GMG members have expressed interest in benchmarking – an advanced method of performance improvement that requires operations to have an understanding of current performance and an eye to continuous improvement. Comparing your performance metrics against those of industry leaders gives you insight into best practices that can help your operation meet its objectives. GMG is currently assessing the industry’s interest and needs for such a program.

Context

Two key factors have led to GMG considering this initiative at this time: 1) the SMART Benchmarking program, which allows participants to upload data from a wide range of equipment on a continuous basis is now under GMG and 2) the recently released GMG Guideline, A Standardized Time Classificatino Framework for Mobile Equipment in Surface Mining, provides a basis for consistent classification of mining activities and events to enable performance comparison.

Assessing your needs

The results of this survey will serve as the basis for determining the scope and strategy of the initiative.

Your responses will be anonymous and your contact information will be for internal use only.

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* 1. Are you interested in participating in a global mining industry benchmarking platform?

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* 2. Please add your contact information (note: this information will only be used for internal purposes)

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* 3. What type of sharing are you interested in? Select all that apply.

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* 4. Have you participated in benchmarking in the past?

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* 5. How frequent would you like the information sharing?

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* 6. Are you currently participating in formal / informal benchmarking? Select all that apply.

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* 7. Does your organization receive value from benchmarking?

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* 8. What could be improved of the program you are involved with?

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* 9. What could be improved of the program you are involved with?

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* 10. How often would your operation prefer to participate?

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* 11. Please select your area(s) of interest

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* 12. Please select the comparison parameters for Benchmark Interest that you believe are important to include:

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* 13. Which of the following groups does your organization fall into:

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* 14. Which type of operation does your company own?

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* 15. How many mines does your organization have?

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* 16. Please identify your commodities

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* 17. What's the size of your operation? (Annual Tonnage)

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* 18. How much would your operation pay annually to benchmark at a level that would benefit your organization?

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