The University of
the Witwatersrand,
where the new mining
course will be held
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 03 June 2011 – In association with the Wits School of Mining Engineering, The Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems at the University of the Witwatersrand will be running a course on industrial engineering in mining from the 20th to the 24th of June.

A statement released here explains that the course will consider industrial engineering from a systems perspective, providing context,  the methodology for improvement, and practical tools for solving problems.

Aimed at operational individuals in mining and associated industries who are faced with these challenges, it will be presented by Professor Jim Porter, Professor John Sheer, Teresa Hattingh and Oliver Keys, together with experienced industry specialists.

“The rising costs and the need to remain competitive in a demanding global economy has placed the mining industry under increasing pressure to improve and optimise operations. The need to meet the challenges posed by this tough environment has been recognised by mining organisations, and various improvement programmes and targets have been put in place,” Professor Porter explains. “However, implementing operational improvement at the front line remains challenging and this course addresses that need.”