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Inside a mining company’s AI transformation

– How copper-mining giant Freeport-McMoRan unlocked next-level performance with help from McKinsey data scientists and agile coaches.
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Optimizing mining feasibility studies: The $100 billion opportunity

– With mining and metals projects becoming increasingly complex, more rigorous feasibility studies help prevent cost and schedule... overruns, and maximize value.
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Avoiding mistakes of the past: A CEO’s checklist in a commodity upswing

– Having recovered from a downturn, miners are ready to build again. These nine core actions can improve the industry’s poor... project-delivery track record.
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Building a great data platform

– Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.
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Productivity across the global mining sector is starting to improve

– Our latest data show an upward trend—from a low base.
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The missing link in mining-company productivity: People

– To address its productivity challenge, the mining industry has invested heavily in technology. New evidence shows that it also... needs to pay more attention to its people.
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Mining for leadership with lean management

– Three executives at one of the world’s most unusual mining operations describe how even in a highly unpredictable context,... lean management improves not just productivity, but also how people lead.
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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.
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Productivity at the mine face: Pointing the way forward

– Many mine operators could learn from industry leaders that are pursuing productivity-enhancing approaches.

INFOGRAPHICS

January 2020

Better measurement leads to better operating performance

June 2019

Improving spot time

February 2019

Reducing the 5-15 percentage point gap

January 2019

Improving tire life

September 2018

Ultra-class haul trucks efficiency

June 2018

Boosting process stability and output

March 2018

Cost reduction through static benchmarking

January 2018

Worldwide mining performance at a glance

September 2017

Improving five major delays

June 2017

China steel scrap supply

April 2017

Imbalance in the mining industry

March 2017

Equipment uptime

May 2016

Link between operating efficiency and equipment capex