As a supplier to the mining and quarry sector in Indonesia, it is in our best interest to ensure the viability and sustainability of the industries that not only supply our sustenance but that of the country as a whole too, for all that can't be grown must be mined in some way. We take a holistic approach to reducing metal usage and associated carbon footprint by not only ensuring we are selling more efficient products with associated benefits, but we also work with end-users to create the appropriate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) asset models. This allows for the real costs associated with any process to not only be understood but acted on most effectively too.
We assist directly by : • Ensuring we sell more efficient and effective parts to create the lowest impact and carbon footprint • Lowering TCO and increasing existing mine efficiency and viability thereby reducing the need for capital outlays on new mines and equipment • Lower TCO also increases the net amounts available for all stakeholders • Facilitating scrap recycling when required, and • Being willing to work with stakeholders to build new and appropriate TCO models to validate the savings where required
Reduction in Total Cost of OwnershipWhat is the real cost in using a high carbon footprint consumable wear product, it’s not as simple as the invoice price. The invoice price may well be less than 20% of the true cost and in some cases that have been fully explored, it’s been proven to be less than 5%. As an industry that needs to improve its sustainability knowing the full costs and impact on all stakeholders of high carbon footprint consumable products is now a necessity.
However, life cycle costing and true TCO cost models are somewhat problematic in that it’s not a simple one size fits all solution, but rather an individual model needs to be created for site location and specific applications. The Core cost drivers selected on one site may give a good guideline for other sites with the same equipment, but the Auxiliary drivers will vary based on jurisdiction and site-specific issues. We work with our customers to develop site-specific cost models in the core expertise areas in which we work with the view of proving that “using less steel less often” and “maximizing the production capacity of installed assets” has significant benefits to all parties.
The chart below shows the potential upside in what may be had if a higher valuing adding product is used over a lesser cheaper one.
• The initial purchase cost of liners — typically <20%
• Exchange rate
• Taxes, Shipping, Storage and Handling costs to site
• Lead time and required stock holding quantity and value
• Usage rate
• Installation and Removal frequency and costs
• including all direct and indirect labour, energy and consumables and
• Disposal costs
• Supply-side risk
• Costs of purchasing, preparing and sending out bids, submission reviews, supplier visits, and evaluations
• Issue costs on-site
• Monitoring costs
• Supplier support costs and benefits
• HSE risk to include all work and environment permit types required and skill level of personnel needed to safely and effectively complete liner changeouts
• CSR and other HSE issues/costs
Our Hazard Reduction Programs
The “At Risk” Program
PT. MNE has developed a hazard reduction social program for “at risk” personnel and communities based on 3 key principles of :
To alert at risk personnel of the exposure they have to hazardous goods and practices that may affect their wellbeing.
Provide management and financial assistance if necessary to assist in the management of the hazard based on hazard level, and
Encourage ownership of the issues and the confidence to speak out about the hazard, how best to manage it and spread the knowledge to their communities.
Our current range of hazard topics are :
• Dengue fever
• Covid-19 and Virus Transmission Awareness