Keeping track of stock on site and goods being forwarded is a must for any efficient mining operation.
It’s vital to accurately track items and improve the Goods Out process with accurate reporting. With Intov8’s game changing Corvus Warehousing module you can now significantly improve warehouse efficiency and boost productivity.
This new technology is drawing the attention of mining sites worldwide. Recently, when a tier one coal mining company in the NSW Hunter Valley was struggling to keep track of the Goods Forwarding Advice at three different sites, they turned to Corvus.
Previously, the company’s Goods Out Advice was spread across 20 different log books held by several people throughout the sites.
Much of the company’s warehouse stock was not included in its SAP software program. There was no Material Code and no link from SAP or any other system to locate key items including tooling, truck jacks or stands.
While there is repair advice in SAP, it doesn’t relate to most of the “ghost items” (equipment that is not registered in a software system) on the site.
At times, the company’s warehouse was fielding up to 30 calls a week trying to locate a particular resource. Often, warehouse staff had no easy way to know which book had the item they were looking for, nor did they know who had that book. And often, when the right book was found, they couldn’t identify the signature of the person who signed out a particular item.
There was no real accountability. The company had no system in place that could accurately tell them where they could find an item that had left the site. With the Corvus Warehouse Module Intov8 have streamlined the entire process.
To simplify the process and improve warehouse efficiency for the mining company, the team at Intov8 developed an automated solution with “one source of the truth” across multiple warehouses.
With the Corvus Warehouse Module all data can now be tracked and controlled from one central point. Multiple users at different security levels across the mining site still provide input, but now there is instant visibility on where each item is located.
This has reduced the number of phone enquiries to virtually zero – saving valuable time and money. The software provides a tracking number that can be automatically linked with a transport service provider, so items can be located at all times.
The Corvus Warehouse Module is especially useful for site shutdown when it is important to track all goods that leave the site – in particular, rotable spares. Other ghost items can be managed directly by the shutdown teams.
Now, when a person wants to send an item off site they simply call the warehouse and a tracking document is created instantly.
The item to be shipped appears on the report and this can then be printed and attached to that item waiting for dispatch. The end result … greater visibility, improved efficiency and ease of use.
With Corvus Warehouse Module mining companies experience a significant reduction in the number of lost items. For the Hunter Valley company, the new software has delivered significant cost savings.
When studied the site determined they were saving an equivalent of between 2-3 Full Time Employees time, allowing those people to attend to the more important aspects of their role rather than chasing up missing items.
Corvus Warehouse Module can be seamlessly integrated into any system as a smart alternative to old fashioned manual warehouse procedures.
Intov8 provides software solutions to some of the world’s largest mining companies. Our software has been developed by miners for miners. We have a deep understanding of the mining industry worldwide. Our team has proven experience in mine systems development, business improvement, system integration and mine production analysis.
The Corvus suite of products and our experienced implementation team can create a solution to minimise your downtime and increase productivity.
Corvus is our site’s trusted Mine Production System ‘Source of Truth’ for data integration/validation/transformation/visualisation from disparate systems such as Fleet / Dragline Monitoring Systems, Excel Templates, Contractor Systems, Customer ‘in-house’ Applications, and Manual Entry.
To state that Corvus is a ‘de-Excel’ enabler and Production Reporting Tool masks the true scope of its functionality. Whilst Corvus can source key data from existing Site Applications such as Wash-plant, Drill/Blasting, Port, Quality tracking etc, to allow a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Reporting purposes, it can replace legacy, 3rd Party solutions, thus streamlining Technology System Architecture (i.e. System Consolidation).’
After working in a large mining company in a data and reporting demanding role, the demands of management and operations exceeded that of what Corvus had to offer. Intov8 developed additional capability for our site in the form of reports, dashboards, data connections and system integrations, production accounting improvements, additional modules in Axiom and were always quick to close out support requests and project requests.
Corvus has proven to be a valuable tool for our data collection, operational reporting and people management processes.
Intov8 have been pressing forward with the development and enhancement of new and current mobile applications for their users which have enabled supervisors to be in the pit on the job, rather than being stuck in the office. Corvus Wall in particular has given the ability for supervisors and controllers to actively communicate the current events on site and enable true short interval control.
Intov8 has worked closely with PDM to create customized reports and dashboards giving us a clear over view on current production statistics with out the need for deep analysis.
Intov8 are always innovative with new apps for mobile devices enabling supervisors to be in the pit on the job not stuck in the office.
Turn around time for support tickets is always minimal with Intov8’s dedicated technology team. Majority of tickets resolved in 42 hours.
Intov8, especially their Corvus suite, had given me access to data which was previously locked in systems or held in complex outdated spreadsheets. It helped me to reduced my work load and data processing time. It enables a one stop program to house all data from Pit to port. From an enterprise point of view it’s auditing, reporting and multi site capabilities simplify and unifies a business. The support team communicate best practice for the program and on many occasions provide support on time critical requests which keep a corporation running smoothly.All round, great product and great team to work with. They know their product and are continually advancing its capabilities to keep up with modern technology unlike a lot of other systems which boast the same.