Outsourcing in the mining industry : decision-making framework and critical success factors

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dc.contributor.author Steenkamp, C.J.H.
dc.contributor.author Van den Lingen, Elma
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-16T08:56:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-16T08:56:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10
dc.description.abstract Theoretically, the main driver behind a mining operations’ sourcing decision should differ from company to company, and within a company from project to project, but in reality it often relates to cost. Research confirms that there are a number of factors, including cost, to consider when choosing between in-house and outsourced mining. While the literature is rife with factors to consider, little information exists on how to apply these in practice and the relative importance of the different factors to be considered. A study was conducted to determine whether mining is truly a core competency for a mid-tier commodity specialist mining company. Furthermore, a decision-making framework for mining operations sourcing was developed, and the critical success factors that should be adhered to if outsourced mining is chosen were determined. The research showed that owner mining is not a core competency for the mining company investigated. A decision-making framework was developed using the order winner/order qualifier structure, which can be used to facilitate the mining sourcing decision. The most important tools at the disposal of a mine owner’s team to manage a contractor miner are the social and output control mechanisms, according to the critical success factors study. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.saimm.co.za/journal-papers en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steenkamp, CJH & Van den Lingen, E 2014, 'Outsourcing in the mining industry : decision-making framework and critical success factors', Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 114, pp. 845-854. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-223X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2225-6253 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/49045
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering en_ZA
dc.rights © The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2014 en_ZA
dc.subject Insourcing en_ZA
dc.subject Outsourcing en_ZA
dc.subject Contractor en_ZA
dc.subject Mining en_ZA
dc.subject Becision-making en_ZA
dc.subject Critical success factors en_ZA
dc.title Outsourcing in the mining industry : decision-making framework and critical success factors en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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