How we find, build, operate and reclaim mines in Canada is being rapidly transformed by innovative technologies and the achievement of transformational change requires a new vision for mining that is ambitious enough to drive a change in performance and operational goals. This week’s Blog takes a look at a recent report from the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) that addresses this very issue; The Changing Nature of Work: Innovation, Automation and Canada’s Mining Workforce.
COVID-19 has uncovered new issues and challenges, so everyone is looking to technology companies to help, as technology is now seen as a revenue generator and cost controller. This week’s Blog examines how such things as analytics and data systems, IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics can improve the elements of mining operations, particularly in the age of a pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated that digital transformation is not strictly about technology: it’s also about putting people first and fostering interaction, intimacy, and caring within your team. This week’s Blog discusses how to best prepare your people so that your mining operation is ready to adapt and future-proof itself for a digitally-enhanced future.
Need to know how to correctly check the track sag on your mining excavator? What about how to discharge the accumulators in a hydraulic system? Want to complete classes to expand your certification? This week’s Blog reveals how Hitachi mining product experts are now ready to answer all these questions – and more – through a brand new Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) experience.
In the efforts of balancing efficiency and cost, buying used equipment after a rental period can offer mine operators more value for their money. This week’s Blog takes a look at the benefits of buying used and at why it might be the best option for your mining company going forward.
In a global age of disruption from artificial intelligence, Brexit, climate crisis, trade wars, and changing employment demands, future organizational change is not avoidable. Fortunately, a new book is available that will help to navigate these increasingly choppy waters. This week’s Blog showcases Leading and Managing Change in the Age of Disruption and Artificial Intelligence, written by Dr. Matthew Donald, which brings the topics of management, leadership, and organizational change into the future for leaders and managers of organizations.
With world populations expected to rise up to nine billion people over the next thirty years, fertilizers – and the potash that’s used to make them – will only become more important as the demand for food becomes ever greater. This week’s Blog takes a look at Saskatchewan’s role in the production of potash and at how a company out of Moosomin is currently using German know-how to ensure that its equipment is up to the task ahead.
Words are the master key to successful communication. Communication is the master key to successful projects. This week’s Blog takes a look at the KT Project and examines the primary causes of communication failure and provides advice on how to avoid them in order to better ensure a project’s success.
In January, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will be welcoming four individuals who have made lasting contributions to Canada’s mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at these inductees and the efforts they made in shaping the Canadian mining industry of today.
Why Fatigue Matters in Mining Evidence has been accumulating for some time that sleep and fatigue are two of the biggest risk factors in heavy industry. Whether it’s when operating equipment, making decisions, or preserving mental wellbeing, the amount of sleep that workers are getting becomes a factor. Thankfully, along with the research on sleep […]