Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Greg believes that production, maintenance and logistics operations can be improved and become a sustainable competitive advantage. What if you could promise delivery and be 100% sure you would be on-time, at quality and in-full? What if your value chain really consistently delivered at $5 or $10 or $20 per tonne less than your nearest competitor? Not everyone has the best ore body but everyone can make the most of what they have. Greg leads the Mining Transformation Centre of Expertise.

Know, Think, & Do – Resources on Digitization in Mining that can Help you make some sense of it all

Digitization in the mining industry remains the topic of much discussion…and much confusion!  In fact, I just returned from a trip to China where I heard people say, “We don’t… Read more »

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Don’t Get Connected to Become Efficient, Become Efficient to Get Connected!

I love the game of squash. In recent years, it has been re-invigorated by technology including glass courts and digital distribution via the web. If you love sports and exceptional… Read more »

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“We already have a Downtime System”…Or do you?

It’s been a while since I have written on Downtime Systems (see World Coal magazine, June 2013 edition for a comprehensive review of downtime across the supply chain), but the… Read more »

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Innovation in Mining: “If Everyone is a Fast Follower, Then Who is Leading?”

The mining and minerals industry is constantly fascinated by innovation, and it is proverbial that everyone wants to be a “fast follower” rather than to be on the “bleeding edge.” … Read more »

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Mining the “Gemba” from Big Data – The Answers are Simpler Than You Think

“People who can’t understand numbers are useless. The gemba* where numbers are not visible is also bad. However, people who only look at the numbers are the worst of all.”… Read more »


The Perfect Mining Production Day, Each and Every Day

I’ve had some very interesting conversations recently that have made it clear to me there is a lack of understanding on how to improve a production organisation. My ex-colleague from… Read more »