May 17, 2020

Perfect order and supply chain solutions

commodity delivery
mining supply chain
Supply Chai
Dale Benton
2 min
Perfect order in the mining industry
Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solu...

Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions has entered the mining industry supply chain.

The company has announced today the launch of “Perfect Order”, a solution experience for natural resources that improves the efficiency and profitability of a mining company’s supply chain.

Perfect order will assist in end to end supply chain management capabilities allowing better visibility, control and predictability across operations.

With increased external pressures on mining companies to deliver commodity shipments

Mining companies will receive a holistic view of the entire supply chain, from infrastructure constraints and bottlenecks, to labour shortages or the financial impact of an operational change.

In the modern industry, where technological innovation is not limited to machinery and a shift towards data analysis, companies can plan across supply chain functions to ensure they meet forecast demand, visualise all activities in their supply networks and optimise the flow of goods, resulting in greater predictability for their business.

“Mining companies are looking to experience the digital transformation that has brought operational stability, enterprise agility and improved business performance to other industries,” said Marni Rabassó, Vice President Natural Resources Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “Dassault Systèmes offers a diverse set of solutions to the mining industry that stems from decades of technological expertise.  With ‘Perfect Order,’ mining companies will uncover hidden value in increased efficiency of the supply chain, which also improves the customers’ delivery experience.”


What can Perfect Order do for mining companies?

  • Provide what Dassault describes as a “single source of truth”, connecting all planning decisions, from mine to port.
  • Improved shipment forecasting and logistics planning integrating market demand forecasts, availability of commodities at mine sites, and the capacity of transport networks as well as predictive intelligence that leverages historical data and causal factors such as price and GDP.
  • Real-time key performance indicators on the impact of planning decisions that allow for rapid adjustments to be made to keep deliveries, specifications and budget on track.
  • Ability to match supply and demand to resource capacity, maximising fulfilment of contracts and resulting in fewer penalties and an improved customer experience.


For those of you, we say through gritted teeth, who are lucky enough to be attending Minexpo 2016 this week, you can catch up with Dassault Systèmes at booth 2453.


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May 4, 2021

Axora launches global challenge for digital technology

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Axora, the industrial B2B digital solutions marketplace, has launched 'The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge' to discover game changing innovations

Axora is launching the world’s first international competition to discover new cost-saving digital technology for industrial companies, which can produce rapid benefits within a year.


The Metals & Mining and Oil & Gas sectors have recently experienced budget cuts of 20% on average, driven by a variety of factors including the global pandemic, slump in demand and price wars. The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge aims to transform these industries by discovering innovative, digital solutions that reduce cost fast and pay for themselves, whilst achieving the same or improved productivity, health and safety and sustainability standards.

Digital Transformation

“While digital solutions can help to get work done quicker and more cost-effectively, they typically require a three-year ROI, and if there’s no flexibility in the budget, a full budget planning cycle is needed to get things moving”, said Dr. Nick Mayhew, Chief Commercial Officer, Axora.

“Yet, extra financial cost is often incurred in delaying digital projects, so customers have asked us to highlight solutions that can have an ‘in year payback’ whereby the cost spent on the solution and deployment will be more than recovered within the budget year - this accelerates the timeline and drives positive business impact, quickly.”

The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge

Axora is keen to learn of any digital cost-saving innovation which: meets the 12-month payback timeframe; can be deployed in any part of the value chain including upstream, downstream or midstream oil and gas, metals processing or mining; and is ready for market. The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, academics and sector leaders across the world. The competition will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.

“We’re passionate about supporting our industries and customers through all forms of digital transformation and the cost-saving solutions we are searching for could also provide a lifeline to many mining and metals and oil and gas companies in the current economic climate,” added Dr. Mayhew.

Improving productivity, safety and sustainability

Up to ten finalists will be chosen to pitch their solutions at a digital pitch day later this year, after which Axora will validate the ROI models and vet the solutions. The winner will receive the ‘Axora Market Accelerator’ sales and marketing package worth £10,000. This includes a two-hour workshop, promotion through Axora’s thought leadership content and inclusion into its digital demand engines, providing the opportunity for the winning solution to benefit thousands of industrial companies. Entries are open until May 31. Full details of the competition including terms and conditions can be found here.

To learn more about the Axora B2B digital solutions marketplace read our feature in the latest issue of Mining Global magazine.

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