Managing the Downturn: Now is the Time for Excellence in Operations

Okely, Andrew
March 2009
Engineering & Mining Journal (00958948);Mar2009, Vol. 210 Issue 2, p54
Trade Publication
The article offers information on techniques in maximizing productivity while minimizing investments in mining companies amidst the global financial crisis. One technique is to ensure that wear parts of mining machineries are employed with the latest technology. It suggests that a mining company should always ask an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) when thinking of replacing wear parts of a machinery. Other techniques include review of concentrator set-up for current ore type and throughput, training for staff on the latest technology, management of spare parts and discussion with technology partners.


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