Mon, Feb 11, 2013 16:30 GMT
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 13:30 GMT
Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie St.,
Australia [View Map]
Price: See site for details.
Effective long term planning can enhance the value of a minerals business by 5% - 35% or significantly more. This seminar details an optimisation methodology that involves 10 distinct mechanisms, which when applied simultaneously can produce counter intuitive results that challenge conventional thinking on how to run a mining and mineral processing business. Covering the latest developments in optimisation methods, the subjects span mine design and scheduling, cut-off grades and stockpiling, plant configuration, product specification, logistics and capital scaling, a comprehensive approach to managing risk and uncertainty, strategic optimisation and modelling techniques, theory of constraints as it applied to a minerals business, advanced cost modelling, and implementation/change-management. The result is a comprehensive approach to asset management.
It shows how these disciplines can take the economic view of the business and coordinate their activities to extract value that is currently concealed between the organisational silos that the management structure creates.
It is also relevant to equity analysts, venture capitalists, fund managers and investment bankers who want to better understand the drivers of value in a minerals business, and to be able to recognise where the full potential of a business has not yet been realised.
The principles examined are applicable to Copper, Gold, Lead, Zinc, Iron ore, Coal, Diamonds, Bauxite, Manganese, Platinum and other commodities. Pit, underground and complex portfolios of assets are covered.
Gain the Latest Insights in Business Planning:
• Releasing value through better planning decisions better asset management
• Exploring the latest developments in optimisation for the mining industry
• Simultaneously optimising the whole value chain: mining, mineral processing, logistics, production and capital
• Planning and optimisation with geological uncertainty and volatile metal markets
• Operational and cost Modeling techniques for optimisation
• “Bust the myths” that organisations pursue which limit their economic performance
• Implementing an effective planning process
About your expert trainer:
Gerald Whittle has more than 30 years of experience in business planning, analysis and change management in a range of industries in Australia and internationally. As Managing Director of Whittle Consulting (specialists in business optimisation for the mining industry) for the last 13 years, Gerald handles optimisation project management, optimisation strategies and model design, business analysis and management reporting/presentations. Some major clients include Xstrata, Vale/Inco, BHP Billiton, Minara, Lihir, Newcrest, AngloGold Ashanti and Goldfields, covering a range of commodities including Nickel, Copper, Gold, Lead, Zinc, Coal, Iron Ore and Bauxite. Bringing together important lessons learnt in other industries, including activity based costing and the theory of constraints, Gerald brings new light to the peculiar challenges of business planning and optimisation for the minerals industry.
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