Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz
European Safety and Reliability Conference - Venice - online
Maintenance in an industry 4.0 and COVID-19 world – the case for remote operations
Maintenance is being refactored due to advances associated with Industry 4.0 and the need to work remotely brought on by the COVID crisis. The Western Australian (WA) economy has had positive growth in the last 12 months; this goes against global trends. A key contributor to this has been investments made by the iron ore producers in automation and remote operations.
This talk describes how the adoption of new technology and processes by the miners has allowed them to survive and thrive in the current climate. It explores how the Industry 4.0 platforms now in place here in WA are also a springboard to the next generation of maintenance management for remote operations.