What is the effect of ignoring truck bunching in simulation results?

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In my post on the 2013 SME Annual Meeting, I promised to explain, in further detail, the work we presented at the conference on the effect of truck bunching on discrete event simulation (DES) analysis. The goal of this post … Continue reading

Do operators have an effect on energy efficiency of mining operations?

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As promised in my last post, I want to share with you, in detail, the work we presented at the 2013 Annual SME Conference in Denver, CO. The goal of this post is to expand on the summary and slides … Continue reading

Conference report: 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit

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This past week (February 24-27), mining professionals gathered in Denver, CO for the 142nd SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit. The meeting was well attended, in spite of the weather (lots of snow), which delayed my own arrival after my flight … Continue reading