Poor mine planning and lack of understanding of how to effectively execute a mine plan cost the mining industry billions every year - and that is no exaggeration.
So why does it so often fall short?
Mine planning is a complex beast that we constantly undervalue by throwing inadequately prepared mining engineers at it, we arm them with inadequate tools and systems, and then we ask them to create mine plans focussed on driving performance improvement, rather than the correct decisions and actions.
Working with mining engineering professionals and their supervisors, I show how to radically improve all aspects of mine planning and execution.
Mine planning is a complex activity, totally dependent on the people, systems and processes you have in place. That's where I help, calling upon my 30 years of industry experience I'll help you take your planning team to where they want to be.
I'm passionate about helping the next generation of mining engineers who are really going to take the industry forwards. This is my group mentoring program that will help you on the journey from disheartened to competent and confident.
Looking for someone who can educate your audience about mine planning? Without putting them to sleep! I take the complex and make it understandable, from those with no planning background, through to those with years of planning experience.
The book covers the problems with deterministic mine planning, schedule slippage, mine planning KPIs, optimistic plan inputs, how to implement the plan, and frustration from other teams about the reliability of the mine plan, to name a few.
I write a newsletter (blog articles) on an ad hoc basis for all mine planners and all other stakeholders of mine planning. I speak about all elements of mine planning, from people issue through to technical improvements required. If you carry out mine planning, supervise it, or are a customer of mine planning then these articles are for you.