P&H MinePro Services is at the forefront of original equipment manufacture for the surface mining sector. The Company has provided quality products and services – like electric rope shovels, draglines, conveyor components, machine upgrades, rebuilds and parts – to the Australasian surface mining industry since 1958, including the recent addition of LeTourneau wheel loaders.
To streamline its production process the company purchases specific XLERPLATE® steel grades. “Because of the non-standard sheet sizes and grades that suit our requirements, we pre-plan and have BlueScope Distribution hold stock for us.” Operations Planning Supervisor, Colin Rayner explained.
It is a product that came out of collaboration in the 1990s between steel technologists at the Port Kembla steelworks and P&H engineers at the Company’s Milwaukee, WI, USA headquarters.
“BlueScope Steel changed its manufacturing process to advance its own standards and also to accommodate our requirements,” Colin said. “There was an intensive back-and-forth process with our head-office engineers in Milwaukee to perfect that grade of steel up to 100 mm thick. The relationship with BlueScope Distribution for vendor-managed inventory is working very well and was born from SER® findings.
We have found, our customers pursue the SER® as a vehicle to look at their business in a different way to make some small changes to reap big rewards. The Steel Efficiency Review® aims to provide recommendations to support our customer’s business and at the same time improve our product and service offer.
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