Mark Winship, BedrockMG Pty Ltd, Australia; and
Peter Mclure, CIO, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG), Australia
Most miners are looking to move to an integrated business model encompassing diverse areas such as mine planning, pit to port supply chain and workforce management. With the surging volume of available data and the integrated relevance of this data, the complexity of delivering automation and management information is skyrocketing. The presentation will discuss how reference models with broader industry recognition can address this challenge across different levels of the business and ICT management.
Clarity around the challenges related to an integrated mining value chain.
How to practically align reference models to the maturity level of different mining businesses.
Contribution of reference models in guiding systems investments
Mark Winship had a senior leadership and executive (General Manager) role in the strategic development and execution of Rio Tinto’s global Business Transformation project, ABS. He also lead the development of Rio Tinto’s global and corporate Information Systems & Technology strategies. Prior to Rio Tinto he was a Principal at Deloitte Consulting where he consulted to a large number of mining companies on five continents, where he specialised in bringing Manufacturing Best Practices to the Resources Industry. He also Directed or Quality Assured large Business Transformation projects at, amongst others, Defence, John Deere, Smiths Snackfoods and Queensland Cotton. Mark’s previous nine years at Unilever in Process Control, Business Analysis and SAP Project Management included significant international training in manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain and management accounting best practices.
Mark’s early years in process control in the sugar industry gave him a good grasp of the variability issues faced in a process plant with variable (sugar cane) inputs. This background puts Mark in a good position to once again take Manufacturing Best Practice in the form of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and, with suitable adaptation and extensions, to apply this best practice to the Resource Industry in the form of Mineral Resource Throughput Management (MRTM), which has both an academically accepted sound theoretical basis as well a very creditable and proven implementation track record.