Case Study # 6


The location and physical environment have a profound impact on the effectiveness and cost base of an operating model.


  • Rationalise and consolidate work locations to drive cost efficiencies
  • Reduce variability of processes and ensure function-wide sharing of leading practice (lock-in improvements)
  • Improve safety outcomes by removing roles from operational sites
  • Rationalise operational locations and operating rosters to deliver savings
  • Metropolitan locations support recruitment and retention of diverse and highly skilled staff.

The Business problem


A global mining and resources company implemented a global Maintenance Centre of Excellence, centralising its global maintenance strategy, planning and improvement functions into a single co-located team. The 500+ team was comprised of existing staff at operational sites and from strategic new hires from non-mining sectors, effectively supporting the organisation's diversity strategy and hiring top-notch talent.

The TTI Impact


  • Delivered a sea change in operating and capital costs through the planned and controlled execution of work
  • Continuously improved the system through defect elimination in both the physical equipment and the overarching maintenance processes
  • Established and embedded a standardised ‘way’ of maintenance in order to lock in improvement through rigorous standardisation and controlled execution
  • Developed higher quality equipment strategies based on best practice to maximise reliability, availability and equipment life through collaboration with in-company technical experts and OEM representatives
  • Achieved rigour and consistency in planning and execution to ensure planned work is completed on schedule.
$ 1.8 B

Saving over two years

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