Managing an Agile Mining Supply Chain in Challenging Times

  • Disrupted and disturbed…. Whether you are standing up stream of your mining supply chain or downstream, what was in place and working is no longer reliable.

    The stakeholders, the interfaces, the outcomes, as well as the plans, systems and practices have all gone through a major upheaval. This three-hour online session, organized by SEEC and Mine Africa, features seasoned experts who will provide participants with tools and takeaways that will help them identify solutions tailored to the specificities of their own organizations, regardless of size and level of activity.

    As an active manager in the mining supply chain you have been suddenly thrust into “outer space” where the future is unquantifiable and seemingly like trying to grasp at holograms.

    To help navigate through the meanders of these newly created mining ecosystems, seasoned experts in the industry will interactively share real-life experiences and insights from their own on-the-ground issues. Mining Supply Chain professionals will be provided with tools and takeaways that will help them identify solutions tailored to the specificities of their own organisations, regardless of size and level of activity.

    • Learn how to Futureproof your business by creating agile systems that respond quickly to changes
    • Understand what it takes to be agile and resilient: De-risk the supply chain process and understand the interfaces
    • Understand the Value Chain, not just the Supply chain of your organisation
    • Define the Supply Chain Ecosystem for your mining organisation
    • Build better control into the process by proper integration of technology, innovation and culture

    Introduction: “Back to the Future”, Roger Spitz, Founder & CEO, Techistential – (San Francisco, California)

    Theme 1: The Value Chain and the Supply Chain, Stephen Grocott, CEO, Pure Minerals (Melbourne Australia)

    Theme 2: The Supply Chain RACI Matrix, Sam Houston, VP Projects, Eldorado Gold (London, UK) & Mark Scherer, Head of Procurement, Baffinland Iron Mines (Toronto, Ontario)

    Theme 3: Looking from the outside in: know your suppliers, understand the relationship, Eira Thomas, CEO Lucara Diamond Corp (Little Rock, Arkansas) & Olivier Dubuis, Group Vice-President and CEO Remote Sites, ADEN Services (Singapore)

    Theme 4: Identify the risks, mitigation and management, Boris Kamstra, Executive Director Alphamin Resources (Johannesburg, SA)

    Theme 5: Supply Chain and the “mine of the future (aka smart mining), Michelle Ash, CEO Geovia (Dassault Systèmes) – (Melbourne, Australia)


    Participants will receive an online attendance certificate as well as digital badge indicating they completed the session, which may be eligible for continuing education credits with professional organizations.

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    About the Facilitator

    Siri C. Genik

    Siri Genik has spent more than 25 years working on major capital projects around the world. She has worked in the Natural Resource and Infrastructure industries. During the course of her career, Siri has developed particular expertise in ESG, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance, with a strong focus on project management and supply chain. Siri has worked with the board room, leadership as well as project delivery teams.

    Siri currently runs BRIDGE©, a small consultancy providing non-quantitative strategy services, advising her clients on ESG and Risk Management interfacing with Commercial and Supply Chain issues. She is also a director of the PDAC, vice-chair of the board of Women-in-Mining Canada, as well as a director of a junior mining company.

    Key Takeaways

    • Defining the Supply Chain ecosystem for your mining organisation
    • Mapping the relevant stakeholders to the Supply Chain
    • Creating a Supply Chain RACI Matrix: determining the interfaces between the Supply Chain function and the other functions
    • Identifying risks: managing and mitigating actions within your Supply Chain
    • Stewardship and long-term value to generate today’s resilient supply chain
    • Technology transformation, innovation and cultural change

    The course will also count on the contributions of a number of subject-matter experts, including:

    • CEOs of mid-tier mining companies
    • Procurement executives
    • Vice-president Engineering and capital projects
    • Leaders in Logistics and Supplier organisations
    • Executives in innovation and technology

    *A certificate of completion jointly issued by SEEC and MineAfrica (or MASTERMINING). Course may be eligible for Continuing Educational Requirements for certain designations.

    Who Should Attend

    • Procurement professionals within mining and mineral industry;
    • Suppliers and service providers to the mining industries;
    • Managers and senior professionals of the mineral industry who wish to acquire in-depth understanding of the latest supply chain developments and trends;
    • Procurement professionals (managerial level) within engineering and construction companies;
    • IR professionals
    • HR/Talent Professionals in the mining business
    • Mining Supplier Associations
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