The Australian Mining Review - - WHITEHAVEN COAL -

The se­cret be­hind some of to­day’s in­dus­try lead­ers is an Aus­tralian de­vel­oped suite of so­lu­tions for man­ag­ing the en­tire min­ing busi­ness in real-time, on-site and re­motely, with au­to­matic data-cap­ture and full in­te­gra­tion.

Com­pa­nies like award-win­ning Kestrel, Cen­ten­nial, and oth­ers us­ing Pulse Min­ing ERP to man­age their vi­tal signs be­fore and dur­ing the pan­demic can emerge stronger on the other side com­pared to their peers and com­peti­tors, ac­cord­ing to Ash Bos­worth, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and CEO of Pulse.

“My talks at IMARC over the last cou­ple of years have re­volved around the need for min­ing com­pa­nies to shift to­ward In­dus­try 4.0 sooner rather than later,” Mr Bos­worth said.

“Those that re­mained on the fence, re­ly­ing on sys­tems they’ve cob­bled to­gether them­selves be­tween soft­ware, spread­sheets and pa­per­work, are sud­denly hav­ing real trou­ble main­tain­ing con­trol and vis­i­bil­ity across the busi­ness.

Al­most overnight, as it turns out, dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion has be­come the over­ar­ch­ing in­dus­try im­per­a­tive.”


In the white pa­per ‘Holis­tic Busi­ness Op­ti­mi­sa­tion V. The Silo Men­tal­ity’, pro­moted by Aust­mine to its so­cial me­dia au­di­ence in late 2019, Ash Bos­worth ex­plained how old-school min­ing com­pa­nies are get­ting left be­hind by smaller com­pa­nies with more ef­fi­cient oper­a­tions that are more eas­ily man­aged from any lo­ca­tion - even when peo­ple are mo­bile or work­ing from home.

Back then, no­body could have fore­seen how nec­es­sary it would soon be­come to man­age ev­ery as­pect of the min­ing busi­ness with­out nec­es­sar­ily be­ing on­site or at­tend­ing the of­fice.

“I’ve spo­ken be­fore about how Pulse An­a­lyt­ics brings to­gether the full pic­ture of real-time busi­ness per­for­mance from any sen­sors, spread­sheets, apps, soft­ware and sys­tems into mul­ti­layer dash­board vi­su­al­i­sa­tions with in­stant drill-down on de­tails,” said Mr Bos­worth.

“But while Pulse An­a­lyt­ics is avail­able to ev­ery­one, no mat­ter what sys­tems they’re us­ing, it doesn’t eclipse the ben­e­fits gained by us­ing our ERP mod­ules and tools as the core man­age­ment sys­tem.

“When we take man­agers from dif­fer­ent busi­ness de­part­ments on a quick tour of our full suite of so­lu­tions, we of­ten hear ex­cla­ma­tions of amaze­ment at how Pulse will make ev­ery­one’s jobs eas­ier. “

“This is par­tic­u­larly true of our in­te­grated Plan­ning and Bud­get­ing tools.“

“They’re game-chang­ers for man­agers need­ing to deal with rapidly chang­ing sce­nar­ios at the present time.”


Mr Bos­worth re­ported that a slew of star­tups, and sites planned for re­open­ing af­ter years in care and main­te­nance, are look­ing to Pulse for busi­ness op­ti­mi­sa­tion from ‘Day One’ of the prac­ti­cal ramp-up into rolling oper­a­tions.

“Mal­abar Coal is prob­a­bly the first of these fully-dig­i­tal star­tups to be an­nounced this year, with a Pulse sys­tem set to go live in July, af­ter three months of im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Time will re­veal how much more ef­fi­ciently these next-gen­er­a­tion out­fits will run against larger com­pa­nies that are still lag­ging be­hind with their busi­ness tech­nol­ogy,” he said.

“And we’re not just talk­ing about star­tups and re­boots in coal but gold, nickel, iron ore and other re­sources. They’ll run leaner and pro­duce more with greater prof­itably through us­ing Pulse as their man­age­ment sys­tem.”


Pulse is mak­ing head­lines around the world this year by pro­vid­ing the tech­nol­ogy for Bat Booth 2.0, the world’s only dig­i­tally-en­abled equip­ment for min­imis­ing the risk of hu­man virus trans­mis­sion at min­ing and quar­ry­ing sites, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously mon­i­tor­ing work­ers for signs of heat stroke and help­ing to pro­tect against the de­vel­op­ment of dust-re­lated dis­eases such as sil­i­co­sis and CWP (black lung).

Bat Booth 2.0, with Pulse-de­vel­oped user con­trol in­ter­faces and real-time dash­board views of work­force health to em­power HR and safety man­agers, is al­ready be­ing mar­keted in­ter­na­tion­ally by the Mel­bourne-based man­u­fac­turer, Mideco.

“Our com­pany has been ded­i­cated to op­ti­mis­ing busi­nesses in the min­ing in­dus­try for more than 30-years. Yet to­day, when many busi­nesses out­side of min­ing are only just learn­ing to pivot for their sur­vival, it demon­strates our na­tive agility when we can de­velop tech­nol­ogy for Bat Booth 2.0 within weeks of the COVID-19 pan­demic an­nounce­ment,” Mr Bos­worth said.

“We’re able to build an­a­lyt­ics dash­boards for most pur­poses within a few days. With Pulse, even large min­ing com­pa­nies can achieve dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion within three months, and this quan­tum up­grade usu­ally costs much less than the old-school sys­tem that our fully in­te­grated suite of so­lu­tions re­places.”

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and CEO of Pulse, Ash­ley Bos­worth

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