Plant Simulatoin is a perfect tool for analysis and optimization of transport logistics in an open mine.
The subject of the model is do deliver customer ore of the specified quality which is extracted from different parts of a mine, therefore has different quality.
Simulation goal is to optimize control algorythm and to calculate costs. Many cost components can be calculated based on trucks' milage (fuel consumption, tire replacements, driver salary, repairs and more). Therefore truck milage table (up/down, full/empty) is one of the most important model outputs.