OREN open marketplace optimizes sustainable mining operations

The Intelligent Miner interviews Shell and IBM experts to explore how decarbonization creates opportunities to optimize operational efficiency.

Transformation accelerated by AI and hybrid cloud

Mining has been around since the dawn of man and is fueled by innovation and necessity. The extraction of raw materials from the earth, such as iron ore, precious metals and even natural gas, has evolved with each fluctuation of supply and demand in the global market. Over the years, mining companies have made major advancements with the latest technologies including AI, analytics and automation. But there's more to do. With the COVID-19 pandemic almost fully behind us, focus on modernization and consolidation of the metals and mining industry requires a new level of change. The next evolution of the mining industry is digital.

Creating a metals and mining industry digital platform connects your data with AI for insights to achieve sustainability and Industry 4.0 agendas. Co-create to reduce volatility and optimize production, reduce carbon footprint and define new ways of working.

IBM’s open AI and hybrid cloud architecture accelerates your transformation by expanding access to innovation, deploying at scale and offering more choices.

  • Bring AI and automation to the Edge for rapid response at the point of need 
  • Build intelligent workflows that run on-premise or your choice of public clouds 
  • Adopt industry platforms to co-create with partners across the value chain

Metals and mining industry solutions

Minimize equipment downtime

One hour of downtime can cost over USD 100,000. Proactively manage your enterprise asset utilization and performance through automation, data analytics and predictive solutions.

Optimize spare parts inventory

Applying machine learning to predict supply chain needs and reduce inventory carrying costs by 20%, compared with intuition. Reduce capital expenditures in a matter of months.

Modernize SAP applications 

Get more value from SAP investments, by unlocking enterprise data for agile operations.


Smart Manufacturing

Connecting IoT devices and using cognitive capabilities to align workflows and processes are hallmarks of intelligent manufacturing plants.

Digging deep to support sustainable mining

The mining industry needs to take on globalization, environmental challenges, and technology disruption simultaneously and holistically to survive and thrive.

Exploring quantum computing for manufacturing

Quantum computing is expected to help develop breakthrough products and services that will disrupt and redefine manufacturing and mining projects.

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