Operational improvement management specialist OIM Consulting has launched a new payoff line at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba – ‘Refining Lives. Releasing Value.’ – which captures the value added by the company’s Supervisory Development Programme.
OIM Unlocks long-term value and profitability by focusing on the performance of the people who manage the daily environment – your operational and front-line leaders.
From its early roots in cross-cultural mediation to becoming one of the leading business improvement consultancies in Africa, the story of OIM Consulting is an extraordinary one. Read about OIM’s journey to becoming a leaer in equipping supervisors for operational excellence.
The intention of a war room is to provide a routine and highly visual perspective of a plan’s execution, as it unfolds in real-time at an operational level.
The ‘Accelerated Safe Production Programme’ – also known as the ‘90-day turnaround programme’ – is the consultancy’s latest offering, which guarantees results in
shorter time periods.
What is the key difference between a conventional and mechanised mine? Simply put, a conventional mine is rooted in manual operations and typically needs many workers to meet production targets, while mechanised mines are facilitated by machinery and digital systems.
In its simplest form, a company’s operating model can be described as a visualisation of its business strategy. The intent of the model is to provide a clear framework or blueprint for how this strategy is executed to deliver on the organisation’s goals.
MD Arjen de Bruin says the supervisor is “the person that makes everything happen”, and that, at a baseline, only about 19% of supervisors have the required competencies for their job, and that 78% of them have an “unstructured approach” to their work.
Over the past few years, both government and the corporate sector have invested some serious effort, energy and resources into skills development within the mining industry.
At the end of 2021, it was reported that mine deaths in South Africa had risen for a second consecutive year, increasing by almost 44% from 2020.