be showcasing its SIC app at the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference held at the Gold Coast from 16-18 October 2017. CEO Paul Moynagh will also be presenting at the conference.