Operational Goal Setting 

Roll down strategic initiatives to every organizational level and department with operational goals
Roll down strategic initiatives to every organizational level and department with operational goals


Roll down strategic initiatives to every organizational level and department with operational goals

Operational goal setting allows mining companies to identify and address inefficiencies in their production processes at every organizational level. Increasingly, it is particularly effective in large-scale transformation initiatives in sustainability, digital transformation, supply chain optimization, and community engagement.

A common error mining companies make is to establish expectations based on industry benchmarks or results from similar operations. These industry benchmarks can be useful in a directional sense, but they are never fully adopted at the site level since personnel often point out that their specific conditions are different. Older equipment, complex supply chain challenges, more rainfall, a lack of support from the government, different ore grades and geology all add to the unique conditions of a mine on a case-by-case basis.

Goal setting at an individual and team level has a high potential of improving workforce performance. By setting clear objectives and providing regular feedback on these specific level-specific targets, employees stay motivated and better understand their impact, enhancing productivity and a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we identify the most relevant and impactful operational goals for our mining operations?
  2. What are the KPIs and metrics we should use to measure progress of our operational goals?
  3. How do we ensure that our operational goals align with our long-term strategic objectives as a mining company?
  4. What data and information do we need to collect and analyze to set realistic and achievable operational goals?
  5. How can we effectively communicate our operational goals throughout the organization to ensure everyone is on the same page?
  6. How can operational goal setting help us improve safety and reduce accidents in our mining operations?

Operational goal setting provides a structured approach for mining companies to address challenges systematically. It fosters accountability, transparency, and alignment throughout the organization, enabling companies to overcome obstacles and work towards sustained success in a responsible and efficient manner.

Our Unison Ming experts can work with your team to help successfully roll down your strategic initiatives to every organizational level using operational goal setting – translating overarching objectives into specific, clearly defined goals, KPIs and metrics. We use a proprietary methodology for benchmarking a mine site to its own tailored standards according to previous performance by season, shift, and crew – expanding the site’s true potential according to its own unique conditions.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Operational Goal Setting

Set defined and objective goals for each team and department to align expectations and assess performance.
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Root Cause Management

Diagnose underlying problems, errors, and deviations within your mining processes using root cause analysis.
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Energy Efficiency

Reduce energy consumption to comply with environmental regulations and reduce costs.
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Finance & Budgeting

Set up budgeting and cost controls to weather fluctuating commodity prices and operating costs.
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Real Time Controls

Monitor and oversee mining operations in real time by leveraging automation technology.
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Contracts & Contractor Management

Select and manage contract service providers with tactful negotiation and performance monitoring.
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Unit Cost Management

Control for costs associated with the delivery of a unit of a mineral or metal.
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Issue Escalation

Provide issue escalation systems to workers to allow timely resolutions and avoid disruptions to mining operations.
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RACI Project Management

Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Translate strategic initiatives into specific, measurable goals at every level.

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