The Mining & Minerals sector faces literally a world of challenges. Volatile pricing. Increased regulations. Skilled labor shortages. A weakened U.S. dollar (the global currency). Governmental inconsistencies. Vast differences in demand between the BRIC and developed countries. Supply chain issues in ever more remote locations – and many more.
Argo applies a holistic transformation approach by combining and enhancing some of the world’s best supply chain tools and philosophies such as Lean, Six Sigma, VA/VE and the Theory of Constraints.
Argo understands how operations support business strategy. Our approach helps clients to focus operations for better alignment with strategy achieving sustainable results by:
- Maximizing output by increasing the uptime of heavy machinery, excavating, drilling and other equipment.
- Improving overall labor performance while increasing retention and streamlining training efforts.
- Optimizing new capital projects to ensure that they produce promised benefits.
- Engraining safety and environmental work practices into organizational culture.
Our global team of consultants has a depth of technical expertise and a proven track record of leading and implementing successful transformations. Our people bring a wide range of professional experience from some of the most operationally excellent companies in the world.
We diagnose areas of waste, variability, and inefficiency in the operating system and then redesign, and implement, not just the new production system, but also the management structure that improves the bottom line and ensures accountability and sustainability. By working hand-in-hand with our client’s employees, we ensure the buy-in from the senior leadership team all the way to the front line employee, leaving behind a new culture, new mindsets and new behaviors.
We look deeply and broadly, not just at operational processes, but also into all functions and dynamics to leverage opportunities for improvement, including exploration services, supplier influences, inventory, setup reduction, standard work, back office and interfaces between departments.