Application of work renovation planning and systems performance training at Rio Algom's Stanleigh operations

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 86, No. 970, 1993

Brace Arthur, Rio Algom Ltd., Stanleigh Mill, Elliot Lake, Ontario, and Allan A. Este, Estonix International Inc., Lively, Ontario

Rio Algom's Stanleigh Mine and Mill Operation was officially started up in August 1983. In September 1982, Rio Algom contracted Estonix International Inc., from Lively, Ontario, to develop and implement two innovative programs: (1) Work Renovation Planning, and (2) Systems Performance Training. This paper deals with the development and implementation of these two concepts relative to the plants technology from start-up to present and the exceptional results achieved. This paper discusses how a small but motivated workforce resulted in the smooth transition from startup to full production. It also deals with how these concepts were applied elsewhere in the organization which permitted a successful transition and downsizing of the over-all operation.
Keywords: Plant operations, Work renovation planning, Systems performance training, Training.