Case Study: iPlan

DIAB Engineering - iPlan Case Study


Introduction

DIAB Engineering use iPlan to beat their competition in Western Australia

Why did DIAB choose IAMTech’s iPlan software for this critical part of DIAB’s ambition for growth?

DIAB’s Matt Cross explains; Within iPlan we identified the following benefits over and above In-Eight, Roser Consys, Sockeye;



  • iPlan's mobile app works OFFLINE
    • Within our clients sites, some which are extremely remote in Western Australia, we cannot guarantee our planners and supervisors will be able to access the internet, so it was vital that the software we chose would work without the internet.

      iPlan sends its updates when the connectivity is available, so that both our managers and our customers can see the latest position of the shutdown we are managing on their behalf.



  • iPlan software is highly COMPETITIVE
    • Compared to the other software systems we included in our evaluation, iPlan was the most cost competitive, which alongside the above requirements sealed the deal!



  • iPlan's data sharing is FLEXIBLE
    • iPlan needs to be flexible, to cater for work lists from our client's ERP systems. Our clients could be operating one of many ERP systems, SAP, Maximo, IFS etc. and we needed our planning and execution tool to be able to interpret data from all possible ERP systems.



  • IAMTech team deliver ON TIME
    • We had several shutdowns that we wanted to demonstrate a technological advantage over our competitors, to be ready in time, the IAMTech team needed to meet an aggressive go live date, they met our deadline and enabled us to start proving the differentiator. Since go live, IAMTech have continued to show a high level of customer service, with great support from their delivery team and service desk.


Goal

DIAB are seeking to expand their already effective service in shutdown delivery and management in Australasia.

DIAB use IAMTech's iPlan software to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Roy Hill

The production of high quality work packs gave Roy Hill confidence in our shutdown plan for; Safety, Resourcing & the ability to execute in the shutdown duration.

BHP Billiton

Real time visibility of progress captured via the in-field devices has enabled us to share our position directly with Mount Keith.



DIAB offers a world class shutdown service.

Within iPlan, DIAB saw software as a means to deliver this expertise in a consistent & cost-effective means.







DIAB Engineering provides industrial fabrication and engineering services as well as complete project and maintenance management to the mining industry operating at multiple locations around Australia

  • $1 BILLION ANNUAL TURNOVER
  • 3100 TOTAL WORKFORCE


DIAB work in five core service areas

  • Depots
  • Contract mining
  • Civil construction
  • Road-train haulage
  • Mineral processing


of three major industries

  • Mining
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and gas

One of the largest iron ore mining contractors in Australia

Founded in 1970, in Capel, Western Australia, the name DIAB comes from the first letters of the founders' names – David and Anne Payne; and Ian and Betty Shields. In 1976, DIAB Engineering relocated its primary maintenance and fabrication facility to the Geraldton area

In addition to two fabrication workshops in Western Australia and Victoria, DIAB Engineering maintains staff and permanent mining maintenance services operations at remote mining sites.

DIAB are a national contractor with projects and offices across WA, SA, QLD and NT

MAJOR COMMODITIES WE MINE INCLUDE IRON ORE, COAL, GOLD, NICKEL, TANTALUM

IN EXCESS OF FIFTY MILLION KMS TRAVELLED BY OUR ROAD TRAIN HAULAGE FLEET

In 2016, DIAB became a subsidiary of BGC Contracting.