Tactical Mine Planning/Mine Production Scheduling using Geovia Surpac and MineSched

  • DEMOCRATIC REPLUBLIC OF CONGO: (Lubumbashi): 18-22/7/22
  • CÔTE D’IVOIRE (Abidjan): 22-26/8/22
  • ZAMBIA (Lusaka): 26-30/9/22

Course Brief

Tactical Mine Planning follows Strategic Mine Planning. Whereas Strategic Mine Planning is concerned with those decisions that largely determine the value of the mining business, Tactical Mine Planning deals with the tasks required to actually achieve that value in a shorter time. Even though both types of planning can be looked at separately, discussed separately, they cannot be practiced separately! That’s why mine planning is not complete without Mine Production Scheduling.

Tactical Mine Planning is one of the challenging but interesting strategies in the metal extraction industry today. This is because there are many options available for moving resources from one location to another within the excavations in a shorter notice. Tactical Mine Planning looks at the ability to assign resources and materials to the right locations towards achieving the right and the best target in the quickest, shortest and safest way.

This course is intended for mine planners, mining engineers, geologists, and technical managers who are responsible for activities demanding them to generate or oversee yearly, monthly and weekly mine production schedules. The course is designed to provide some theory discussion, coupled with a practical production mine scheduling project using GEOVIA MineSched, GEOVIA Surpac and MS Project. The course covers all areas in Surface Mine Production Scheduling ranging from Surface Production Schedule Initialization, Material Movement, Targeting and Blending, Improving the Schedule as well as Short-Term Scheduling.

The following subjects will be addressed:

Course Content

  • Schedule Initialization
    • Data Storage & Familiarization
    • Data Editing & Management
    • Block Model Material Classes
    • Managing MineSched Scenario
    • Navigating through the Scenario
    • Defining Geological Model
    • Defining Mining Locations
    • Applying Mining Constraints
    • Assigning Resources
    • Creating a Schedule
    • Publishing Results
    • Analyzing the Schedule
    • Adding Calendars to Resources
    • Sequencing the Stages
  • Material Movement
    • Adding Stockpiles to Schedule
    • Changing Material Network
    • Moving Material between Stockpiles
    • Balancing Stockpiles
    • Adding Ore Processing to Schedule
  • Targeting and Blending
    • Adding Quality Targets to Schedule
    • Blending from Stockpiles
    • Handling Material Ratio Targets
    • Material Classes and Resource Capacities
    • Prioritizing Locations
  • Improving the Schedule
    • Defining Fill Locations
    • Defining Mining Directions
    • Defining Precedence & Parameters
    • Production Rate Modifiers
    • Haulage Route & TKM Calculations & Reporting
    • Bench Plans & End of Period Surfaces
  • Short-Term Scheduling
    • Handling Short-term Polygons
    • Managing Mining Locations
    • Polygon Sequencing
    • Precedence and Parameters
    • Ancillary Activities Scheduling
    • Adjusting, Reporting & Analyzing Schedule
    • Scheduling Production Activities

Course Requirements

  • Hardware: The individual must have a Personal Computer.
  • Software: Delegates must have both Geovia Surpac and MineSched software Installed on their computers.