Delay Management

Anticipate and manage operational delays, keeping your production schedule on track
Anticipate and manage operational delays, keeping your production schedule on track


Anticipate and manage operational delays, keeping your production schedule on track

Managing delays in the load and haul process is a significant challenge for mining companies, as these delays can have a ripple effect on the entire operation, leading to decreased productivity and increased costs. A host of factors can contribute to delays including the design and management of roads and ramps, traffic congestion arriving at excavators, queue time at the excavators, managing adverse weather conditions, and operator skills are a few examples that affect safety and throughput in load and haul operations.

Equipment breakdowns reduce fleet availability and can further lead to traffic and congestion on route and at the loading faces. While maintaining mining equipment is essential, scheduling maintenance at the wrong time will disrupt production. Finding the right balance between preventative maintenance and production is challenging.

While implementing and integrating technology solutions like fleet management systems, GPS tracking, and automation can be a big investment in time and resources, these technologies are growing increasingly essential to optimize load and haul processes and reduce costs and downtime. Efficient loading and dumping procedures are also essential to ensure that trucks are loaded to capacity and that dumping sites are optimized. Unison Mining’s proprietary methodology converts existing data from dispatch systems to real time information that is communicated through any smart device to front line leadership in operations and maintenance.

These requirements are linked to inventory and procurement to analyze negative impacts on critical spares, expedited freight, and scheduling maintenance events.

Key Client Challenges:

How can we use data and predictive analytics to forecast and mitigate delays caused by weather, equipment failures, or other factors?

  1. How can we optimize equipment maintenance schedules to prevent unplanned downtime?
  2. What strategies can be employed to minimize traffic congestion and improve the flow of equipment and trucks on mine roads?
  3. What technology solutions, such as fleet management systems or predictive maintenance tools, should we implement to improve equipment reliability and reduce delays?
  4. Are there opportunities to automate certain aspects of the load and haul process to reduce reliance on human operators and minimize downtime during shift changes?
  5. How can we better monitor and analyze equipment performance data to identify inefficiencies and address them proactively?

By addressing these challenges, capitalizing on opportunities and continuously monitoring and adapting to changing conditions, mining companies can significantly reduce delays in the load and haul process, leading to improved productivity and profitability.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Road Management

Design, maintain, and optimize haul roads to decrease transport time, reduce wear and tear on your fleet, extend truck lifespan, and cut maintenance costs.
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Cycle Time Management

Manage the load-haul-dump cycle to enhance your cycle management, reduce downtime, and cost per ton.
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Payload Improvement

Enhance your loading practices to maximize payload, reduce overloading, and cut down on cycle times.
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Delay Management

Anticipate and manage operational delays, keeping your production schedule on track.
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Queue Management

Implement queue management strategies to reduce wait times, allowing you to deploy your fleet when and where they're needed most.
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Fragmentation Strategy

Fine-tune your blasting strategies for better fragmentation, reduced downstream costs and increased shovel productivity.

Data & Analytics Strategy

Leverage data solutions to drive decision-making in your load and haul processes.

Dispatch Strategies

Streamline dispatch operations & processes to reap the full ROI of your systems

Dispatch Optimization

Streamline dispatch operations & processes to reap the full ROI of your systems
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Pit Conditions

Assess pit conditions accurately for effective mine planning.
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Pre-Spotting & Double-Sided Loading

Execute pre-spotting & double-sided loading techniques effectively for reduced haulage costs
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Enhance mine productivity by reducing delays in the load and haul process.

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