Mining and Metals Practice Expands to Meet Growing Client Needs

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Additional resources and application of non-traditional methods and tools will drive opportunity across supply chain

David Shouldice, USCCG Partner/Managing Director Mining and Metals Practice

Bringing a broader supply chain-wide perspective, with the associated tools, to mining and metals companies will allow us to add value beyond the traditional areas of operations improvement.

USC Consulting Group (USCCG) is augmenting its mining and metals practice with additional resources, and applying innovative tools, methodologies, and experience from a wide variety of other industries to better serve its growing global mining and metals clientele.

“A majority of USCCG’s existing mining and metals clients are always looking for new and innovative ways to optimize costs and output,” said Partner and practice Managing Director David Shouldice. “Bringing a broader supply chain-wide perspective, with the associated tools, to mining and metals companies will allow us to add value beyond the traditional areas of operations improvement.”

Metals and mining companies have invested a substantial amount of capital in production-related assets. USCCG helps ensure that maximum benefits are derived from these investments. Going forward, the firm wants to establish a new standard of operating excellence by, among other things, having the best asset management program in the industry and making it broadly available, because it believes that proper asset management is central to the success of every capital-intensive business.

“Clients and prospects are becoming more sophisticated when it comes to continuous improvement,” said USCCG President George Coffey. “Globalization has put huge pressures on companies’ capital requirements. Being able to help clients in the area of asset performance management - increasing both capability and efficient utilization - will enable us to drive significant value.”

“The expanded USCCG mining and metals team includes senior management, sales, and operations all the way through our delivery process. Together they have a combined 125 years’ experience. This dedicated and very experienced team will allow us to continuously refine our method of implementing process improvements to bring better value, sooner, to our clients,” added Shouldice.

USCCG plans to staff and manage the practice in a way that will allow the firm to both anticipate and react to needed innovations and changes in the metals and mining vertical, helping clients across the globe be as competitive as possible.

About USC Consulting Group
Tampa, Florida-based USCCG is an independent management consulting firm with over 40 years’ experience in the area of business performance improvement and extensive experience in the mining and metals verticals. Historically, it has worked throughout the world for North America-based clients. The firm excels at operational effectiveness and offers a broad array of services that includes asset management, Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process optimization, warehousing and logistics management, spend management, and training and facilitation. For more information, visit http://www.usccg.com.

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