Supply Chain Management

Mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions with integrated supply chain management
Mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions with integrated supply chain management


Mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions with integrated supply chain management

One of the most challenging parts of the mining value chain to control and manage is the supply chain. Typically cutting across several countries, complex mine-to-customer supply chain systems require the most precise management to ensure the successful delivery of minerals from remote mines to the processing plant, and then to the client.

While the supply chain may bring its challenges to a mine’s bottom line, huge opportunities exist for optimization to stay competitive.

As mining companies turn to agile supply chain management, adopt advanced technology and analytics, and increase visibility of their integrated supply chains, these first actors are best positioned to meet fluctuations in the market and mitigate losses due to supply chain disruptions.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How do we anticipate and mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions?
  2. How do we gain visibility of our Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers and plan for bottlenecks?
  3. How do we hedge against market fluctuations in demand and supply?
  4. If our suppliers lack an understanding of their own risk, how do we avoid sudden, unplanned disruptions or unplanned costs?
  5. In what ways can we leverage data analytics, technology and supply chain methodologies to stay competitive and reduce spend leakage across the supply chain?
  6. How do we ensure that our suppliers are complying with ESG regulations?

Key Indicators in Mining Supply Chain Management

To better understand the current vulnerabilities which exist across your supply chain, the following indicators are important to consider:

  1. Inventory turnover
  2. Warehousing costs
  3. Supply chain cycle time
  4. Forecast accuracy
  5. Delivery performance against date
  6. Logistics and transportation costs
  7. Supply variance
  8. Demand variance
  9. Planned performance

How Unison Mining Can Help

Increasingly, mine operators are adopting supply chain management methodologies to mitigate the risks associated with being interdependent on various suppliers of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities. This includes gaining better visibility over every aspect of your mine’s full supply chain, involving Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

Unison Mining’s supply chain management services aim to correct any siloed processes or potential bottlenecks in your supply chain – addressing them before they negatively impact mining yield.

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


Lead Time Reduction

Ensure sufficient lead time through better planning, supply chain methodologies, and effective communication with suppliers.
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Streamline the procurement process at every step, from initial purchase request to fulfilment.
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Inventory Management

Set up inventory control methods to hedge against unforeseen supply disruptions.
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Identify, evaluate and engage reliable suppliers to reduce the likelihood of long lead times and frequent disruptions.
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Logistics & Transportation

Optimize the movement of inventory from the supplier as well as the movement of minerals from mines to processing plants.
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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.

Address supply chain vulnerabilities and opportunities to maximize mine profitability.

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