Chrome Mining and Beneficiation "CHROMESTRAT"

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OPTIMISATION OF STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR CHROME MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPLEXES

OBJECTIVE OF THE MODEL
To enable Management to generate MAXIMUM NPV plans for CHROME MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPLEXES

SUMMARY OF PAPER "OPTIMISING THE HOLISTIC MASS BALANCE PERFORMANCE - Fostering the use of Operations Research in Development" The Operations Research Society of South Africa - Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa, May 16 18, 2001

The chrome operations of the Zimbabwe Mining and Smelting Company (ZIMASCO) are used to illustrate the concepts of optimising the holistic mass balance performance. Linear and Mixed Integer Programming techniques deliver the required functionality and performance levels enabling the execution of complex techno-economic planning scenarios and decision support analyses within the holistic mass balance.

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