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Simplifying Mining Maintenance in Peru

Last week Gerard Wood and Alfredo Pérez presented in front of a group of maintenance and supply professionals from the…

Two Ways to Reduce Parts and Labour Waste in Your Mine

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. Mining companies lose tens of millions of dollars by poorly managing parts,…

How to Resolve People Problems in Your Mining Operation

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. When you get down to it, every problem related to mining maintenance…

Maintenance Managers, Are You Certain?

I was talking to an associate recently who was telling me about a meeting for Maintenance Managers that he attended. During this meeting,…

Working as a Team – How to Avoid Breakdowns and Downtime, Part IV

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. Addressing breakdowns is the first step to improving maintenance and reducing unscheduled…

Service Inspection Sheets – How to Avoid Breakdowns and Downtime, Part III

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. Equipment breakdowns and reactive downtime are a fact of life for every…

Doing the Work – How to Avoid Breakdowns and Downtime, Part II

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. There are many explanations for why mines have excessive unscheduled and reactive…

Detecting Defects – How to Avoid Breakdowns and Downtime, Part I

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. The first step to improving mining maintenance is addressing breakdowns. Managers tend…

Maintenance Relies on Efficient Scheduled Downtime

The following is adapted from Simplifying Mining Maintenance. When it comes to equipment maintenance, scheduled downtime is the key, it…