Short Interval Control app a powerful tool for improving underground production
THE team at Commit Works have been implementing Short Interval Control (SIC) systems for more than 20 years in mines.
Short Interval Control (SIC) enables frontline leaders to see how their process is performing against a plan throughout a shift.
Each shift is broken into short intervals (of about two hours) where supervisors review performance against targets. This allows them to address any issues before they become unnecessary waste, and to co-ordinate day-to-day work better.
The central idea behind SIC is that when supervisors are more aware of how their process is performing during the shift, then they will be able to act to keep the process on course to hit its target each shift.
What does the Commit Works SIC app do?
Using mobile technology and real-time data, the app lets supervisors track work on their tablets or mobile phones while they are on site.
It connects to the company’s existing scheduling software, Fewzion, so that the work of underground crews is regularly measured against plans and updated in real time.
Why choose the Commit Works SIC app?
An increasingly competitive market means that mines need to work more efficiently to maintain their profits.
While the mining industry has traditionally used paper-based SIC, this app is more effective and reliable because it gives supervisors real time insights into what’s happening at the coalface and enables them to respond quickly to improve results every shift.
“Short Interval Control is one of the most powerful tools for improving production, Commit Works chief executive Paul Moynagh said.
“We’re pleased to bring our app to underground mining operations because it offers the best available system for tracking work and boosting results.”
Underground miner in North Queensland using the SIC app.