Box 337, Gilbert, AZ 85299 USA
WHO WE HELP – MINING COMPANIES
We help mines and downstream processing plants strengthen the weaknesses in their management systems and cultures so they get more out of their equipment and people. We can design new processes, remove barriers that prevent change and optimization, connect your KPIs to your people, change the culture, help departments work more effectively to solve problems, manage projects, and build strong management teams. We also help teams increase their credibility with the workforce and the board of directors. Few consultants that specialize in change know this industry and provide such a broad level of support to meet your needs.
EXISTING MINES & PLANTS FIGHT AN UPHILL BATTLE WITH CHANGE
Mines that have been in production for several years have entrenched management beliefs and practices. Initiatives are usually heavily focused on processes; as a result, these beliefs and practices that exist in the management system are overlooked and become barriers to change, working behind the scenes to sabotage improvement. Management teams try to do the best they can every day, not knowing that their management system is working against them!
Production/Cost, Culture, Projects, Management Team Effectiveness, Customer Relations
We customize what we do to fit your needs and resources. If you only want to focus on equipment performance, we can do that. If you want to reduce costs, we can do that too. If you want to create a culture that will sustain the changes you desire, that work is right up our alley. If you want a stronger management team but don’t know where to start OR are moving down that path but not getting the results you hoped, we can help. If projects are lagging behind or departments aren’t doing their part is solving problems, we can help with that too. If customers aren’t happy, talk to us. If mistrust separates management and the workforce, you have more problems than you may realize. We can help you be truly successful in building trust. If recurring problems go unsolved or unaddressed – in fact, if they are accepted as “just the way things are here”, call us. Traditional approaches to change WILL NOT FIX these issues. How much more money could you make if old beliefs and behaviors could be exchanged for new ones?
NEW MINES HAVE ONE OPPORTUNITY TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE FROM DAY ONE!
At start-up, everything is new – the people, the equipment, the processes. Culture is in its infancy and management processes are still being created. You have a one-time opportunity to employ a management system designed for optimization starting on Day 1 and there IS NO BETTER TIME to focus on optimization. Why not position the management team and the workforce to capture potential? With new equipment, uptime should be at its maximum and equipment costs should be minimized. However, costs that people generate WILL NOT BE MINIMIZED because the mine is new. Those costs are governed by the culture (the way people work together to identify and solve problems and manage projects). All that’s needed to reduce those costs are some management tools designed to minimize losses and a new set of behaviors/choices that promote optimum performance.
AFFORDABLE IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SMALLER MINING COMPANIES
Multi-billion dollar mining companies invest in million-dollar improvement initiatives. Smaller mining companies often don’t have the funds or manpower to support and sustain large initiatives, so they go without a process for improving results and facilitating change.
I have developed and implemented entire improvement initiatives that work for single operations or for companies with just a few mines. It is possible to have great success with change without complex methodologies and large staffs to support the effort. No special software is required.
My focus in mining is performance optimization. My tools and methods have an optimization focus and are designed to create an optimization mindset that supports that focus. I show you how to use data to reveal hidden equipment capacity and evaluate placement of expansion capital. I connect data to your decision-making processes so you can “manage towards optimum”. I employ strategies that help you manage equipment delays to minimize and prioritize downtime, reduce cost in a common-sense fashion, bring departments together to solve problems, manage projects more effectively, encourage open communication about problems, build trust between management and the workforce and within the management team. All this work can be customized to your specific needs for a fraction of the fees charged by large consulting firms.
CALL FOR LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR EXPERIENCE CAN BENEFIT YOU!
480-545-9095 or 480-223-2230
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