Graham's Comp Lake Project sees success with Clue implementation

Case Studies
December 13, 2022

Graham, one of Canada’s leading heavy contractors, embraced innovation with Clue’s real-time productivity monitoring suite. This case study highlights how Clue revolutionized Graham's operations at Comp Lake, a major earthmoving project in Kearl's Oil Sands region, enhancing productivity, safety, and efficiency.

Business Needs

Before implementing Clue, Graham had multiple reports and logs that provided data on a daily basis, but no way to summarize and use the data for production tracking. They struggled with managing data from multiple equipment summaries for production tracking. All load counts were reported manually each day, sometimes at the end of the week. The data was not actionable. They They need a solution that was compatible, user-friendly, cost-effective, and cost reductive.

"The problem we tried to solve, was having multiple [reports] that provided us data on a daily basis, but that we had really no way to summarize and use for production tracking".
– Brittany Burpee, Project Manager, Graham

heavy equipment in a construction site
Graham's fleet of Caterpillar 777 haul trucks operating on site

How Clue Helped

Clue’s intuitive software provided Graham's team with a seamless transition to real-time monitoring. Within just 20 minutes, anyone, regardless of their tech background, could effectively use the tool. This modern approach allowed Graham to view operations remotely and make decisions based on live data.

"Clue allows us to effectively control our operations: financially, effectively and safely. To ensure we're producing against the plan, and giving our client the best possible outcome."
- Joseph Yammine, Project Manager, Graham
“The most useful piece of information that I’m getting from Clue’s probably the replay functionality: being able to see what this truck did in the day, where it went around, all that captured in a quick video is really awesome to see."
- Damian Trueman, Project Coordinator, Graham
"This is like a future kind-of-thing: you're seeing stuff happening 10 km away and you you can see that in your phone. It's very futuristic."
- Shair Haque, Project Coordinator, Graham
GetClue app overview
Tracking load counts, cycle time and swing time in real-time using Clue's app

Results

Implementing Clue led to remarkable improvements. Graham achieved 98% accuracy in load detection within 1 minute and closed gaps in productivity. This not only saved money and resources but also bolstered safety measures, significantly benefiting their operations and client service.

“Our management team loves the app... they’re able to see what our fleets are doing, when they’re not even on the job.”
– Brittany Burpee, Project Manager, Graham
"Within 20 minutes you can fully explain to any individual regardless of their technological background how to effectively use the tool."
- Joseph Yammine, Project Manager, Graham
“If I had someone hesitant to use Clue, I would explain the increase of safety... The Operators themselves never feel a production push.”
– Brittany Burpee, Project Manager, Graham

An engineer working on a laptop
Joseph Yammine, Project Manager, demonstrates using Clue real-time production tracking software

Key Takeaways

  1. Enhanced Decision-Making: Real-time data from Clue empowered project managers to make informed decisions.
  2. Accuracy and Efficiency: Clue provided 98% accuracy in load monitoring, streamlining operations.
  3. User-Friendly Technology: The intuitive app allowed quick adaptation across diverse technological backgrounds.
  4. Safety and Productivity: The implementation improved safety and closed productivity gaps, leading to overall operational excellence.
“Clue basically allow us to make that real-time decision without stopping production".
- Joseph Yammine, Project Manager, Graham

Brittany Burpee, Graham's Project Manager, speaking about implementing Clue's real-time production monitoring at Graham

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