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This industry has always required a hands-on team to perform its operations and navigate its future, but with an ever-competitive set of contenders disrupting the industry - and industry-based challenges to confront such as commodity prices - staying agile requires a digital perspective.
A perspective we just so happen to have.
Central to the technological overhaul required for mining companies to stay competitive in this industry is discovering new avenues for growth that can match the speed and the scale of new contenders, and protecting your workforce via innovation.
There’s two sides to every story, and this particular tale starts with the operations dedicated to the mining and metals sector. Although digital transformations typically begin with customer insights, how your business produces its products starts your transformation.
Fundamental to this is sourcing technology that provides up-to-date insights into minute-by-minute operations.
AI, the Internet of Things, and cloud-based solutions forge a link between head office and those conducting operations. Any problems? Solved. Potential issues with safety? Sorted. Real-time insight into your business - from boardroom to building materials - is set to be the technological core of your business.
And it’s about time you tapped into it.
The customer is always right, right?
Beyond sourcing innovation for your operations is finding avenues for the technological overhaul via your customer. You can finally reveal their experience with your products, and align them with these new products from the moment data syncs up with head office.
With data-driven insights discovered by technology also utilised for your operations, you can detect the minor changes in their needs in real-time, staying competitive in an ever-changing field, and meeting demands before they even know what they want with due diligence.
By paralleling this with both your marketing and your sales technique, you can achieve the relevancy you need to stay agile against your competition and gain those loyal customers.
Director of Technology, Simply Brands
It’s a simple concept: no two industries are the same. That being said, the metals and mining industry does connect with the core principles of digital transformations shared by other sectors: customer engagement, personalisation, and improved efficiency. Yet it's that last component which takes up the largest portion of attention.
For those with an ear to the ground, our services carry out a Digital Transformation. A Digital Transformation rethinks how you manage your employees', your clients' and business’ data, and how you carry out your business operations from your managing directors to your senior partners. Or, in simple terms, a DT is the technological revamp your business needs to stay competitive.
As this industry is fuelled by a drive to stay competitive via innovated operations with natural resources, the technological overhauls needed centre around this. Efficiency is at the core of your business’ future.
And the fundamental pillar supporting this is intelligent analytics that combine your data-driven insights with the brains of a computing technology, with a human perspective. From there, managing operations can be balanced with monitored marketing and sales which forms the other side of the coin. No matter the side it falls on, your business will be able to adapt in the future and score cost reductions.
It might look complex, but we specialise in this balancing act.
FUEL DISRUPTIVE GROWTH
Harness the power of digital technology and unveil your customer’s expectations via computing, and adapt to their changing desires in a disrupted industry.
STRATEGISE VIA CUSTOMER CHANNELS
Rethink your battleplan with technologies that can ascertain your customer’s needs and the new channels to market. Discovering marketing strategies that can align with relevancy is the future of this industry.
REDEFINE YOUR AGILITY
Meet the need for personalisation with new operating models which take into account the digital era, and align with the customer at every stage of the production and marketing process.
IDENTIFY CUSTOMER INSIGHT VIA SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Outside of operating models forging a link with customer demands, ensuring the whole supply chain is tuned into customer service is central to ensuring products and processes conform to their needs.
INNOVATION EQUALS ENGAGEMENT
Connecting with customers is no longer about loud advertising with bright colours and catchy taglines: being at the forefront of digitalisation is how you can create trust with potential clients.
SYNC WITH THE WHOLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Engage with the customer’s changing needs on a whole new level by hardwiring the entire supply chain with necessary tech to detect trends. Staying competitive starts with staying alert.
RECONNECT YOUR OPERATIONS
Rethink manual labour via digital solutions that can connect the manpower with data-driven insights. Discover risks, recommended actions, and maintenance solutions that can keep you up-to-speed with competitors.
DIGITALISE THE PLANT
Put the Internet of Things at the forefront of your digitalisation and strategise for a connected business; from operations to head office, streamline your business via quick solutions and real-time updates.
INCLUDE THE EMPLOYEES AND EXECUTIVES
Efficiency doesn’t just rethink your operations - it revamps the Chief Financial Officer’s 9-to-5, too. By unlocking the potential of technology via your executives, the supply chain’s overhaul can be completed, streamlining all facets of your business.
+ What is the mining and metals sector?
This industry includes all businesses that operate in film, television, radio, and print production. There are five individual sectors within it - they include film, television, video games, print and publishing.
+ Is the mining and metals sector growing?
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector was due strong, steady growth. However, the fall in demand that is impacting commodity markets and uncertainty for investors has created a downturn for a wide variety of firms in the sector.
+ What is the future of the mining and metals industry?
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty is forecasted for the future of the industry. However, stable prices that are tied to national economies suggest it will rebound with the global economy. Alongside this, a transition to a low-carbon economy and big data are cited as the future of this industry.
+ What are the trends in the mining and metals industry?
Specific to this industry, adapting mining and metals firms to the low-carbon economy, utilising automation for extraction and processing, harnessing new business models and wearable technologies for employee monitoring, and adopting big data and analytics are the essential trends for this sector.
+ How is technology changing the mining and metals industry?
This sector uses digital solutions that facilitate basic operations for firms within the sector, such as innovative machinery for drilling and blasting, look-ahead technologies that help predict and practice their operations, and software systems that streamline and monitor operations, such as materials handling.
Taking things technological might seem a challenging feat set to put your troops through their paces, but with Lolly Co at every step of the way, navigating the new territory need not be difficult. In fact, with our tech-team assessing your business’ exact needs and walking you through each step, you don’t need a map, either! But, if you do fancy finding your way around tomorrow’s business technology, you can start here.
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