Improve production and productivity
A global leader since 2011, Commit Works helps customers on five continents achieve their asset’s potential. Commit Works eliminates day-to-day variability to empower coordinated teams and drive in-control sites.
The industry is under pressure as resources become more scarce, harder to mine and less productive.
Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to secure the capital investment they need to grow. The key to attracting investment are consistently high performing sites.
Unfortunately, most sites are either underperforming or performing inconsistently – or both. As a result, the status quo for the industry is billions of dollars worth of lost productivity each year.
The way to solve uncertainty – the biggest problem in the complex, ever-changing resources industry – is to get control of day-to-day work.
Gains made by most business improvement projects are hard to sustain because they rely on disconnected spreadsheets and whiteboard, while digital transformation initiatives falter without a solid foundation of control and visibility.
What is needed is integrated visibility of information across the whole organisation.
The key is creating a real-time digital connection between shift teams and mine planning. This makes it easy for operations to empower teams and drive in-control sites by planning, connecting, co-ordinating and controlling frontline work.
The results are rapid, step-changes in productivity (by over 20%), cost-saving (by over 17%), and safety outcomes (upwards of 50%).
Before Commit Works, the mine’s spreadsheet-based planning system was resulting in inefficiency, waste and conflicts due to the challenge of effective cross-team coordination with the many different spreadsheets in use.
There are two world views about frontline shift workers. One is that they are fundamentally self-interested and therefore need to be controlled and kept in line with extrinsic motivators – sticks and carrots. The second is that they are fundamentally good-willed and that their core intrinsic motivation is to do a great job and to go home safe and satisfied.
We believe in the latter.
We believe that the vast majority of frontline workers want to commit – they want to do a good job BUT they are thwarted by the complex array of spreadsheet and whiteboard systems that surround them.
When expectations are clearly communicated and agreed through effective coordination and respectful negotiation, frontline teams can commit and be confident of running a safe and productive shift.
Our systems make this kind of frontline commitment possible by providing all the information required for collaborative decision-making, to the right people, at the right time.
This improves productivity and helps crews go home satisfied every day.
Andy Greig (Former President of the Bechtel Mining and Metals Global Business Unit) explains why it is important to express our expectations and negotiate commitment from those we work with.