A strategy for mine computerization

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 848, 1982

J.E. TUPPER, Data Processing Section, Teck Corporation, Vancouver, B.C.

This paper will discuss strategies for the introduction of computer technology in the mine environment. More specifically, it will focus on issues such as: (a) make or buy; (b) programmerless mines; and (c) support from corporate groups. The paper relates these strategies to systems for mine operations. These will be illustrated by considering the implementation of some phases of these systems at Teck Corporation.
Keywords: Computers, Process control, Mine computerization, Teck Corporation, Materials management, Administration, Maintenance, Scheduling, Staffing.