Master of Engineering
Department of Civil and Mining Engineering
Greenhill, G. J., Planning and logistics in mining operations, Master of Engineering thesis, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 1984. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2368
Planning has been practised in various forms s i n c e the beginning of time, with sections of hierarchy either applauding or condemning the system, depending upon the r e s u l ts obtained. A consequence of this lack of uniform acceptance of Planning is that many a c t i v i t i e s s t i l l do not recognise the need to adequately i n v e s t i g a t e , document and evaluate information to enable informed and considered decisions to be made. L o g i s t i c a l Planning may be defined as the process by which management recognises and responds appropriatel y to changes either i n t e r n a l l y or in the external environment in which the Company operates. Without S t r a t e g i c Planning the resources of the Company cannot be e f f e c t i v e l y directed towards the achievement of the Corporate purposes and goals. This thesis attempts to highlight the areas of i n v e s t i g a t i o n required and one of the methods that may be used to c o n c i s e l y and coherentl y establ i s h a system of planning that w i l l allow Corporate goals to be achieved.