Identifying and solving compliance issues for a mining company
Advising a mining company in Australia on cost saving efforts
This mining company needed help with determining the current state of twelve facilities in collaboration with the head office and site leadership. The future state of each project and its progress toward that goal was to be analyzed, and changes were to be made to stop staff non-compliance.
Data was analyzed to determine the current state of the business units by preparing financial, cost, and customer satisfaction indices as baseline measurements. Work process improvements were to be facilitated, along with cost savings programs throughout the fourteen business units in Australia. Results were discussed collaboratively with the site leadership, and the project scope and road map was agreed upon. The priorities included results delivery timelines, and risk mitigation prior to the transition. Also, thorough analysis of potential labor and material costs in high volume facilities was created, and changes were predicated on tools including SWOT Matrix, Prioritization Matrix, Root Cause, MIFA, and Value Stream mapping. To mitigate staff non-compliance behavior, daily briefings and communication was implemented, along with performance metrics which were reviewed and reinforced as necessary by leadership.
As a result of these measures, compliance and performance increased to the agreed outcomes, on budget and within the discussed time frame. Reduced maintenance costs yielding country wide savings were in excess of $6 million AUD annually. The improvement in cost reduction and savings resulted in training utility staff to perform the maintenance of up to 3,700 housing units per location throughout the company. Transition improvement changes resulted in total cost savings of $5 million AUD annualized.
Some client engagements shown may have been executed by NMS consultants at prior firms.
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