Improving productivity and efficiency in the mining industry: the challenge of the 80s

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. 859, 1983

G.R. TOSTENGARD, Manager, Mine & Plant Operations, Bechtel Civil & Minerals, Inc.

The paper identifies functional areas which frequently can yield significant productivity improvement. Emphasis is placed on the repair and maintenance, material supply and training functions. Successful approaches are discussed in some detail, and typical results which have been achieved are reviewed.
Keywords: Equipment, Maintenance, Repairs, Material supply, Training, Productivity