Challange:

Because Arch Coal's operations range from underground mines in West Virginia to surface coal mines in Wyoming, processes across the organization were also diverse. Arch Coal engaged DTS to arrive at a single process in order to obtain key performance indicators that would provide similar meanings across the organization.

Solution:

Arch Coal implemented eMESA as a web-based front-end to Mincom Ellipse for over 350 end users to facilitate and streamline business processes in the following areas:

Arch Coal implemented eMESA on the Mincom Ellipse platform to help standardize their processes, workflow and scheduling. With eMESA, decision-makers at Arch Coal now have a single way of doing business – and KPI’s can now be rolled up by site and compared in a meaningful manner.

DTS provides deep EAM experience and a variety of products, including eMESA™, an EAM software solution that allows operators to focus on process improvement and asset utilization instead of user training. DTS and eMESA™ can streamline your business processes in an easy-to-use, 100% web-enabled solution that maximizes your existing investment in your ERP/EAM. With DTS, you implement your process, your way.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal is one of the nation’s largest and most efficient coal producers. In total, Arch Coal contributes about 12% of America’s coal supply from 11 mining complexes in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. With more than 130 million tons of pro forma coal sales in 2007, they provided U.S. utilities with the fuel for roughly 6% of the nation’s electricity. Arch Coal controls a vast domestic reserve base totaling 2.9 billion tons. Of that total, 90% is low in sulfur and 80% meets the most stringent requirements of the Clean Air Act without the application of expensive scrubbing technology. Arch Coal is a proud steward of safety and the environment, and have amassed dozens of national and state awards of excellence. Arch Coal is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACI.