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Building Reusable, Flexible, and Scalable Models

Posted by André Jacques on Jul 27, 2017 9:43:00 PM

Data driven models are quick to develop, yet powerful for complex processes. SimWell, our Premier Partner in Canada, has put together this four part series which will explain what Data Driven Models are, why they are important, and how to begin making your own in Arena.

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Topics: Logistics, Tips & Tricks, Port & Terminal, Project Management, Supply Chain

Simulating the Extraction Plan

Posted by Marcelo Moretti Fioroni on Jan 23, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Every mine has an extraction plan, and the simulation will be more precise considering it. Basically, the plan has information regarding the material available on each extraction point, and the sequence it will be extracted.

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Topics: Logistics, Mining, Port & Terminal, Supply Chain

Mining: Renewed Interest in Cost Savings

Posted by Geoff Gray on Aug 17, 2016 10:20:00 PM


The mining of minerals and coal have been cyclic industries for over a century with global periods of boom and bust following each other.  In the last decade, or so, the emergence of China and India’s economies and the related expansion of heavy industry produced unprecedented demand for iron ore, coal and copper.  In this environment Australia, Brazil and other countries to a smaller extent undertook to expand their capacity to export product to service this growing demand.

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Topics: Mining, Port & Terminal, Supply Chain

Optimizing Pit to Port Logistics

Posted by Arena Simulation Case Study on Aug 16, 2016 10:23:00 PM

The Challenge

Designing the most cost effective integrated solution that provides a robust system capable of delivering budget tonnages.

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Topics: Logistics, Mining, Port & Terminal, Supply Chain

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