The Role of Process in Mining Digital Transformation for Future Mining

Given that DT will change the mining industry, the most ground-breaking hope in the future maybe that one day, mill and site managers will sit at a similar table, not including confusing maintenance and operational details. By improving the remoteness, security, and automation of maintenance and operations, DT will change the required mining procedures. Short-term planning and monitoring of short intervals are the goals of change to DT because the decision and planning systems need actual data to be assisted. A new study on the short-term planning identified critical concerns and potential short-term planning guidelines that are enabled by DT [105]. Following the strategies of Mine, Moving, and Mill (М2 M), which removes the bottlenecks to the whole operation, as fuzzy patterns become visible [52]. Mining firms will gain better knowledge and employment with local communities through DT, which influences different media platforms.

The implementation of an organizational framework such as agile application development will help mining companies that change their structure. Agile development is based on four key values, namely, interactions and individuals on procedures and tools, working through comprehensive customer cooperation through contract negotiation, documentation, and reaction to subsequent plan changes [106]. The effectiveness of agile development in applications depends on twelve core assumptions: work motivated by business value, hand-on business outgoings, direct involvement of stakeholders, real estate deadlines, responsive preparation, self-motivation management, just-in-time communications, waste management, constantly monitored efficiency, mirror revision control, immediate progress tracking, and continuous improvement [107].

For example, market competition, resource depletion, and social dynamics can be controlled in an agile framework for the exceedingly complex and evolving parameters of the mining industry. Agile methods of production not only make it easier for organizations to accept changes but also increase the efficiency of repetitive processes [107].

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