A hybrid management and engineering consulting company

that focus on the solutions you need to create a cycle of continuous improvement in your mine’s performance

Applying lean thinking in mining and performance improvement which features a clear set of objectives for the delivery process, aimed at maximising performance for the customer at the project level, concurrent design, mining, and the application of project controls throughout the life cycle of the project from design to delivery.

Tacmin Madini brings together the solutions you need to create a cycle of continuous improvement in your mine’s performance, based on collecting data, analysing where it needs to be optimized, predicting where it will need to be applied, implementing relevant action plans in the field, measuring their impact, and engaging all your mining personnel.

From monitoring with state-of-the-art audio visuals, integrated remote operations centre solutions, equipment management systems to prediction analysis, we engage with mines personnel and executive management to clearly define system bottlenecks and work with all to scope optimisation projects, execute and improve systems and tools.

WHAT WE OFFER

Integrated design-to-pit-to-port optimisation, asset performance improvement

Computer simulation

Computer simulation as a tool for assessing the impact of applying lean principles to design processes in mining to aid in decision-making at early stages of mining projects.

Look-ahead scheduling

Effective look-ahead scheduling and management of handoff points between different disciplines are used to eliminate the effects of risks.

Audio-visual monitoring

Ideal conditions for making things are created when machines, facilities, and people work together to add value without generating any waste.

Lean supply chain flows

Where all supply-chain activities are triggered by the pull of the pace-setting process to deliver the highest value to the customer at the least total systems cost.

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WHAT SKILLS WE HAVE

Analyse, predict, implement, monitor, control & optimise

mining processes from design-to-pit-to-plant-to-port

Project decision & analysis

Project execution & control

Project monitoring & analysis

Continuous improvement

Our project analysts provide critical data support to technical teams. Research and analysis functions may include budget tracking and financial forecasting, project evaluation and monitoring, maintaining compliance with corporate and public regulations, and performing any data analysis relevant to project tasks. Our project analysts define key performance parameters and create regular variance reports to track progress.

In addition to standard industry project controls with the aid of leading project management software, Tacmin expertise has evolved from providing consultancy in all mining disciplines and assisted owner teams to achieve the objectives during operations improvement assignments. Formerly as project lead and now as specialist project services providers, Tacmin’s expertise has accumulated considerable experience.

The main challenge for organisations today is to adopt new workflows that integrate smart alerting systems, heterogeneous sources, and new factors into their infrastructure. So, it’s crucial to have an open system that enables interoperability with new sources − today and tomorrow. The ultimate goal is to obtain complete situational awareness, enhanced by sharing information among multiple secured networks.

Our Continuous Improvement Managers will work across the Operating Companies to build the processes and organisational capability to collect and analyse financial and operating data to systemically identify causes of waste and inefficiency. Success will be achieved by developing and executing innovative and effective process improvements to eliminate the root cause and symptoms of the problem.

Applying lean thinking in mining and performance improvement

Lean mining sets productive flows in motion in order to develop control systems with the aim of reducing losses throughout the mining process with its focus on the reduction and elimination of inefficiencies. The types of inefficiencies that are addressed are inefficiencies of production, time, transportation, processing itself, stock at hand, movement, and making defective products. The Lean mining approach is also defined as a production management strategy for achieving significant continuous improvement, in the performance of the total business process through elimination of inefficiencies that do not add value to the process.

 

Tacmin expertise has since inception during 1996 delivered consultancy and project management services to mining companies, worked along with executive management, mining engineers, geologists, mining contractors and mine owners of numerous multi-commodity mines across Africa in delivering mining projects on time, on-budget at optimal cost-to-client through adopting and implementing lean thinking principals in mining and performance improvement. Applying lean thinking in mining and performance improvement which features a clear set of objectives for the delivery process, aimed at maximizing performance for the customer at the project level, concurrent design, mining, and the application of project controls throughout the life cycle of the project from design to delivery.

 

In addition, to eliminating inefficiencies during mining processes we apply lean principles and techniques to all project management processes, including the project delivery system, production control, work structuring, design, supply chain, project controls, and overall mining project management.

 

In short, lean production involves constant efforts to reduce or eliminate inefficiencies starting from the design process to delivering the end-product to the customer. But it is not just about reducing inefficiencies, the principle of lean production is also about increasing speed, utilization and improving quality on top of eliminating inefficiencies. This requires work and the development of a lean culture within the workforce, which ultimately leads to added value both for the customer and the company.