Introduction to Management Operating Processes & Systems

Nigel Pickett
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
First presented: 
Minex Forum 2009

Increasingly, as SRK conducts projects in Russia and CIS we have observed ineffective Management Operating Processes and Systems in mining operations. Focus of mining activity has been on getting the job done, but without gathering data on the causes of delay, or lost production time, such that timely analysis can be carried out. Additionally, we observe a failure to effectively link the corporate Business Plan, the Life Of Mine Plan prepared by the Institutes, the annual planning of Operational Activity at site level and the outcome of actual work carried out. We frequently see an absence of a Virtuous Management Cycle that influences Mining Business Planning based upon actual work output that minimises production losses whilst delivering output at the lowest level of cost.


SRK North America