RPM Regional General Manager, EMEA, Mike Evans notes many clients are overly dependent on “niche” technical skills. “With a skills shortage continuing to affect the industry, we’ve addressed these concerns by opening up mine planning to a wider audience,” he said.

The software, Evans added, has reduced the need to learn scripting, allowing for more high-speed planning. “By implementing Underground Coal, we remove the risk of loss of human capital from our clients’ business,” he noted.