Jorge Pancorvo: “An integrated supply chain will promote Peruvian mining to be a main player in the world”
Stated by Jorge Pancorvo, Chairman of the Logistics Meeting of PERUMIN 33 Mining Convention.
In PERUMIN 33 Mining Convention, the need of more competent and cutting-edge supply chain will be analysed to maximize the domestic mining sector. Dr. Jorge Pancorvo, Chairman of the Logistics Meeting, pointed out the key role of the mining logistics professional to attain this objective.
What is the role of the mining logistics professional? How important is his/her contribution to the development of mining companies?
The mining professional involved in several logistic activities plays a multiple role. He/she is the link between his/her company and suppliers, contractors, and operators, who internally, must safeguard availability of supplies and services to ensure proper development of mining operations.
He/she is the link that gathers many players, each with their own agenda and demands, trying to achieve convenient results for their own companies but also assuring not to prejudice the other players of the mining sector.
The mining logistics professional is fundamental because this person manages a substantial part of the mining budget and, upon his/her performance and skills, he/she will have a determining influence on operational and economic efficiency.
How necessary is it for the country to have an adequate supply chain to generate a more competitive mining industry at an international level?
It is very necessary to have an adequate supply chain. Being competitive at an international level implies developing knowledge and mastering activities composing the supply chain. Therefore, it is not only mastering mining operations per se, but also the preceding activities necessary to send products to their destination.
The Peruvian mining industry is featured by its extensive and complex supply chain including supply from countries in different continents, international physical distribution with different transportation means, domestic and local procurement, and finally, outbound logistics, mainly to other countries. As simple as this: either we have a more sophisticated and integrated supply chain management or we will not be acknowledged as main players at the “major leagues”.
Have mining companies increased their investments in logistics and service infrastructure in the last few years?
Yes. Large-scale mining is a very important benchmark for investments leading to an upgrade in infrastructure, technology, and tools associated to the management of supply chain and related services. Medium-scale mining, mostly owned by Peruvian capitals, is in second place when it comes to investment so they can be up to the new circumstances.
How will the Logistic Meeting contribute to Peruvian mining development?
The Logistic Meeting will include the presentation of novel topics and relevant aspects for discussion as to point out the need for a better path in mining supported by a more competent and cutting-edge supply chain.
The main purpose of the Logistic Meeting and PERUMIN, as Mining Convention, is to strengthen competitiveness and sustainability in companies and organizations associated to the mining sector and, therefore, to our country.
What keynote lecturers will be attending the Logistic Meeting at PERUMIN 33 Mining Convention?
This edition we have chosen lecturers from companies based in the country. All of them are related to logistics ad supply chain management. We believe it will be a success for we will have first-class lecturers with current Peruvian topics.
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