Metalloinvest, a prominent player in the Russian steel and mining industry, has taken a significant step towards optimizing its maintenance and repair processes by launching an automated planning system. The solution, developed by JSA Group, is set to undergo a pilot phase at the company's production sites in the coming year.This forward-looking system is poised to streamline the efforts of planners, reducing the time required for formulating operational plans by a third. Furthermore, it is projected to enhance the efficiency of staff time utilization by 10%.The digital platform will enable the visualization of available resources for various tasks, facilitate the assignment of tasks based on skillsets of performers, and enable the simulation of operational schedules over different timeframes. Additionally, the system will provide rapid analysis of task status, allowing for swift adjustments to be made as necessary.Mr. Evgeny Zagudaev, Head of the Planning and Cost Management Department of Metalloinvest's MRO, notes that the groundwork for implementing this solution was laid last year when the company introduced a weekly-daily planning process. Pilot sites, known for their mature planning processes, will be the initial beneficiaries of this digital enhancement. The system requires substantial work to update standards and describe the skills needed for repair work, as these form the input data for the automated planning system.In the future, the system is anticipated to incorporate advanced elements of intelligent plan optimization. This includes features like automatic scheduling with a focus on minimizing the time required for work under maximum resource load or generating schedules based on equipment reliability management requirements.An additional phase involves integrating the system with existing software and hardware complexes for equipment maintenance and repair. These complexes, previously commissioned at Metalloinvest's enterprises, are used for scheduled rounds. The integration will result in all planned tasks and their real-time status being displayed on an interactive map, similar to navigation systems and smartphone applications. This development is set to elevate equipment usability and expedite decision-making processes.