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Client Profile:Canadian Potash Producer

Services Provided

  • Integrated Mine/Mill Planning
  • Maintenance & Reliability
  • Training & Development
  • Management Systems
  • Risk Assessment & Mitigation
  • Mill Debottlenecking
  • Annual Shutdown Planning
  • Capital Project Management
  • Warehousing
  • Rail Logistics


  • Global potash producer sought to align all departments’ planning and execution of high-capacity proving run with multi-year consultant engagement
  • After undergoing expansion, including new mill and shaft, the site required a proving run to set the new capacity, worth $215MM+ annually
  • Run required high availabilities and utilization of all major assets including original Mill, New Mill and the Borer Fleet, at previously un-proven levels


  • Integrated Mine/Mill Planning
  • A comprehensive sitewide engagement addressed new requirements across all departments and functional groups: Procurement, IT Support, HR, Mine and Mill Maintenance, Engineering & Planning, Reliability, and Mine and Mill Production
  • Developed and implemented integrated mine plan, with auxiliary functions such as construction, equipment overhauls, and manpower inputs
  • Established staffing and training requirements, and tracked hiring, training, and recruiting
  • Conducted FMEAs in the Mine and Mill, developed workarounds, and refined PMs
  • Developed Annual Shutdown schedule and coached planning and scheduling resources
  • Coordinated several test runs in Mine and Mill


  • Produced 14% above corporate target and doubled nameplate capacity
  • Availability of Original Mill increased from 91% to 97%
  • Availability of Borer Fleet increased from 87% to 90%
  • Cutting hours increased 120%
  • Balanced crew staffing & eliminated “no manpower” equipment delays
  • Completed commissioning process for new Hoist and Mill.  Achieved 100% of target production within 6 months

We achieved far more than we ever hoped to achieve and couldn’t have done it without your help. Your team provided exactly the support we needed”

- President