The Six Critical Steps to Transforming Mining Business

The goal of every mining executive is to ensure their businesses and operations are economically sustainable for the long-term by being able to thrive even when commodity demand varies. This is, as we know, easier said than done, especially in an industry that has been averse to change. How to transform mining?

Where should executives begin and what can they do to ensure that operational improvements and increases to productivity and efficiency are maintained and built upon? The achievement of “Operational Stability” holds the key.

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Getting to a point of operational stability involves a cultural change in the way the business is run.

To ensure your organization arrives at the destination you set for it, you need to be the flight commander and provide the ground control system. Your flight plan, the vision, must be understood and acted upon by your pilots, the people who will execute it. The ground control systems, the supporting infrastructure, must be in place to help both you and your team navigate their way and monitor their progress.

Based on interviews with mining executives, Dassault Systèmes’ Fiona Carew explores the “Six Steps to Operational Stability” that will set you on the path for success and ultimately set the foundation for enterprise-wide agility.

  1. Set Your Strategic Vision and Lead from the Top
  2. Move to a Lean Mining Business Process Model
  3. Adopt ISA-95 Architecture
  4. Automation is Required
  5. The System Must be Completely End-to-end
  6. Change Management is Critical

Watch a short video presentation to learn more and transform mining.

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Mark Bese

Mark Bese

Industry Marketing Director at Dassault Systèmes
Mark Bese is Industry Marketing Director for Energy & Materials at Dassault Systèmes.