Focus Group worked as a subcontractor for one of the Big Four accounting firms on a project for one of the world’s biggest steel producers.
The simulation model for the coal mine was done based on scenarios including:
- Changing mine layout
- Geology and drilling particularities
- Quantity and production capacities of the transport units
- Dynamically changing conveyor network
- Operations duration and sequence
Operation duration and other scenario parameters were identified based on chronometric observations and regulatory mine documentation.
5 scenarios were introduced; each of them was estimated by simulation modeling results that considered the trade-off between production volume and additional capital investments into the equipment.