Long Wall

Implementing Commit Works enabled Rio Tinto’s Kestrel mine to more than double their production after going live.

The Kestrel mine was struggling under a system built on too many spreadsheets, undermining production and creating far too much waste, inefficiency and conflict. Plan-execution discipline among teams was poor, as were levels of engagement. There was no agreed-upon production plan or short interval control and longwall – their prime production source – was well below benchmark performance.

To leverage the incredible potential of the entire team and the valuable resource being mined and as a result, surge productivity, Kestrel engaged Commit Works to find a sustainable solution that would drive change, trust and help re-engage their entire team. Just twelve weeks after the go-live with CiteOps, the flagship software, Kestrel saw an increase in operational hours and in the average weekly development advance. The Kestrel team has seen a remarkable lift in engagement owing to clearer processes and KPIs, plus a scheduling system that provides high visibility giving everyone ownership in operations.

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Rio Tinto’s Kestrel Mine: Increase in Production