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Improve Your Operations Through Plant Auditing The word audit brings discomfort to many mine managers and owners. Images of government officials poring over every decimal point, looking for gotchas with serious consequences, naturally rise to the surface. But this book shows you how to turn the audit into something positive, desirable, and profitable. When you hire the right audit team and put its recommendations into practice, you can lower costs, increase revenues, and boost profits. In some cases, you can add millions of dollars directly to the bottom line. Plant Auditing is the first book ever written to show you how to get maximum benefit out of an audit. This comprehensive guide is easy to follow with numerous charts and checklists. It walks you through the complexities of setting up the right kind of audit, the type that will provide you with actionable steps to profitable outcomes. Also included are 20 case studies illustrating real-life problems typically encountered at plants that can be resolved through the audit procedures described in this book. Among many other things, you'll learn how to: Establish the scope of both general audits and those designed to enhance performance of specific processes Follow a template for successful audition Set priorities based on multiple factors Understand-and overcome-resistance points based in cultural or personality differences Make sure everything important is addressed during an audit Turn the audit findings into action steps that cut costs and add revenue
They key to building better and more reliable plants is staying abreast of new technologies and equipment improvements. Whether you're an aspiring engineering student or a seasonaed practitioner, you won't find a more comprehensive or more up-to-date resource than Recent Advances in Mineral Processing Plant Design. A compilation of engaging and insightful papers from the prestigious 2009 Plant Design Symposium, the volume is a sequel to Mineral Processing Plant Design, Practice, and Control, an industry standard published in 2002. Both books are indispensable texts for university-level instruction, as well as valuable guides for operators considering new construction, plant renovation, or expansion. Inside you'll find the latest thinking from around the world. These experts delve into every aspect of plant design from best practices of industry leaders to knowing what not to do to avoid expensive, time-consuming mistakes. You'll learn the role of innovation, how to finance and conduct feasibility studies, and how to reduce your plant's carbon footprint. The latest developments concerning flotation, extractive metallurgy, crushing and grinding, separation processes, and process development are also discussed extensively. Case studies and plenary speakers highlight proces design concepts that work well and those that do not. Recent Advances in Mineral Processing Plant Design is a practical, easy-to-use reference for students, engineers, consultants, suppliers, manufacturers, and anyone involved in the design or operation of a mineral processing plant.
Great people leaders always work towards improvement. They keep working on their 'hunger' to be continually successful. The power of these leaders is only to settle for the best, as for these leaders - power of life is in continual progression. They have broken the shackles, and made impossible into I M possible. They have looked at things around them differently, and we too, will be motivated to look at things around us differently through this book. These leaders will help you make your journey a success, and also rewrite your own history.Hungry People, Better Results is the voyage to study the waves of extrinsic entrepreneurial leadership traits which affect the special impetus of teams. This would also take into account the impact of leadership styles and traits on the overall productivity, from a people leader's angle. Good news is that most of these traits can be developed over a period of time. This book and the author help you to ignite this 'fire' continually.Each trait and each leader would take you closer to success, happiness, and gratification. The book may lead you to a completely different world. This empirical journey is incomplete, unless you unlearn, re-learn, and discover the power of these leaders and their learning.The author interacted with a lot of leaders covered in the book, out of whom, some are:Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon LimitedMr Harsh Vardhan Goenka, Chairman, RPG EnterprisePadma Shri. Mr. Harsh Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja.Mr Anurag Batra, Chairman, Business WorldMr Ravi Shastri, Head Coach, Indian Cricket teamDr Adil Malia, Business and HR Leader
Some negotiations are easy. Others are more difficult. And then there are situations that seem completely hopeless. Conflict is escalating, people are getting aggressive, and no one is willing to back down. And to top it off, you have little power or other resources to work with. Harvard professor and negotiation adviser Deepak Malhotra shows how to defuse even the most potentially explosive situations and to find success when things seem impossible.Malhotra identifies three broad approaches for breaking deadlocks and resolving conflicts, and draws out scores of actionable lessons using behind-the-scenes stories of fascinating real-life negotiations, including drafting of the US Constitution, resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis, ending bitter disputes in the NFL and NHL, and beating the odds in complex business situations. But he also shows how these same principles and tactics can be applied in everyday life, whether you are making corporate deals, negotiating job offers, resolving business disputes, tackling obstacles in personal relationships, or even negotiating with children.As Malhotra reminds us, regardless of the context or which issues are on the table, negotiation is always, fundamentally, about human interaction. No matter how high the stakes or how protracted the dispute, the object of negotiation is to engage with other human beings in a way that leads to better understandings and agreements. The principles and strategies in this book will help you do this more effectively in every situation.
For all its good intentions, Who Moved My Cheese? basically reduces us to mice in a maze sniffing after cheese. Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhorta uses a fable involving a different set of mice in a maze-mice who question everything-to help readers see how they underestimate their ability change the rules, overcome the constraints they face, and control their own destiny. I Moved Your Cheese encourages readers to audit their assumptions about what limitations they really face and which are self-imposed or unthinkingly accepted. We can create the circumstances and realities we want-we can go beyond simply changing our behavior (find that new cheese!) to changing the game itself. But to do so we need to understand the ways we're holding ourselves back. As one of the characters in the book says, "e;the problem is not that the mouse is in the maze, but that the maze is in the mouse."e;