Roy Irvine, The Open Group Exploration, Mining, Metals & Minerals (EMMMTM) Forum Director, attended the GMSG workshop in Johannesburg, held on September 20-21, 2017, in association with the South African Institute of Mines and Metallurgy (SAIMM). The purpose of the workshop was to give an update of the various GMSG work areas, which included the EMMM Forum work, under the work area ‘Common Reference Framework’.
The Open Group Exploration, Mining, Metals & Minerals Vertical (EMMM™) Forum is a global, vendor-neutral environment where members create Enterprise Architecture standards and reference models for the these industries. The aim of the EMMM Forum is to realize sustainable business value through collaboration around a common operating model, and to support vendors in their delivery of technical and business solutions. The EMMM™ Process Framework shows the first step in the Mining Process is to DISCOVER a new deposit, from which a mine can be ESTABLISHED, the ore and waste EXPLOITED and the valuable material BENEFICIATED, so that the SELL process can be completed, to generate income to ensure the sustainability of the operation. Throughout these processes, the exposed area will be REHABILITATED.
The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, which is represented locally by Real IRM, has approved the Exploration and Mining Business Reference Model (EM Model) as an Open Group Technical Standard. This is the first approved standard for the natural resources industry developed by the Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals (EMMM™) Forum, a Forum of The Open Group.