30 in 30 Podcast

Where we capture 30 years of mining experience in 30 minutes

Taking The Time To Build The Right Team

Guest: Alfredo Perez
Oct 08, 2019 | 37 min to Listen

We’re back over in Chile today with another Spanish language episode, to sit down with Alfredo Perez who has over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry and is the Bluefield business manager in Chile.

Gerard has known Alfredo for quite some time since the days when they both worked for BHP. Alfredo has since worked for Codelco and Anglo in Chile. He is an asset category specialist which means he is on the supply side and was responsible for many years to select and procure mining equipment. This required a detailed analysis of the asset lifecycle. He has a particular love for ensuring that maintenance equipment is maintained properly and working effectively, and Alfredo loves to pass on his knowledge.

We’re sure that you will take plenty of learnings from this conversation and this will give you the knowledge to employ the insights learned here in your organizations to get more from your assets.

For more resources and information, head to the Bluefield Asset Management website. To learn more about getting the most out of your assets, grab a copy of Gerard’s book Simplifying Mining Maintenance.

Some Topics That We Cover

  • Choosing an effective team for the required job
  • Communicating with the team on both what is going well, and what can be improved
  • Buying the correct equipment, to do the required job
  • Setting realistic outcomes based on the equipment you have available to you
  • Not playing the “blame game”, and instead working on resolutions
  • Balancing risks with opportunity in procuring new equipment