Ramco Mine Management – A True Supply Chain Partner for the Mining & Minerals Industry

Tap the power of information. Manage to optimize. Accelerate your way to industry leadership!

Optimization is the day’s success mantra! However sleek your processes are, there is still room for improvement and optimization—as you would have realized by now. The best way to gain the industry leadership you desire is to harness technology to achieve operational efficiency and productivity, optimize the supply chain – including logistics and inventory, and deliver the ore to your customers at optimum cost.

Welcome Ramco ERP on Cloud into your enterprise and experience the magic. Ramco’s comprehensive Mining solution has been fine-tuned to meet your every need, thanks to years of experience gained by the company in working with clients in this space. It helps companies in Mining & Minerals to transform business processes - both internally and externally, and weave together suppliers, logistics service providers and partners into a collaborative ecosystem focused on increasing efficiency and responsiveness to end customers. Based on Ramco VirtualWorks, the solution is also highly flexible. It provides “change on demand” capability to tweak your system on-the-go, to rapidly respond to evolving corporate imperatives, regulatory changes and market conditions.

Ramco’s solution is suited for single / multi-mine, multi-geography, multi-modal transportation and multi-company enterprises. It weaves into each of your processes, be it exploration, scientific mine planning, land management, procurement, inventory management, production, asset maintenance and management, supply chain planning, sales and marketing, customer relationship management, human resources and payroll, finance or analytics, to ensure operational efficiency and productivity. It improves planning and control, and provides end-to-end visibility so that you are well-equipped to make the best decisions. The solution is also highly secure, so you need not fret about the safety of your data - a critical asset.

Take a look at how you can accelerate your journey to success with Ramco’s solution...

Increase operational efficiency

Plan on the move. Make the best decisions.

With complete visibility across all mines, stocks, beneficiation, transportation, schedules and non-mining business processes, you can plan perfectly, make wise decisions and also adapt processes on-the-go to meet changing market demands. Ramco’s solution includes excellent planning and business intelligence features.

  • Increase production efficiency
  • Optimize the supply chain, manage transportation, logistics and scheduling with ease
  • Make quick and smart decisions, with information about mines/plant operations and plans at your fingertips
  • Scientifically plan; and compare the plan with actual situation at all stages of the mining operation
  • Add power to your work force; enable them to plan, execute and track tasks on the move with innovative mobile solutions.

Manage multiple exploration sites

Handle many an exploration site easily and effectively.

You can now handle several exploration sites simultaneously. Besides allowing the planner to schedule and allocate resources and equipments, Ramco’s solution also helps track the performance and cost details for individual exploration activities.

  • Manage exploration activities scientifically through an exclusive mining project monitoring software
  • Directly capture remote site surveys, geological and core log analysis data from remote exploration sites
  • Automatically generate survey and geological plans collated from the remote site
  • Automatically generate quality and quantity plans based on Kriging rule engine
  • Estimate funds required for exploration sites and help to reserve it.

Manage mining leases and land parcels with an integrated GIS system

Bid adieu to complex paper work. Manage leases and other land-related compliances easily.

Land procurement and management of land parcels can now be handled digitally with least paper work. You can procure land at the right time based on the planned scientific working boundary. All the land details, along with the revenue and village map, can be recorded for future reference through Ramco VirtualWorks.

  • Eliminate the hassles of conventional paper work
  • Manage land digitally through exercises like surface rent payment, dead rent, renewal of licenses for exploration/mining, etc.

Plan scientifically

Model the mine. Visualize and analyze data effectively.

Ramco’s Mine Management Solution enables you to model the mine from just boreholes data. It helps engineers to analyze the data in the form of contours, digital terrain models, 3-dimensional block models, grade and tonnage curves, and in-situ and retrievable reserves. You can make the most of our facility to design ramps, haul roads, dump yards, and tools to perform production sequencing and optimize the mineral extraction through economic pit limits.

  • Generate Iso-Pach/Iso-Metal/Iso-Grade/RL intercept/Stripping ratio contours
  • Generate 2D/3D mine models accurately using Kriging
  • Simulate and decide the ultimate pit and dump yards based on residual grade and market value
  • Generate production plans based on invoices, and transportation schedules based on quality, quantity and logistics constraints

Plan, work, profit on the move

You don’t need to be in office to plan intelligently! Our solution stays with you, on-the-move.

Engineers no longer have to rely on walkie-talkies and other means of field communication. Live information from mines, crushers and logistics providers can be supplied to engineers and planners on rugged hand-held devices and PDAs.

  • Perform daily planning and solve Blending problems on the move
  • Track the quality, production and equipment status in real-time
  • Plan on the move; optimize the operational activities based on field conditions.

Optimize ore logistics and transportation

Understand the largest cost point – transportation. Get a grip on the whole picture, and manage to optimize.

Transportation is the single largest cost in the entire mining supply chain. Various modes of transport like river, surface and sea with carrier options like trucks, rail, barges, ships, etc., at different stages with varying volumes, unit cost, transport time and penalties, make supply chain scheduling and logistics planning a very tough task. With Ramco ERP on Cloud, hope is in sight!

  • Optimize transportation, logistics and scheduling across the supply chain
  • Improve operational efficiency and reduce cost
  • Streamline constraints like ore quality, quantity and statutory documentation required for stage-to-stage transport
  • Easily overcome contract problems concerning multi-modal transportation
  • Achieve consolidated enterprise view for each cost element declared in the system
  • Configure various constraints in transportation based on forecast or historical data, with objectives like ‘minimization of the cost or ton for shipment, with least deviation from plans, and high quality’
  • Simulate the data for longer horizons based on forecasts using techniques like ARIMA, Multi-Linear Regression and Genetic Programming libraries
  • Handle tasks like stockpile management, ore blending, transport scheduling, demand and supply planning, maintenance planning, generation of invoices based on quality accepted by customer, automated statutory document generation at various stages, SMS or email notification at every step, etc.

Manage ever-changing rules and regulations

Handle stringent mining regulations with ease. Keep up with changing rules.

Mining is one of those industries that regulatory authorities watch very closely. There are stringent regulations and innumerable rules to be followed, not to forget dozens of compliance documents. Not adhering to even one requirement can lead to serious implications, including closure of mines. Why worry about all that, when you have Ramco’s solution on hand?

  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of compliance programs
  • Benefit from Ramco's integrated approach to governance through the GRC solution
  • Manage your risks better

Achieve high inventory visibility

Keep a watch on what you stock. Waste not, want not.

Managing multiple stockpiles/warehouses/blast muck in multiple locations is no mean task. It is a key factor that can make or break your business. By managing your inventory properly, you can reduce wastage yet ensure that all orders are fulfilled timely.

  • You can achieve high inventory visibility across the supply chain
  • Equipped with real-time information, you can make quick and accurate decisions
  • The solution addresses multiple unit-of-measures, multiple locations, lot and serial tracking, attribute management, item planning by reorder level, min-max or MRP
  • Physical inventory and cycle count processes are also supported

Streamline procurement

Be in league with your suppliers. Save time and money.

What you buy influences what you make. It is critical that you get the right materials at the right time, at the right place and from the right people, and Ramco’s ERP solution can help you manage this quite easily!

  • With Ramco’s solution, you can manage purchase processes comprehensively and enhance supplier relationships
  • The solution supports normal, capital, consignment and drop-ship types of procurement, multiple goods receipt for a PO, purchase budgeting & control, supplier performance ratings, VMI and consignment purchase
  • Monitor quality of incoming material and take corrective action promptly
  • You can handle complex sub-contracting processes with ease

Enhance order-to-cash cycle

Efficiency is the secret formula for high-returns.

Any lapse in the sales process can directly affect the customer—and your profitability. It is very important to closely track and maximize the efficiency of the order-to-cash cycle. We have incorporated every feature required to do this.

  • Achieve high returns through efficient sales processes - from prospecting to collection and after-sales support
  • Record customer information, project sales forecasts, manage the ordering process, configure products to customer specifications, manage complex pricing mechanisms and finally ship the Mineral to the customer
  • Manage global business easily with multi-currency and multi-country support

Manage assets optimally

Long live your assets!

Every asset matters. With Ramco’s solution, you can effectively manage the entire asset lifecycle and ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and used optimally, so as to enhance both its life and utilization.

  • Improve asset utilization through effective control over your HEMM assets
  • Manage the entire asset lifecycle from capital planning and budgeting, procurement and operations, to maintenance and repair
  • Achieve integrated asset maintenance and management and an improved return on assets
  • Benefit from functionalities for preventive, predictive and breakdown maintenance, rotables management, troubleshooting and outsourcing of maintenance activities.

Manage your workforce effectively

You most valuable asset—people—can also give you the most returns.

Your employees are the face of your company. It is important to make sure they are happy. Of course, happy employees will work effectively and enhance your profits!

  • Automate your entire human capital management process
  • Efficiently manage workforce, staffing, employee development, planning, compensation and benefits
  • Seamlessly integrate with payroll

Streamline finances

Money is the blood of business — don’t lose a single drop!

Every business transaction needs to be tracked, monitored and optimized—because every penny is valuable. With our solution, you can manage the financials across the organization, and plan optimally for maximum growth.

  • Streamline financials across your multi-company and multi-currency enterprises
  • Configure financial statements for your requirements
  • Benefit from a powerful global tax engine.

Gain business insights

Be informed, to make the best decisions

Timely information is worth its weight in gold, because it will help you make quick and wise decisions—that will directly affect your business growth. Ramco’s ERP ensures real-time information availability in whatever form you want—concise or detailed.

  • Gain business insights through the use of dashboards, key performance indicators, and a balanced scorecard framework
  • Respond quickly to changes in the business environment
  • Benefit from a variety of reports on reserve estimation, mineable reserves, production schedule based on vessel locking, asset utilization / performance, barge movement, customer / vendor ageing, and many more.

Manage your data effectively

One true version of all information

Data is critical to many facets of business—whether to run the company on a day-to-day basis, to formulate growth strategies, or to comply with regulatory requirements. With our services, you can rest assured of reliable information availability at all times.

  • Be assured of a ‘single version of truth’ through our MDM services
  • Quickly identify, target and resolve master data issues and restore confidence to your business intelligence

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