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Optimizing productivity through performance measures for underground mining industry
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
2008 (English)In: MassMin 2008: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden 9-11 June 2008 / [ed] Håkan Schunnesson; Erling Nordlund, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008, 371-378 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Performance needs to be measured in order to manage the business goals. Performance measurement (PM) has caught the imagination of almost all industries in the last decade. A number of PM frameworks are in use by different industries. Due to global competition and high dynamic market demand, the pressure on the process industries like; the mining industries, is too high. In order to manage and meet the challenging market demands of high productivity, mining industries are trying to apply the concept of PM and performance measures. Before applying performance measures for PM, the production process need to be organized and the management needs to be fully committed for PM implementation. PM measures can be divided into hard and soft measures, which are necessary to monitor, control and measure the productivity. Hard measures like the technical, productivity and financial measures can be well defined and relatively easy to control, where as soft parameters pertaining to human factors like; competence, motivation and organizational climate are critical and hard to measure. In this paper, the authors have discussed the concept of performance measurement and measures for achieving desired productivity. Based on their experience of a related project, the authors have discussed the performance measures for LKAB underground mining industry.

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008. 371-378 p.
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38909Local ID: d7631510-a37c-11dd-8802-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-91-633-2331-7 (print)OAI: diva2:1012416
International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining : 09/06/2008 - 11/06/2008
Godkänd; 2008; 20081026 (parkum)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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