Presentation from MESA Africa Summit

Author photo: Valentijn de Leeuw and Constanze Schmitz
ByValentijn de Leeuw and Constanze Schmitz
Industry Trends

The ARC European Industry Forum 2024 will be held in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain on May 6-8, 2024 and focus on “Managing Digital Transformation in the Age of AI, Open Architectures, and Sustainability”. Participants are invited to attend exclusive presentations and workshops on strategies and case studies from the digital front lines.

In our previous blog about the Operations Management (MES) session in collaboration with MESA, we announced a presentation by the winner of the contest at MESA Africa Annual International Summit.

MESA testimonial 
Charl Marais from 4Sight will speak about the design and deployment of a value chain optimization solution for Vulcan Mozambique, one of the worlds’ largest coal operations. The scope included the replacement of multiple systems, including custom developments, Excel sheets and proprietary databases. The solution had to be majority off the shelf and cover mining, processing plant, rail and port activities including demand management, long term planning, short term scheduling, production, inventory management, delay accounting, maintenance execution and calculation of performance and conformance KPI’s. 

The project starting with vendor selection, via engineering and delivery took a spectacularly short period of only little more than a year and a half.  We are eager to ask Char how he managed that.  Charl will also share how value is to the user is created by integration of silos using business process automation.
ARC believes this presentation would be beneficial to any large project owner or manager, and in particular to operations management professionals.  If you happen to be active in minerals and mining, there will probably be some additional nuggets.

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