Prober-E is a unique & highly sophisticated system used by Whittle Consulting for Enterprise Optimisation.
All 10 Steps of a Whittle Enterprise Optimisation model are interrelated and are therefore considered simultaneously. The mathematical permutations quickly become exponential to the point that simulation techniques alone cannot cope. Sophisticated optimisation is therefore required, which Prober-E achieves.
Whittle Consulting has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. Starting with the Whittle Pit Optimiser software, Whittle Consulting has since developed software to control every aspect of the mining business, from the mineral resource through to cash flow.
Prober-E is the most advanced optimisation software available for the mining industry. It is a proprietary multi-thread, cloud-enabled, non-linear, multi-variable, simultaneous optimiser. Prober-E has the power to resolve the largest and most complex Enterprise Optimisation models. This allows Whittle Consulting to harness the substantial knowledge, understanding and data that already exists within the mining organisation without having to compromise on detail.
Once the Prober-E system is set up, you can run multiple scenarios quickly. With Prober E, Whittle Consulting can evaluate dozens of scenarios in weeks, not months, and thoroughly consider how the options will affect your business.
“I recognised that Whittle had a great process but importantly, the right tool to do the job. Prober-E is that tool. Without it, Integrated Strategic Planning and the optimisation of the entire enterprise simply would not be possible.”
Tim Duffy, President Director & Managing Director, Agincourt Resources
The evolution of Whittle Optimisation software
The most powerful mining optimisation software in existence.
Whittle Enterprise Optimisation is the culmination of 30 years of development by Jeff Whittle (AO), the founder of Whittle Consulting.
Whittle Programming (Gemcom/Geovia since 2001)
- 1984 – Whittle “Three-D” pit optimisation (Lerchs-Grossman1965)
- 1986 – Whittle “Four-D” nested pits, basic scheduling
- 1988 – Whittle “Four-X” advanced analysis
- 1995 – “Opti-cut” cut-off grade and stockpiling (Ken Lane 1988)
- 1998 – “Milawa” mine scheduling algorithm
Software packages typically used by owners and mining consultants for mining optimisation.
A version of Prober B Software released late-2016 to general market via GEOVIA Whittle.
Whittle Consulting Pty Ltd
- 1999 – “Z3” multi-pit blending scheduler
- 2003 – “Prober A” multi pit/underground, processing, products
- 2006 – “Prober B” the “Global Optimiser”
- 2008 – “Prober 64 bit”, unlimited dimensions, capital
- 2009 – “Enterprise Optimisation”, complete value chain optimisation
- 2010 – “Enterprise Optimisation“ + “Prober C” more sophisticated modelling
- 2014 – Prober C + Evolutionary Solver
- 2015 – Prober E (C++)
- 2016 – Cloud Processing