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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.092

THE USE OF NETWORK MODELING AND PRODUCTION THEORY FOR MINING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

F. BUSE, G. F. BUSE
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 713-720 pp

ABSTRACT
A series of information, data and procedures are required for mining projects management, referring to: the factor structure, the production function type structure applied to basic mining processes; the characteristics of the preparation and exploitation processes specific to the technology used; the representation of projects using networks and specific elements which to consider in their mining process approach; the methodologies needed to solve the problem of production factors management for network mining activities with the purpose of efficient and continuous use of existing production factors. The developed model considers two aspects: the descriptive aspect of using, as instruments, the network representation combined with basic elements of production theory; the optimizing-decision aspect based either on exact optimizing procedures (i.e. the decision tree) or on heuristic and approximation procedures, which relates to the activity planning purpose and, consequently, to the fair costs of factor consumption. The methodology suggested by the paper allows the approach of both aspects, concentrating on the latter, respectively giving the mining operative management a tool easy to use, with positive impact on getting a better economic result when exploiting a deposit, starting from the restrictions and limits imposed by the existing situation.

Keywords: production factors, mining project, network modeling, factor consumption, time reserves.