Metals & Mining Insights


Unlocking the digital opportunity in metals

– Driving a full digital transformation of a metal company is a complex undertaking. To succeed, companies need to develop a scalable model, with a set of standards in place covering roles, tools, and working methods.

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The growing importance of steel scrap in China

– Will the industry develop rapidly? It largely depends on how fast the economics, government policies, and technology evolve.

Mining for leadership with lean management

– Three executives at one of the world’s most unusual mining operations describe how even in a highly unpredictable context,... lean management improves not just productivity, but also how people lead.

How 3-D printing will transform the metals industry

– The role of 3-D printing in today’s metal market is quite small. But additive manufacturing could offer big benefits if... several challenges are overcome.
Report - Global Institute

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.

Mining for growth

– Mining companies are heading to the ends of the earth to meet demand.
Article - Quarterly

Pushing manufacturing productivity to the max

– Advanced analytics and lower-cost computing give companies a powerful tool for managing profitability on an hourly basis.

Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.

Productivity at the mine face: Pointing the way forward

– Many mine operators could learn from industry leaders that are pursuing productivity-enhancing approaches.
Interview - Quarterly

How a steel company embraced digital disruption

– Gisbert Rühl, CEO of German metals company Klöckner, embedded himself in Berlin’s start-up scene, creating two... platforms to overhaul the organization’s supply chain and make steel prices more transparent.

Downsizing the US coal industry: Can a slow-motion trainwreck be avoided?

– The US coal industry faces not just overcapacity but crippling liabilities that will outlive mine closures. Setting the industry... on a viable course will require all stakeholders to step up with new ideas.

How digital innovation can improve mining productivity

– With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough.

Is there hidden treasure in the mining industry?

– Low equity prices may offer important M&A opportunities for the mining industry.

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