Maintenance management: IOC’s “Vision 2000” maintenance integration vision

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 89, No. 1002, 1996

Grant J. Goddard, Carol Mining and Concentrating, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Labrador City, Newfoundland

The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has been in operation for over 30 years. Today, and in the future, technology and its application will play an ever more critical role in the company’s business success. The Carol Mining and Concentrating (CMC) division of IOC is energetically applying technology today to enhance performance and results, and is aggressively exploring opportunities to apply technology to support improved business results in the future. A critical area of focus is the application of technology to maintenance management performance. CMC has taken a “back to basics” approach to the fundamentals of maintenance management in 1995 and 1996. In parallel, the mine is aggressively implementing its Vision 2000 maintenance integration plan. This plan is targeted at levering the energies applied to sound maintenance management fundamentals as the company moves to a fully condition based maintenance approach. This paper discusses some of the strategies, key technologies and objectives of the Vision 2000 maintenance integration plan at the mining operations of IOC.