As part of the Consult Phase, FTP will review and assist in the identification and selection of the following:
As part of the Design Phase, FTP will review and assist in the following:
As part of the Execute Phase, FTP will review and assist in the following:
As part of the Validate Phase, FTP will conduct the following:
FTP’s Support service and reporting provides a central source of truth driving accountability, resulting in maximum asset availability.
The first phase on the Journey is where FTP leverages its extensive industry experience to assist our clients in developing their tailored Journey to Autonomy Pathway. Conventional mining operations framework, and business processes need to be transitioned to support High-Availability Autonomous Operations, and FTP’s consult phase assists to identify the changes required in the operating model.
From network design and technology selection, through to auditing of existing systems, teams and processes, we have the expertise to ensure our clients are enabled to make informed and effective decisions when implementing Autonomous Operations.
As businesses are often structured significantly different, a one-size-fits-all approach is impractical when implementing such important operational changes, and therefore this is the most critical step in the Journey, to understand client specific needs and structures, in order to identify the best approach and achieve maximum return on investment.
FTP has extensive partnerships and relationships with all major Autonomy OEMs and supporting Technology vendors, and is uniquely positioned to provide vendor agnostic advice and insight when selecting the most suitable technologies to enable Autonomous Operations.
FTP will assist to identify all existing mining technology applications, incorporate the additional requirements for Autonomy, and present recommended technology solutions that are compatible with the OEM road-map, while ensuring that the enterprise architecture that is required is incorporated in the foundational infrastructure.
Operational Model Review
With extensive experience gained through involvement in the majority of global Autonomous Implementations, our experts will review your operational structure, and provide unbiased recommendations on improvements to your Operational Support teams.
Understanding the interfaces and integration required across mining operations, maintenance, reliability, technology systems support, vendors, the Autonomy OEM, and the OEM dealer is critical in understanding how the business must transition from manned operations to Autonomy. FTP will facilitate workshops with the relevant stakeholders to identify the business processes needing development, and the swim lanes showing the interfaces among support personnel to ensure appropriate accountabilities are defined for effective startup.
Network and Infrastructure Report
Where an Operational Technology Network exists, FTP will review existing wireless and wired networks, to understand the architecture, performance, and management of the current network environment. A resulting Autonomy readiness assessment report, high-level budgetary estimate, and high-level implementation schedule will be produced, identifying the gap analysis between the existing and future autonomous ready OT network environment.
At the completion of the Consult phase, our clients will have all the necessary information to enable the design, execution, delivery and support of a High Availability Operational Technology Network, in support of Autonomous Operations.