Wrench Time Optimization

Optimize wrench time to reduce downtime and improve maintenance productivity
Optimize wrench time to reduce downtime and improve maintenance productivity


Optimize wrench time to reduce downtime and improve maintenance productivity

Wrench time optimization provides a huge opportunity for mining companies to improve operational efficiency, reduce downtime and lower costs. By increasing the proportion of actual time spent by maintenance technicians on repairs and maintenance activities, companies can ensure that mine productivity improves for enhanced profitability.

However, with mining equipment becoming more complex and connected through the Internet of Things and equipment sensors, the complexity of maintenance scheduling increases. Without the efficient gathering, managing and analyzing of data from monitoring systems and sensors, maintenance tasks may not be appropriately timed, which in turn leads to reduced wrench time.

For wrench time to be maximized on-site for improved productivity, comprehensive skills and training for maintenance technicians, optimal workforce scheduling, communication and coordination are crucial for success.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we improve the skill level of our maintenance technicians through training programs or skills development?
  2. What strategies can we implement to ensure timely availability of spare parts?
  3. What scheduling methods can help us allocate maintenance tasks more effectively?
  4. How can we improve communication and coordination between maintenance and other departments?
  5. What data should we be collecting, and how can we use it to optimize maintenance schedules?
  6. What can we do to improve equipment accessibility for maintenance crews?
  7. How can we balance safety protocols with efficient maintenance processes?

Implementing new maintenance technologies, such as predictive maintenance tools and remote monitoring systems has the potential to significantly increase wrench time. However, sufficient training for maintenance technicians and management control systems are needed to monitor wrench time accurately and fully utilize these technologies.

At Unison Mining, our experts work shoulder to shoulder with your team to systematically incorporate the systems, performance metrics, and controls needed into your existing processes to ensure sustainable 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.

Increase wrench time for enhanced mine productivity and profitability.

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