When buckets go in for maintenance, whether scheduled or unscheduled, it's critical that all necessary parts are available and in stock. For every hour a machine is not digging, your operations are losing money.
How can you tackle this issue with minimum disruption to your operations and team?
For over four decades, CR Powered by Epiroc has been a trusted partner in the mining industry, supplying cast lips, GET components, wear protection, and GET loss detection technology for excavators, wheel loaders, and rope shovels.
They share their top three strategies that miners worldwide can adopt to elevate operational efficiency with a streamlined inventory.
1. Choose Partners That Invest Time in Understanding Your Operations
Each mine is unique in its requirements and challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all, which is why a strategic partner can make all the difference.
The best outcomes come from working with suppliers who take the time to understand your specific pain points and work collaboratively.
"CR's ethos goes beyond just delivery products. Our technical field service team becomes embedded in our customers' mining operations, gaining a deep understanding of their goals and challenges, so we can really deliver the right products and support for that site," says Miguel Guimaraes, CR's General Manager, East Australasia.
2. Simplify Your Inventory Management
Who wouldn't want to spend less time on inventory management?
By streamlining the process, operations can save time as well as have better control over stock.
"The team at CR take our partnerships very seriously. One of the crucial steps in our value-added service is working with mines to fine-tune their forecasting. We regularly track stock levels, taking into account their maintenance schedule and current wear rate to anticipate their needs. We often hear that you can't put a price on that peace of mind," says Miguel.
This approach ensures that your operations run smoothly with minimal lost time due to missing parts.
3. A Seamless Supply Chain Can Make All the Difference
Uninterrupted operations depend on a continuous supply of essential parts, so they are available on-site when needed, significantly reducing machine downtime and ensuring your operation keeps running.
Miguel explains, "from having an in-depth understanding of the mine needs, we have built a strategically positioned global supply chain to service every region we operate. We can give our customers the peace of mind that their inventory stays updated and their operations remain efficient."
Beyond CR's commitment to service excellence, they offer groundbreaking products to revolutionise your mining experience. To find out more, reach out to them to start the conversation.