ORICA EXPANDS BLASTIQ™ BLAST OPTIMISATION PLATFORM TO INCLUDE SOLUTION FOR QUARRIES
BlastIQ™ Quarry is a smart solution that harnesses the power of digital technologies to help quarry operators optimise their drill and blast activities in near real-time. Developed by Orica Digital Solutions, BlastIQ™ Quarry allows quarry operators to design blasts according to performance objectives and presents drill and blast insights for continuous blast optimisation.
Developed with customer feedback and deep blasting experience in quarry operations, the smart digital blast optimisation platform provides a single source of truth and delivers instant pre and post-blast insights. Instead of manually handling paper-based information, operators can now also collate their data digitally and derive insights to inform their drill and blast performance.
The Fortescue Hive: the heart of Fortescue’s integrated supply chain
The purpose-built facility includes Fortescue’s planning, operations and mine control teams, together with port, rail, shipping and marketing teams. The newly refurbished space allows 330 team members across Fortescue’s complete supply chain to work together, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to deliver improved safety, reliability, efficiency and commercial outcomes.
Regular readers of Business Excellence may recall our profile on Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) in South Africa back in 2013. TPT was, and remains, a central player in South Africa’s growing export-led economy. Indeed, since the time of the article, South Africa’s exports have almost doubled in volume, underlining the importance of TPT and its ilk to the ongoing success of the country.
Jaguar Land Rover's flagship Solihull plant began a two week shutdown today
JLR is one of many UK car manufacturers heading into troubled waters.
"This shutdown is a short term measure, but the company has already laid off 1,000 jobs across the Midlands this year and more cuts will follow if things don't get better with Brexit and China.
"That will be the biggest worry hanging over the workers and unions during the next fortnight.
Anaconda Mining: Safety. Integrity. Reliability.
In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.