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Takt planning in mining

Lean principles and practices have been in vogue for decades, revolutionising productivity in a number of industries, notably automotive. So it’s not surprising that many mining companies have tried to launch Lean initiatives. Yet many Lean programs deliver incremental improvements only for a few months, after which things return to ‘normal.’

The mining industry has unique characteristics that make applying Lean particularly challenging, such as diverse and difficult working conditions, unpredictable distances, and remote locations.