Cost Reduction PMO in Mining Company

Siecap is a project management and advisory firm specialising in providing a full range of corporate and operational services across the asset and investment lifecycle which assist our to clients optimise cost, increase performance and manage risk.

Cost Reduction PMO enabled a large miner to unlock value from their organisational and technical process changes.

The Background

A large global mining organisation was looking for support and guidance to accelerate planned organisational change efforts within the technical services functional areas to translate the outcomes of a large-scale change management assessment into a deliverable reality.

The client had identified a number changes to reduce cost and improve efficiency in the organisational structure which impacted roughly 500 mining professionals both on site and within their Brisbane office.

During the design phase, the client recognised the need for additional external support and guidance to finalise their new operating model, with Siecap team members engaged to assist with planning and implementation.

How the Siecap team helped

Established a PMO with defined governance structure and approach to effectively guide and support the desired outcomes

Worked with key stakeholders to leverage and shape the client’s pre-work into a desired end state operating model.

Developed implementation plan and drove the project schedule

Reported performance against desired outcomes to the steering committee and operational leaders

Established and guided process redesign body of work

The Results

Implemented a revised functional organisation structure leading to $17m per year cost reduction across planning, geology, survey and geotechnical.

Standardisation of planning assumptions and monthly planning process reduced planning workload by 23%.

Further $13m reduction in drilling costs through innovation and better use of available data.

Enabled an additional 900kt of Coal through redeployment of site resources to higher value adding activities.

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