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Oil & Gas

NEEDS-BASED RESULTS

 

Oil & Gas

SITUATION

To demonstrate the culmination of its mine coordination efforts, a Canadian oil sands mining company wanted to set a new record and move one million tons of material in a day.

DRIVER GOAL

  • Move 1 million tons of material in a 24-hour period with client’s own assets, using best demonstrated practices.

RESULT

  • Moved over 1 million tons of material in one 24-hour period, beating all previous records.
  • Improved productivity by 377%.
  • Never compromised safety.
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Case Study

Move One Million Tons of Material in a Day

Issue

To demonstrate the culmination of its mine orchestration and coordination improvement activities, a Canadian oil sands mining company wanted to move one million tons of material in a day—more than ever before!

Highland Approach

The Highland Group developed a methodology to optimize truck and shovel utilization through short-interval management, operator switch-outs and shift “hot change” processes. The methodology was executed using a critical path, activity-based, coordinated approach.

Actions Taken

Achieved Driver Goal despite two major barriers:

  • 30% of the shovels were down at the beginning of shift.
  • Power failure (outside mine) shut down ore transport systems for three hours.

Moved 1 million tons in 1 day, representing an improvement over the base period of

377%

without compromising safety

Related Information

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Project Leader

Manufacturing & Industrial

Joseph is a senior executive with more than 40 years of international industry management and consulting experience, primarily in the areas of process improvement, working capital optimization and operational metrics. Having served in more than 21 countries around Latin America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and North America, Joseph is skilled at implementing successful and sustainable change programs in culturally diverse environments.