Production improvement techniques in process industries for adoption in mining

A comparative study

Document identifier: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7778
Access full text here:10.1504/IJPQM.2016.079781
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering, Other Civil Engineering, Teknik och teknologier, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Drift och underhållsteknik, Operation and Maintenance
Publication year: 2016
Relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructureSDG 7 Affordable and clean energy
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Abstract:

High profitability and customer satisfaction are of supreme importance for any business. To achieve both objectives, an organisation must design a structured approach. To achieve profitability, organisations look to principles of lean manufacturing and techniques such as EFQM, business excellence. This paper reviews such methodologies across different industries, comparing techniques and elements. Its objective is to determine which methodologies are most applicable to the Swedish mining industry and propose a method to achieve lean mining. To this end, the paper looks at the methodologies of a food manufacturing industry, an automobile component manufacturing company, the manufacturing and service sector, and the oil and gas industry. It finds that the method used in the oil and gas industry is more relevant to mining, even though it has some flaws. Further research is needed to adapt this method to the mining industry.

Authors

Amol Lanke

Luleå tekniska universitet; Drift, underhåll och akustik
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Behzad Ghodrati

Luleå tekniska universitet; Drift, underhåll och akustik
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Jan Lundberg

Luleå tekniska universitet; Drift, underhåll och akustik
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