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LOTS Group AB (556593-3057)

+46 8 553 500 00
info@lotsgroup.com
P.O.Box 160, Vasagatan 16
101 23 Stockholm, Sweden

Mining

The whole flow and nothing but the flow

Your business is mining, not transport. Still transports are a vital part of your operations - and a key to optimize efficiency throughout the whole value chain. We bring lean production to mining transports, increasing productivity. We can run your transport system for you - so that you can focus on your core business.

Safety is the primary focus in all our processes. Lean is not about making mobile equipment and workers move faster - it's about shortening lead times and streamlining transport cycles, through a smoother flow without bottlenecks, making transports aligned with demand. In short: To create a transport process that saves time, cost and resources.

 

Now, most transport companies focus on the transport only. We, on the other hand, look at the whole flow. Because it is in the intersections between loading and un-loading that you can find improvements and reduce costs.

By analyzing the flow, trim it and fine tune it, we make it work faster and smarter. You could say, we run your mine site more like a production flow in manufacturing.

So, if you don’t have time to read anymore, know that we can take over your whole transport operations. You don’t have to worry about a thing.

This is where we start - Flow simulation

Initial planning

If you do want to read more, here comes the rest. Most transport companies set up their operations without thinking it through. A big mistake in our opinion. Our idea is to simulate possible scenarios already in the planning phase. That way we can foresee where the bottlenecks will appear and understand how to improve the flow. In this model we can also calculate on how much costs we could cut. It becomes a plan or a blueprint if you like, that we follow-up on while operating your transport.

From A to B - The Flow in Mining

We design, set up and operate sustainable mine transport systems that create a low environmental footprint, promote local businesses and minimize non productive activities. Our offer contains consultancy, operation and digital tools.

If it's a green field we offer advice and solutions all the way from the pre-feasibility stage.

For mines and quarries already in operation we analyze and suggest efficiency steps for lean transport.

We offer to operate your complete transport flows from pit to port.

See the bigger picture - The Control Tower

The heart of the operations sits in our control tower. This is where everyone can stay up to date of what’s happening on the site. It is like a dispatch central for everyone involved, from the mine manager to the drivers.

Here we can overlook the whole flow and follow all vehicles on the screens in real time. Our transport operators see how many trucks and loads are in rotation. How long time the vehicles stand still during loading. What maintenance is needed on the roads. How much fuel is used, when employees take breaks, and intervene if material is about to be delivered to the wrong place.

 

We have direct contact with the drivers, who report if there are any problems along the way. It could be anything from a flat tire, to a difficult dumping zone or an inaccessible road.

We collect and analyze all data to understand where there is room for improvement in your flow. It could be to change to a more environmentally friendly fuel or to overlook the roads more often. When we know the demand at the factory and the material availability in the mine, we plan how many trucks and employees to schedule.

By constantly staying up to date and improving the flow, we don’t only ensure a safe work place for everyone involved, we make less impact on the environment and, we cut your costs and ours at the same time.

More value for your money

Lean Operations

Making the best of your flow - We constantly trim your flow to make the overall quality better.

 

Taking full ownership of equipment - We take a total cost of ownership approach to our equipment.

 

Looking beyond where we stand - We look at the whole value chain to find key areas of improvement.

Finding new ways. Together

Partnership

Coaching culture - We clarify expectations and responsibilities as well as acknowledge good performance.

 

Arranging meetings - We engage in problem solving and arrange driver/ transport manager/ industry meetings.

 

Performance based contracts - We use profit sharing based on performance.

Making data easy to act upon

Digitalization

Monitor vehicles in real time - Our visual management system lets you know where the vehicles are in real time.

 

Reporting deviations - The drivers and our control tower report process deviations enabling better transparency and communication.

 

Always improving - We provide results from operations through a KPI dashboard, enabling quicker analysis and actions for continuous improvement.

Doing good for the greater good

Sustainability

To us sustainability sums up our overall ambition in terms of zero harm vision in transport and work towards social and environmental improvement.

 

We use renewable fuels when possible We invest in equipment and processes that are having the least impact on the environment.

 

We take pride in making sure that our drivers have the best working environment through everything from fair wages to scheduled driving distances.