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June 2019
Creating a high-performance culture
Laura Tyler believes firmly in the importance of culture. 'It is the keystone for high performance,' she says. Without it, everything else falls away.' Over the course of her career, people and culture have always been at the forefront for Laura Tyler, Asset President of BHP’s Olympic Dam mine and the global company’s Chief Geoscientist. Her degrees in geoscience and engineering have led to her combined role and allowed her to lead and nurture a wide range of resources Read More
June 2019
Digital optimisation: lessons learned from other industries
This is an excerpt of a paper to be presented at AusIMM's 2019 Iron Ore conference. Visit ironore.ausimm.com to view more abstracts and register. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is well under way, but the mining industry lags other more advanced industries (defence, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, etc) that leverage digital best practice. Maturity in Industry 4.0 results from early adoption, competitive drives, industry focus, willingness to collaborate and Read More
June 2019
Iron Ore 2019 keynote speaker spotlights
In the build up to our Iron Ore 2019 conference (22-24 July, Perth), AusIMM asked some of our keynote speakers questions on critical issues in the iron ore sector and what their presentations will cover. Allon Brent MAusIMM Allon is the Principal of Perth-based consultancy Global Minerals Marketing, having retired as Iron Ore Marketing Manager from BHP in 2016. Allon has over 30 years’ experience in the international minerals and metallurgical industries, having held senior Read More
June 2019
Systems fragmentation the biggest barrier to mining transformation
Modern businesses rely on an array of software and business management systems – but integrating them can be a serious challenge and barrier to competitiveness Systems fragmentation is the single biggest barrier to business transformation and innovation we see in the mining industry. Most companies have no single source of truth providing timely and reliable data about the business, and no single platform to standardise processes consistently across the organisation. Instead, Read More
June 2019
Partnering for shared value
A case study of OZ Minerals' Carrapateena Native Title Agreement-making process The December 2016 AusIMM Bulletin featured the story of the agreement-making process at the new Carrapateena mine in South Australia being developed by OZ Minerals. The article, ‘Local Level Agreement Making: Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table’, set out the process undertaken by OZ Minerals and the Kokotha Aboriginal Corporation to build a relationship based on trust Read More
June 2019
Giving back as a professional
A case study with an AusIMM member shows how international volunteering helps build skills – and lets you discover new ones. See current volunteering opportunities for resources professionals. For more than 60 years, the Australian Volunteers Program has been helping skilled Australians take their knowledge and abilities to developing countries as part of the Australian Government’s aid program. Volunteers have described their experiences as ‘inspiring’, ‘fulfilling’ and Read More