PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama, otherwise known as BUMA, is the second largest independent coal mining contractor operating out of Indonesia, founded in 1998. Currently, BUMA holds about 20 market shares within Indonesia through the provision of services such as coal mining for both large companies as well as several new companies that have shown potential within the coal industry.
Supported by approximately 12,000 employees, BUMA is able to carry out a comprehensive range of services, from overburden removal, coal mining, coal transportation and reclamation, to sorting out the land rehabilitation processes. In addition, BUMA also manages advanced technology as well as more than 2,500 units of high quality heavy equipment from brands such as Komatsu, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Volvo, Scania and Mercedes.
In order to provide the best services possible, BUMA will continue to strive for Operational Excellence in all fields. In order to achieve this, BUMA implements 6 pillars regarding its strategic framework, one of which is the application of the most appropriate technology.
As an independent mining contractor serving major clients throughout the Indonesian coal industry, BUMA is committed in its aim of offering the best services possible, striving to make mining operations safe, effective and efficient. For this reason, BUMA regularly performs maintenance on its own vehicle assets and heavy equipment.
The provision of heavy equipment is an investment that is arguably relatively expensive. BUMA has realized that they require a proper management system in order to organize its own assets, from the planning to inspection process, and finally execution.
Based on this, BUMA has decided to cooperate with LOGIQUE DIGITAL INDONESIA in developing a heavy equipment inspection system called BUMA Digital Maintenance (DigiMan).
BUMA DigiMan itself is a mobile application used by supervisors, planners, and BUMA mechanics as an integrated reporting system made to prevent any damage of heavy equipment. Through the use of the DigiMan application, it is hoped that BUMA will always maintain the highly functional performances of its heavy equipment in accordance with its specifications. Proper management and inspection of heavy equipment will also assist the company in better reaching its production targets.
Management of Heavy Equipment
Heavy construction equipment is very commonly used by contracting companies. Indeed, such equipment is very expensive and requires very high costs to be able to provide such tools.
Contracting companies will generally manage multiple projects simultaneously in the hope of achieving maximum productivity and profit. Therefore, contracting companies need to maintain and ensure that the heavy equipment owned by them be optimally maintained so as to efficiently mine coal.
If not managed properly, damaged heavy equipment will incur huge losses to the company. In addition to the cost of purchasing new heavy equipment, it will also hamper the mining process and cause great dissatisfaction to any clients.
In addition, damaged heavy equipment will also have a negative impact in the long term, as the company will find it difficult to secure projects in the future. Therefore, it is important for contracting companies to be able to implement strategies that extend and maintain the functionality of their heavy equipment.
Digital Inspection Systems: A Solution
It is important to check the condition of construction equipment after use. This allows the company to immediately know whether such equipment is still in good condition and can be utilized for future projects.
Keep in mind, the checking process must be done thoroughly. At first glance, the machine may look fine; however, there is always the possibility that the internal functions of the machine have been hampered, hence not being immediately noticeable.
Given that the contracting company aims to continue achieving the maximum level of productivity, it won’t be possible to carry out a thorough inspection process manually. Therefore, a digital inspection system that is practical to use is urgently needed by such companies. Through this system, it is hoped that the inspection process of heavy equipment can be carried out as soon as possible after returning the equipment from the work site.
Digital inspection systems allow companies to quickly record and analyze the condition of your equipment. If it is found that the machine is damaged after being leased to the client, the company can request a downtime period so that the machine can receive the proper services needed.
In addition, regular inspections of heavy equipment will also greatly help improve the overall safety of the company’s workforce. Thus, the company can complete the project on schedule with ease.
The heavy equipment inspection system, called BUMA Digital Maintenance (BUMA Digiman), was developed using 3 major modules, namely D-Order, D-Inspect, and D-Execute. Broadly speaking, these three modules are useful in simplifying the process of maintaining company assets whenever needed.
This system was developed to be easy and practical to use via mobile devices. In order to work optimally on Android devices, BUMA DigiMan was also developed using Kotlin technology. This technology was chosen due to it being very compatible with Android and offers better security as well. In addition, BUMA Digiman has also been integrated with several external services such as SAP, Power BI, and Azure AD via API.
BUMA Digital Maintenance (DigiMan) Performance
The development of a heavy equipment inspection system in the form of the BUMA Digital Maintenance (DigiMan) mobile application provides very positive benefits for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama. Indeed, BUMA DigiMan has effectively accelerated and simplified the assets maintenance process. This application can also easily provide useful information for a company’s workforce in regards to monitoring status, inspection results, budget usage, and other facts that allow for the smooth operation of mining processes.