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Scheduler streamlines project management

Maptek has renewed its Gold Sponsorship of premier computing in mining conference APCOM for 2015. The company´s staff have written two papers to present to the 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry held in Fairbanks, Alaska, from 23.-27.05.2015.

Maptek South America Chief of Innovation and Projects Daniel Arancibia said the paper he co-authored with Maptek Innovation team colleague Ignacio García focuses on maximising mines’ distribution efficiency and productivity through the new Maptek Vulcan Gantt Scheduler. The evolution of the tool incorporated more complex optimisation methods, such as a proposed a new cell search algorithm based on the binary code position modulation (CPM) within a code block. The updates help highlight gaps and priorities in a work plan to simplify planning and running large projects as well as assisting the performance management of a project, by allowing the modification of the duration and reallocation of activities without affecting the project completion date.

The relationship between Maptek and APCOM was born in Chile in 2007, during the organisation’s 33rd International Symposium. Maptek has been a Gold Sponsor of the biennial event since 2009 and encourages staff to present technical papers that explain the theory behind Maptek software technology.

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