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March 2017
Thursday 30th March 2017

Eighty Edwards is enjoying another successful and busy year in 2017 providing ongoing support to its clients out in the field.

Some of the projects the dedicated and enthusiastic Eighty Edwards team is currently involved in include the following:

A big welcome to our newest customer, Aeris Resources, an established mining and exploration company, and Australia’s fifth largest independent copper producer by volume produced. Our Director Carmel Crane is currently working at the Tritton Copper Mine based near Nyngan in NSW as an SAP Consultant, implementing SAP and training Aeris Resources staff in the use of SAP. Eighty Edwards is looking forward to a productive and rewarding business relationship with this new client, using SAP systems for plant maintenance and projects.

Eighty Edwards has embarked on an exciting new project in Vietnam at Nui Phao H C Starck Mining. The Nui Phao mine is a large open pit mine located in the northern part of Vietnam in Thai Nguyen Province. Eighty Edwards' SAP implementation of plant maintenance and materials management is well under way. We have already embedded in a strong support for this company with much work to be covered.

Great to be continuing our work with Tomingley Gold Operations Pty Ltd based 50 klms outside of Dubbo in New South Wales. Eighty Edwards' systems are assisting with Tomingly's plant maintenance and inventory, bringing in new processes and procedures to allow accurate maintenance, recording, budget analysis and condition monitoring. We are now moving into the value added stage of work for this customer.

Alkane Resources Perth - as a parent company of Tomingley, we are happy to be involved in setting up Alkane Resources' information system from system design documentation to new user set-up and security.

Welcome back to Endeavour Operations. It has been good to refresh Endeavour's processes that were set up 10 years ago! All still going strong with time now needed to bring in the new reporting and BI facilities.

Eighty Edwards is currently working on Pronto implementation Phase II for L & O Technologies in Melbourne, supplying some much needed TLC for another valued customer. The business improvement process is well underway!

Welcome to the Cowal Operations West Wyalong Gold Mine, one of the 10 largest gold mines in Australia. Great to catch up with lots of old friends, working across the supply chain to bring in advancements and efficiencies for this established client.

ONGOING PROJECTS
With the development and finalisation of Peoplesoft HR & Payroll Support for a major international company with a payroll of over 14,000, we continue to work successfully with this client. The development took place on site, providing support for Peoplesoft functionality within an HR and Payroll implementation. Eighty Edwards Peoplesoft has created and presented excellent procedures and on-the-job training for front and second line payroll support service operators. We have been actively involved with stabilising the implementation, specifically resolving individual pay issues including over and under pays. Resolutions to configuration anomalies have been confidently identified and tracked, bringing together the payroll of several subsidiary companies onto one central system. For more information on this extremely resourceful Payroll system and how it can have a positive impact on your HR department please contact us on 0414 884086


OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
The wealth of skills and knowledge within Eighty Edwards across varied business systems allows us to provide quick on going support to clients in multiple departments. Whether you require a Payroll Clerk for a month, an AP clerk for a week or an extra pair of hands in the Finance Department at year end, we have ready trained staff on standby to assist you for just as long as you need. Eighty Edwards has an elite group of operations staff that keeps up to date in all system modules and updates. We have extensive in-house training that ensures that all of our staff are able to hit the ground running with minimum familiarisation time when on site. And by endeavouring to provide the same staff member each time you need help, knowledge and integration to your business process can become almost seamless.

With competitive rates and motivated staff, let us support you through all of your staffing dramas. Call one of our friendly staff on 0414 884086 now for further information.


INDEPENDENT STOCK TAKING
Introducing a new service of independent stock taking specifically in mining warehousing. Eighty Edwards has a great new team which has many years of knowledge and experience in identification and counting in a mining warehouse environment. Call us on 0414 884086 for further details and to discuss your individual requirements.


Contact our friendly staff at the Eighty Edwards office for more exciting updates within our clientele database, or to find out how we can help you maximise your returns on an ERP investment. Call us on 0414 884086 or email us!



INTERESTING UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS:


ALKANE RESOURCES DUBBO ZIRCONIA PROJECT

The Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP) is an exciting development project based on one of the world’s largest in-ground resources of rare metals and rare earths. Due to the size of the resource, the mine is expected to process 1,000,000 tonnes of ore throughput per year over a period of 70 years or more. The DZP will produce a strategic and alternative supply of rare metals (zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum), yttrium and rare earth elements to the global market. A demonstration pilot plant (DPP) at ANSTO has been running since 2008, allowing Alkane to prove the DZP’s technical and financial viability. The DPP has resulted in the development of a working flowsheet and verified resource extraction and processing methods.

Eighty Edwards is proud to be associated with Alkane Resources, supplying PRONTO process, procedure and training support to the plant maintenance team.



DEEP MINING 2017

28th to 30th March 2017

Underground mining continues to progress at deeper levels and industry is now extracting mineral reserves at depth that previously would have been considered unmineable. Deep mining is a very technical and challenging environment. A high level of understanding and technically sound approaches are essential to satisfactorily deal with the significant geotechnical (from squeezing ground to rockbursts) and logistical (transportation, ventilation) issues of deep and high stress mining, and best practice and innovation need to be implemented. The Australian Centre for Geomechanics looks forward to hosting the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining in Perth in March 2017. This follows the previous conferences held in Sudbury, 2014; Perth, 2012; Santiago, 2010; Perth, 2007; Quebec City, 2006; Johannesburg, 2004; and Perth, 2002.

Venue: Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



MONGOLIA MINING 2017

5th to 7th April 2017

Mongolia Mining 2017 International Mining & Oil Expo will be held for the 7th consecutive year from the 5th to the 7th of April. The 7th edition of the expo will feature traditional mining and emerging oil industries of Mongolia with exhibitors and visitors representing the industry's major companies and the largest number of professionals.

Venue: Buyant Ukhaa Sports Palace, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



MINES AND MONEY ASIA

5th to 7th April 2017

Mines and Money Asia is the leading Pan-Asian conference and exhibition. Now in it’s 10th year, it has generated millions of dollars in new business, deals and opportunities and helped to finance hundreds of junior miners. Thousands of senior executives of global mining and energy companies, financiers and industry professionals from over 40 countries will congregate at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre to hear from over 150 speakers for two and a half days of learning, networking and deal-making.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



IMCET 2017, 25th INTERNATIONAL MINING CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION OF TURKEY

11th to 14th April 2017

In this congress, a wide range attendance of valuable specialists, scientists and industry representatives from various countries will present and discuss recent technologies and production methods in mining. In addition to the congress, world leading machinery and equipment companies will attend the exhibition.

Venue: Starlight Resort & Convention Center, Kýzýlaðaç Turizm Merkezi, 07600 Side/Manavgat/Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



CIM 2017 CONVENTION

30th April to 3rd May 2017

“New State of Mine” is the theme that will drive topics of discussion at the upcoming CIM 2017 Convention. Mining will be examined through the lens of safety, innovation, employment, leadership, and much more, as well as a strong technical program. More than 6,000 mining industry professionals are expected to attend.

Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada


For further details on this exciting trade show click here



MINESAFE INTERNATIONAL 2017, THE RESOURCE INDUSTRY HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE

1st to 2nd May 2017

Minesafe International 2017 is the premier conference for resource industry professionals that are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Attend the conference to learn about the latest health and safety developments and innovations, obtain practical new tools and gain insights that can be used to make the resources industry safer for all workers.

Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road,
Perth, Western Australia.

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



MINES AND MONEY NEW YORK

3rd to 4th May 2017

This exhibition gives attendees face-to-face access to the senior executives of over 50 global mining companies, financiers and service companies enabling comprehensive exploration of global mining projects and opportunities across all geographies and commodity classes.

Venue: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, USA


For further details on this exciting trade show click here



ALTA 2017

20th to 27th May 2017

ALTA 2017, organised by ALTA Metallurgical Services, will be the 22nd year of one of the world’s premier annual metallurgical events. This annual event is a gathering of the global Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM industries and features highly focused programs, topical forums and presentations by key international speakers.

Venue: Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia.

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



AUSTMINE 2017

22nd to 24th May 2017

Austmine's biennial conference returns to Perth, WA in May 2017 with the new theme: Mining’s Innovation Imperative. Austmine's 2015 conference was one of our most successful to date, bringing together senior level executives from mining companies, METS, government and research organisations. Across 2 days, 50 speakers shared experiences, examples, results and insights into how technology, innovation and collaboration were critical to improving productivity and competitiveness.

Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Western Australia.

For further details on this exciting trade show click here



ZIMEC 2017 (ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL MINING AND ENERGY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION)

22nd to 23rd June 2017

For 6 years, ZIMEC has played a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable growth path for the development of Zambia’s mining and energy sectors.
Around 70% of Zambia’s earnings currently depend on copper mining while over 90% of electricity is generated via hydro.  Zambia’s economic sustainability in these challenges times, lies in diversifying from copper and hydropower, and attracting the necessary investments to strengthen the mining sector and increase electricity capacity through alternative renewable power sources.

Venue: Mulungushi International Conference Center, Plot 8025 Great East Road, Olympia Park, Lusaka, Zambia


For further details on this exciting trade show click here



SAP INSIDER CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS 2017

SAPinsider provides SAP professionals with invaluable information, strategic guidance, and road-tested advice – all in one interactive website.

For further details on SAP Conferences and Seminars for 2017 click here


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