Business Improvement in Mining - Why is it so Important to Embed Operational Changes into the Culture of a Mine Site?

Posted: 03/15/2013

The goal of business improvement initiatives and the overall economic environment are intrinsically linked. During the height of the boom, business improvement projects were focused on eliminating bottlenecks, thereby allowing mining companies to take full advantage of the high commodity prices.

Now, with an inflated cost base caused by the boom and commodity prices falling due to economic uncertainty, the main goal of business improvement initiatives has shifted to optimising assets and improving efficiency.

In this interview, eila discusses the major challenges for the mining industry when it comes to business improvement, particularly how important it is to embed operational changes into the culture of a mine site. Leila also covers the specific change management issues for mining companies and why it is essential to involve all stakeholders in the process.

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