Mining & Metals
Mining and metals advisory services
We work with clients to improve the performance by examining every aspect from supply chain management, business processes and IT risks, to future directions and opportunities for growth.
We are acknowledged as the leading professional services firm to assist with the identification of strategic risks in the mining and metals sector. Most mining and metals companies require our assessment, improvement and monitoring of risks to include operational risks. Our sector risk specialists are equipped to review such operational risks as mine closure planning, grade control process, ore reserve estimation process and mine security.
- Supply chain and operations: To improve cash flow and profitability, our professionals provide insight into supply chain improvements by addressing critical areas and focusing on running end-to-end supply chains and operations effectively and efficiently.
- People: Our team draws upon their knowledge of market-leading human resources practices to help clients with employee management, retention, succession planning and organizational design.
- Finance: To direct the business in the most cost-effective manner, our professionals identify and actively monitor the key drivers of business performance by assessing and improving the overall financial and management reporting.
IT and risk advisory
Our global team specializes in examining applications and the supporting infrastructure to assess whether access controls, change management procedures and IT operations and security are designed and operating in an effective manner to mitigate the risk of fraud.
An organization’s ability to recognize, prepare for and manage risks will impact its performance and progress. We help mining and metals companies understand their business risks and develop plans to manage or capitalize on them.
Volatility is an ongoing challenge for mining and metals companies. View our six focus areas for effective cash management and long-term profitability.
Productivity in the mining sector has been on a steady decline over the past decade as miners focused on output at any cost in an unprecedentedly high commodity price environment.
Focusing on adjusting labor needs to the economic cycle will leave mining companies exposed to clear risks. How can you win the war for talent?
Why spending millions in up-front planning, engineering and design is not driving improved predictability and control in the mining and metals sector.
View key considerations to help you deal with your productivity challenge, including traits of successful companies.
EY’s Paul Mitchell, discusses the importance of productivity in mining and the key issues miners needs to consider. Watch here.
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EY’s Paul Mitchell explains how extracting more value from existing assets (capital effectiveness) can improve asset management capability. Watch here.