The right goals and metrics can help drive desired behaviour and improve operational performance. However, well-defined goals and metrics are only half the battle. DINGO told IM: “When we engage with a mine site, we often find that the various departments operate in silos and have different, sometimes competing, objectives. When reliability, maintenance, and operations teams have independent initiatives that don’t roll up to the overarching goals of the mine, it can create a disjointed, inefficient operating environment. Moreover, people tend to focus on functional task-completion versus goal attainment. To help get everyone on the same page and focused on the right goals and activities to maximise productivity, DINGO created a web-based, universally accessible Trakka® Asset Health Dashboard.”
By spanning functions and levels, the dashboard not only encourages teams to develop goals and metrics that tie to the mine’s overarching objectives, but it also creates transparency and consistency. When everyone is looking at the same information in the same system, they are getting the necessary context to prioritise and perform the most important work for the mine, versus the most important work for their department. “And the right work typically gets completed quickly and correctly, because what gets measured, gets done. By providing clear, universal goals, and visibly measuring them, the new Asset Health Dashboard from DINGO has helped break down cross-functional barriers, increase accountability, and dramatically improve operational efficiency.”
DINGO’s Trakka Asset Health Dashboard
The dashboard provides increased visibility to “at risk” components; a streamlined view of all components in abnormal condition ranked by dollar value; enhanced planning capabilities; and a snapshot of high-hour components along with a view of all components replaced in the last 30 days to aid with the planning of future component replacements. With improved action tracking it provides a list of all overdue actions to help the team prioritise critical work while advanced KPI Tracking keeps the financial impacts and component life achievements of the Asset Health program visible.
Excerpted from the Fluid Maintenance article in the January 2016 edition of International Mining
By Paul Moore