Robert Bolton: ThroughPut Focused Mining

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Comments and questions discussed at the end of the webinar:

Thanks Rob – for the presentation. Project risk is very much determined by the nature of the contract and Fixed Price is one of the least risky approaches. To what extent do miners know about TOC? And how would they get to know to enable them to lift productivity? CI people tend to be gatekeepers espousing their specific improvement methodologies. Over the last 10 years mine productivity has declined – Independent research shows this. So there is some irony in this. How do we get around the the gatekeepers? Had conversation with business unit managers but ultimately they must go through the CI department? So we know the obstacle – what is the I.O.? How do you then extend the life of mine if you extract more ore?

Andrew Kay



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