Ivey Publishing

Product Details

Iron Ore Company of Ontario
Product Number:
9A91D004
Publication Date:
01/01/1991
Revised Date:
07/21/2000
Length:
10 pages (5 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case
Source:
Ivey
A large, open pit, iron ore mine is plagued with crusher delays. The case describes the situation, provides relevant capacities and costs, and gives statistical data on the frequency and duration of crusher stoppages. The manager has to choose between holding trucks idle during crusher delays, reassigning the truck-shovel teams to waste removal, or to dump ore at an ore stockpile.
Learning Objective:
  • To do a process analysis of a reasonably complex system that is partly batch and partly line flow.
  • To demonstrate the difficulty of decision-making under multiple criteria.
  • To examine the reasons for stockpiling serves to develop the groundwork for subsequent work in inventory control.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Operations Management
Industries:
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Setting:
Canada, Medium, 1990
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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