Press Release

RPM adds another commodity based scheduling solution with the release of Open Cut Phosphate XPAC Solution. (03 Feb 2016)

RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has expanded its mine scheduling reach even further with today’s launch of Open Cut Phosphate (OCPS). This product delivers a significant advancement in scheduling technology for the phosphate industry.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (February 4, 2016)

Mr. Richard Mathews, CEO, said “This latest addition to our XPAC solution suite demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the mining industry as a whole, ensuring that no matter the commodity or mining method, RPM are able to deliver a sophisticated, powerful, user friendly, process driven scheduling product. Just like our other scheduling solutions OCPS will handle more data and process schedules faster than any other application on the market”.

This Open Cut Phosphate solution incorporates product optimisation, dynamic haulage functionality and importantly, advanced destination scheduler.

“Users can step through the reserving process simply and quickly so that they are able to deliver a purpose built mining model for efficient scheduling. Being able to perform these tasks in a single solution delivers a step change for the industry.” 

Keeping pace with the ever changing haulage routes in strip mines is one of the biggest challenges faced by mine planners. OCPS handles this with ease while not losing any of its sophistication. 

“The Phosphate Solution’s Dynamic Haulage component is something unique to RPM. Cleverly considering the varying haul routes at each stage of the schedule, you can be confident that you have the optimal route to get your product from source to destination. Planning haulage during the course of scheduling used to be a dream, but we have made it a reality.” 

Delivering both the correct product specification and volume targets has been another major challenge.

“The Product Optimiser will be invaluable for phosphate miners where grade control is so important. Being able to optimise the mining schedule with your grade targets in mind is an integral part of the scheduling process. With capability to manage multiple pits, multiple stockpiles, and multiple product deliveries Product Optimiser delivers results quickly during the course of running the schedule, not as an afterthought which is often the case.”  

“The Advanced Destination Scheduler has been a crucial part of RPM’s Scheduling products for many years and we are pleased to see it now incorporated into the Open Cut Phosphate Solution. Scheduling sources and destinations simultaneously with the haulage routes gives schedulers the complete picture.” 

For several years now RPM has been moving its products to the enterprise.

“Using the central Enterprise Planning Framework the Phosphate Solution leverages the robust master data module thereby providing greater control and delivering new levels of transparency in planning. Utilising RPM’s enterprise model repository also ensures that a single source of the truth is used at all times.” 

Mr. Mathews concluded “RPM’s diverse and in depth mining experience has allowed us to chart a course to deliver incredibly powerful scheduling solutions for all the major mining markets. With solutions for Open Pit Metals, Open Cut Diamonds, Oil Sands, Open Cut Coal and Quarrying already well established in the market, Open Cut Phosphate is another software solution which has been specifically designed for phosphate miners and their unique business requirements. And this is not the last, work continues on several other commodity solutions that will be announced as 2016 unfolds.”   

If you would like more information on the Open Cut Phosphate XPAC Solution or are interested in a live demonstration please contact your local RPM office.


For futher information please contact:

Suzanne Pelizzari
Global Marketing Manager
+61 7 3100 7200
spelizzari@rpmglobal.com