COMPANY
FACTS

6

mining camps

16,000

onsite accommodation

34

canteens facilities

The Challenge

Major inefficiencies with site accommodation and canteen management across two large mining complexes.

The COVID-19 global pandemic further exposed these systems with high workforce infection rates and significant reductions.

MAIN PAIN POINTS
  • Accommodation and canteen inefficiencies
  • Inefficient legacy software
  • Manual, Excel-based processes
  • Varied supplier processes
  • Significant cost overruns due to inaccurate data

The Solution

BHP Minerals America (Chile) engaged IONYX to develop and implement a bespoke site accommodation and canteen management platform.

  • Developed an agile booking and accommodation management 
  • Built-in canteen management functionality 
  • Built-in COVID-19 and health checks
  • A unified platform with access from all devices
  • Dashboard for deep data insights into business operations and costings

Singular platform to manage 23,000 staff

Seamlessly integrating Fly-In/Fly-Out (FIFO) operations, team and supplier management in a single secure platform. This strengthens BHP’s focus on safety, productivity and culture that allows long-term sustainability

Accurate and rich data

Rich, accurate data compiled on one single dashboard for users, managers and suppliers to access and manage accommodation and canteen requirements of 23,000 staff.

  • Team module to manage ‘census reports’
  • Integration with existing site access and totem systems
  • Hosted in BHP’s own environment

Looking forward

The solution aims to evolve the way the BHP workforce operates and deliver significant cost reductions across the organisation. The project is due to launch in October.

The built-in health check prioritises the safety of people and operations in response to COVID-19, and supports the organisations pandemic recovery.

6

mining camps

16,000

onsite accommodation

34

canteens facilities

James Kelly
IONYX

“Chile’s economic development has been closely linked to the minerals sector and is the world’s largest producer and exporter of copper. As a leading company in the region, BHP continues to look for innovative ways to improve their operations, continue their growth, and set the standard in safety and compliance. We are proud to partner with BHP Chile in this mission, and draw on our capability and depth of experience to build technology solutions that help operations to be more efficient and productive.”