Mine Planning & Scheduling‎‎‏‏‎ ‎Optimisation Capabilities‏‏‎ ‎

SOT is the industry’s only strategic financial optimisation tool for underground mines that maximises productivity and profitability outcomes by optimising the net present value (NPV) of the mine schedule.

As a comprehensive mine schedule optimisation tool, SOT uses an evolutionary search algorithm to generate optimised schedules that maximise the NPV of an underground resource. SOT is purpose-built for scenario planning and comparisons. This provides mine planners with the ability to analyse multiple strategies and inform the selection of alternative, high-value NPV schedules. Operations can extract more value from an underground resource with an NPV optimised schedule, thereby mitigating risk and decreasing the payback period. 

A wide range of benefits

Key Features

Optimised NPV

Custom heuristics and an evolutionary algorithm optimise the NPV

Decision support

Identify robust, high-value schedules that drive strategic mine planning

Scenario planning & comparisons

Generate multiple ‘what if’ scenarios in minutes to determine economic viability

Value maximisation

Evidence-based strategic decisions create higher value

Seamless integration

Integrated mine planning that enables plan-to-plan compliance

Optimal transition

Efficiently transition from open pit to underground mining