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Crimes against Mine Planning: The Major Pitfalls in Mine Planning and How Do We Solve Them

Date Thu 11 August 2022, 10:30
Location Online Event
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


Poor mine planning and lack of understanding of how to effectively execute a mine plan cost the mining industry billions every year - and that is no exaggeration.  Mine planning is a complex beast that we constantly undervalue by throwing inadequately prepared mining engineers at it, we arm them with inadequate tools and systems, and then we ask them to create mine plans focussed on driving performance improvement, rather than the correct decisions and actions.

To discuss the most common pitfalls in mine planning, whether they can be overcome, and how best to face them, we'd like to invite you to join us for a free webinar, Crimes against Mine Planning: The Major Pitfalls in Mine Planning and How Do We Solve Them? on Thursday 11 August, 10.30am-11.30am CAT.

This thought Leadership Webinar will be hosted by Decoda's BDM Productivity solutions, Roger Lambson, and CEO of Focal Mining Solutions, Mike Bowater.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Roger Lambson
Manager: Business Development Productivity Solutions
Highly invested in the growth of both businesses and people, Roger is a mechanical engineer by trade with a background in industrial research and 30+ year’s multi-national experience in the South African environment. His focus has always been on developing strategies and solutions to promote relevant and sustainable business growth that is efficient as well as profitable. Roger now plays a key role in building key relationships, engaging the market and introducing Decoda’s Integrated Performance Management and Asset Performance Management platforms in the southern African region”

Mark Bowater

CEO: Focal Mining Solutions

Mark is a mining engineer and has 30 years experience in open cut coal and metalliferous mines. His experience covers mine design, mine scheduling, drill and blast, grade and pit control, dragline planning, management and consulting roles.  He is author of ”Crimes Against Mine Planning : Solving The Top 10 Pitfalls” and an acknowledged industry leader in the field of Mine Planning. His career focus has been to leave mine planning in a better place than he found it.  In addition to providing consultancy services out of his own business, Focal Mining Solutions, based out of Queensland Australia, Mark is passionate about giving back to the mining industry and provides mentoring services to engineers in the industry.”