Work Order Systems Enhancement 

Optimize maintenance workflows to fully utilize existing work order systems and technology
Optimize maintenance workflows to fully utilize existing work order systems and technology


Optimize maintenance workflows to fully utilize existing work order systems and technology

Establishing an effective work order system often involves hurdles such as remote and harsh mine locations with limited or no access to reliable internet connectivity. This leads to difficulties in updating, tracking and managing work orders in real-time, potentially leading to outdated data transfers, information and communication gaps.

Safety protocols need to be integrated into these systems to ensure that maintenance tasks are performed in compliance with regulations, avoiding accidents and legal liabilities. At the core of every work order is the estimated time to complete the work. It is important to update those estimates based on age of the equipment, skill of the crew to diagnose and execute the required work, and priorities within the known backlog.

By integrating the vast amounts of data related to equipment performance mining operators generate, work order systems can be designed to create meaningful reports for better decision-making. However, this requires companies to set up their data infrastructure in an accessible and systematic way, integrating new solutions with existing legacy systems, all while managing budget constraints.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we improve scheduling and prioritize work orders effectively?
  2. What strategies can we implement for predictive maintenance with our work order system?
  3. What technologies are available for us to integrate into our work order systems to streamline maintenance processes?
  4. How can we ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations using our work order system?
  5. What steps can we take to ensure employee buy-in and full adoption of a new work order system?

Successfully implementing an updated work order system will require employee buy-in and cooperation from all management teams involved. By working with our Unison Mining experts, your teams can better plan the training, processes and systems to support the transition and reduce resistance to change.

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.

Ensure up to date information in your work order systems with effective data integration.

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