IDC PlanScape: Autonomous Mining Operations

IDC PlanScape: Autonomous Mining Operations

This IDC PlanScape presents a digital transformation (DX) framework that enables mining companies to design, build, or expand their existing road maps in adopting autonomous mining operations. This document draws on use cases within IDC's DX taxonomy for mining, which is relevant to autonomous mining operations. Ultimately, the advancement of autonomous mining operations has and will continue to revolutionise the mining industry."With an ever-growing list of autonomous equipment and processes available to the mining industry, most of which are targeted toward creating optimally running operations, organisations are starting to develop the required adoption road maps to remain competitive. It is essential that these road maps' development addresses the immediate requirements while also considering the company vision and the needed path to ensure that their technology investments are taken with a long-term plan in mind. By adopting this mindset, miners will build companies that operate safe, cost effective, and efficient plants, inspiring their peers' envy," states Ben Kirkwood, senior research manager, IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Mining.

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why ARE autonomous mining operations Important?
What ARE AUTONOMOUS MINING OPERATIONS?
Types of Automation
Six Levels of Automation
Autonomation Use Cases within IDC's Mining Use Case Taxonomy
Who are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My OrganiSation Take Advantage of AUTONOMOUS MINING OPERATIONS?
Setting Autonomous Priorities for Existing Operations
Building New Natively Autonomous Mining Operations
Implementing Automation Delivering ROI
Integrating the Front and Back Office
Centralised Monitoring and Control Centre
Transforming Architecture
Advice for Technology Buyers
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