Root Cause Management

Diagnose underlying problems and errors in mining processes with root cause analysis
Diagnose underlying problems and errors in mining processes with root cause analysis


Diagnose underlying problems and errors in mining processes with root cause analysis

When an incident or problem occurs within mining processes, thorough investigations should be carried out to determine the root cause of the issue. By analyzing data, conducting interviews, and examining equipment or processes involved in the incident, targeted corrective actions can be implemented to prevent similar incidents in the future.

A common mistake is expecting leadership to resolve a challenge where the symptom appears in one area, but where the root cause lies in another area. Treating the symptom may be the right move at any given time but will never extinguish the trouble at its source.

Identifying root causes of problems allows mining companies to implement more proactive measures, including preventive maintenance. Instead of waiting for issues to arise before fixing them, mine operators can instead address potential issues before they escalate, leading to longer equipment lifespan and improved overall performance.

Root cause management often relies on analyzing sensor and equipment data to identify patterns and correlations between incidents and their underlying causes. By effectively using data-driven decision making, operations can be optimized to reduce costly downtime on-site.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. What are the key steps we should take to effectively implement root cause management in our mining operations?
  2. How can we ensure that our employees embrace the root cause management approach and actively participate in the process?
  3. What data sources and analytical tools are best suited for conducting root cause analyses in the mining industry?
  4. How can we integrate root cause management into our existing performance management systems and processes?
  5. How can we balance the time and resources needed for conducting in-depth root cause analyses with the urgency of addressing immediate issues in our operations?

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.

Minimize downtime by identifying underlying issues for preventive maintenance.

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