Underpinning RPM’s Stratigraphic Metals Solution (SMS) is a powerful scheduling engine that does all the heavy lifting without compromising sophistication and capabilities. SMS is 100% script-free and made up of pre-defined logic, which, when combined with the knowledge of mining engineers, automatically determines what is practically possible to achieve across one or multiple mining operations.

From an individual site to multi-site and global operations, the parametric approach adopted by SMS means Engineers can amplify their decision-making process. This embedded intelligence, together with our intuitive user interface, increases mine productivity and provides rapid ROI with a solution that is scalable, intuitive and fast to learn.

Features

Process-driven UI

Unique, process-driven UI. Learn in a few days, implement in a few weeks.

Automated reserving

Automatically creates the scheduling reserves from geology and design, whilst handling massive models.

Integrated destination scheduler

Simultaneously schedules mining and dumping, so you know the source and destination of every step.

Integrated haulage modelling

Detailed haulage modelling of every movement in the mine with automatic reporting of equipment requirements.

Practical scheduling rules

Intuitive, sophisticated mining rules ensure schedules are always feasible and practical.

Dynamic scheduling

Dynamic scheduling allows a mix of manual and automatic techniques in the same schedule.

Scheduling speed

Incredibly fast scheduling speed – easy to study different scenarios.

Product optimiser

Integrated Product Optimiser finds the best way to process, blend and stockpile products to maximise value.

Enterprise integration

Directly integrated with other RPM Solutions and ERPs.

Redefining mine planning and scheduling

Stratigraphic Metals Solution (SMS) takes away the tedious work of the mine planner, allowing them to develop schedules faster and develop more of them. SMS manages the entire scheduling process within one application. It has destination scheduler and haulage modelling integrated as part of the process. It is possible to simultaneously schedule mining and dumping as part of the schedule. It also means detailed haulage modelling of every movement in the mine is captured, providing a true reflection of what is happening on site.

From an individual site through to multi-site and global operations, the parametric approach adopted by SMS means engineers can amplify their decision-making process. This embedded intelligence, together with our intuitive user interface, increases mine productivity and provides rapid ROI with a solution that is scalable, intuitive and fast to learn.

Multi-scenario analysis

SMS utilises an intuitive, process-driven user interface, highly automated mining rules and extremely rapid scheduling speed. Engineers can focus on delivering value knowing the solution has the mining logic covered. Planners are no longer forced to accept the best option the planner can produce manually in the limited time available. Our scheduling solutions give Engineers the opportunity to explore alternative ‘what if’ scenarios and truly understand how best to drive the production of the mine in changing market conditions.

Dynamic haulage modelling

The opportunities for backfilling in worked out sections of the mine are considerable and the maintenance of adequate backfill space is essential when maximising haulage efficiency. With SMS, users can define the distances between the dump and deposit whilst still scheduling simultaneously the mining and backfilling of pits. It is also possible to optimise waste placement by continuously comparing the available ex-pit and back-fill dumping options.

Integrated product optimiser

RPM’s Product Optimiser determines the optimal way to process, blend and stockpile products to maximise value from what is scheduled to be mined and can be used for individual mining operations or multiple mines with shared processing facilities. The sophisticated functionality continues to deliver a key planning advantage to users enabling users to identify the most cost-effective scheduling and extraction sequence.

 

Dynamic scheduling

SMS allows for interactive scheduling, automatic scheduling or a hybrid combination in the same schedule. Engineers have the flexibility to work in detail, when required, and let the speed and power of auto-scheduler take over the more tedious tasks. Regardless of the techniques used, advanced destination scheduling automatically manages the movement of waste to dumps and Product Optimiser finds the best way to process the ore and manage stockpiles.

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