2012-11-14 11:36:43 - Two day forum focusing on global mining supply chain management.
London, United Kingdom, 14 November 2012: Global Logistics in Mining 2012 has been officially inaugurated today, as global mining leaders gather to identify opportunities to minimize supply chain problems that is faced by this sector globally.
Sponsored by Altas Copco, SolveIT Solutions and CTX Containex, the conference with supported exhibition was opened with an opening speech from the event chairman, Barrie Javens, Senior Manager Deloitte (UK).
The conference kicked off with a case study presentation outlining the constraints and challenges in the transport chain in regards to logistic setup from mine to customer. Karl-Owe Svensson, Head of Logistics from Boliden AB (Sweden) presented this case study.
Dedicated session on integrated planning, scheduling, optimization and simulation of complex mining supply chains was addressed by James Balzary, Director Natural Resources from SolveIT Software Pty Ltd (Australia).
O.P Mishra, General Manager of Logistics at TATA Steel (India) informed the audience about the proceeding of mining supply chain to the customers
in India. Mishra will emphasise on regional challenges such as bulk movement and interface with steel industry.
Strategic, Operational and Tactical considerations in delivering and executing operations in remote mining sites involved in well channelized and structured supply chain infrastructure. [B1] Session on operation in Exploration will jointly be presented by Alasdair MacLeod, Operations Support Manager - Africa / Eurasia Region - Rio Tinto (UK) and Martin Plant, Operations Support Officer - Rio Tinto Exploration (UK).
The second half of the day featured a panel discussion contemplating on projects in new regions where infrastructure is minimal. The panel was joined by Renato Torres from Rio Tinto (France), Bartosz Wojciechowski from KGHM (Poland), Hans Nilsson from Northland Resources (Sweden), Nicholas Macan from Kinross Gold Corporation (Canada), O.P Mishra from TATA Steel (India), Karl-Owe Svensson from Boliden AB (Sweden), Barrie Javens and John Woods from Deloitte (UK).
The first day of the conference concluded with a networking reception attended by speakers, exhibitors, delegates and VIPs.
Tomorrow, day two of the conference will begin with opening remarks from the event chairman, John Cederberg, Procurement and Logistics Manager at Minera Panama S.A (Canada). Speakers from Containex (Austria), KGhM (Poland), Minera Panama S.A (Canada) , Chaarat Gold holding Limited (Kyrgyzstan) will be presenting on topics such as modular accommodation for mining companies, strategizing mining procurement and brainstorm posible expediting in Latin American mining operations.
Highlights of the second day includes an interactive panel discussion entitled Developing Regions VS. Established Regions, and a workshop on developing effective supplier relationships for world-class supply management, conducted by Dr. Lincoln C. Wood, Senior Lecturer Logistics & Supply Chain - Curtin University (Australia)
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