This course covers the fundamentals of mobile mining equipment product support contracts. The underlying ideas have been developed and tested at sites globally since 1982. The scope is confined to large surface mining vehicles: haul trucks, shovels, rotary drills, and support equipment.
The course provides background to the evolution of mining equipment product support contracts followed by an overview of the primary types of product support contracts offered in the mining industry (including their features, commercial terms, and administration). It also describes risks and mitigation strategies as well as key management issues that need to be addressed for a product support contract to succeed.
The course is intended for mining professionals who are engaged in the maintenance process, either in line functions or in consulting roles, whether they are designing programs or delivering them. It is also a course that will help professionals in other functions at a mining operation or consulting company to understand the maintenance setting.
The companion course Maintenance 101: Mobile Mining Equipment covers the fundamentals of mobile mining equipment maintenance for large surface mining vehicles.
The course comprises 6 viewing sessions of 30 minutes each with supporting figures, tables, and multiple choice course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content.
Clients include leading mines, mining equipment manufacturers and suppliers, as well as fleet operators in other industries that require robust equipment budgets, resource estimates and maintenance strategy evaluations.