Maintenance Strategy

Define a tailor-made maintenance strategy to suit the needs and equipment of your mine
Define a tailor-made maintenance strategy to suit the needs and equipment of your mine


Define a tailor-made maintenance strategy to suit the needs and equipment of your mine

Mining companies face several challenges when defining their maintenance strategies. Many elements must be carefully considered. For example: age of equipment, life of mine, supply chain constraints, talent level of maintenance personnel, weather and seasonality, and even ESG scores that help or hinder fleet financing. These various conditions have a direct impact on which maintenance strategy to deploy, such as corrective/preventive/predictive, risk-based, condition-based, break and fix, or even run to failure. Effective maintenance strategies are increasingly reliant on data accuracy and data capture.

For most operations, equipment and infrastructure has been in use for many years, which adds complexity and cost to maintenance. With spare parts no longer available, or increasingly difficult to secure, the cost of maintaining older equipment may surpass upgrading to newer equipment.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we transition from reactive maintenance to a more proactive and predictive maintenance approach?
  2. What technologies, such as IoT sensors or data analytics, should we invest in to enhance our maintenance capabilities?
  3. What data should we collect and monitor from our equipment, and how can we use this data to predict and prevent failures?
  4. Are there opportunities to automate routine maintenance tasks to improve efficiency and reduce labor costs?
  5. How can we ensure the safety of maintenance personnel when working in challenging and hazardous mining environments?
  6. Are there opportunities to optimize maintenance schedules and resource allocation to reduce costs while maintaining equipment performance?

By incorporating automation and robotics into maintenance processes, mine operators can vastly improve efficiency and safety of workers. Remote monitoring technologies are also increasingly being used to track equipment health and performance, enabling quicker responses to issues as they arise.

Our experts at Unison Mining can help you improve the processes and align KPIs to ensure workers adhere to the new ways of working necessary for successful technology adoption. By incentivizing behavior changes at every organizational level, we work with you to ensure maintenance strategies are sustained over the long term.

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


Maintenance Strategy

Define a tailor-made maintenance strategy to suit the needs and equipment of your mine
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Wrench Time Optimization

Explore the behavior changes needed to optimize wrench time and maintenance productivity
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Response Time Practices

Reduce response time and establish and communicate comprehensive practices for equipment accidents or near-misses
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Work Order Systems Enhancements

Optimize maintenance workflows to fully utilize existing work order systems and technology
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Equipment Aging & Bad Actors

Identify bad actor equipment faster to avoid accidents and downtime due to aging equipment
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Spares & Tools Management

Systemize the procurement and storage of spare parts and tools to hedge against unforeseen downtime
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Ready Backlog

Minimize delays in returning idle equipment to service by allocating a ready backlog of maintenance personnel and kitted materials
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Kitting & Critical Path

Consolidate parts, materials, and tools prior to a maintenance event to eliminate lost wrench time
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Subtask Time Estimation

Estimate sub-tasks more accurately to ensure the total hours estimated will be met or reduced.
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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.

Incorporate automation and remote monitoring in maintenance for optimal mine productivity.

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