IMARC 2016: Jan Kwak, Managing Director, Hatch
The final session on day two of Austmine's Technology stream saw miners and METS discuss Operational Excellence and how the industry can drive productivity across the entire mining value chain. The audience were treated to an excellent presentation from Jan Kwak, Managing Director, Hatch where he detailed "Technology and the Value Chain - Where are the Most Impactful Changes to be Made?"
Jan began by presenting the situation that is relatable to for many mining companies, having a range of proposals and recommendations on business improvements but being indecisive on the best option. To combat this, Jan's vision of a strategic technology roadmap for a mining enterprise was described, where stable and lean operations using enabling technology leads to optimisation of the value chain. He then provided an overview of the value chain approach, before going through traditional mining elements that either typically destroy or add value.
See the full presentation here - IMARC 2016 - Jan Kwak - Hatch.pdf