APPLICATION OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING METHODS TO MINE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Special Research Report SR-49 In the past decade rapid progress has been made in the development and application of linear programming techniques to business decision- making. These new concepts are improving the control of operations and reducing the cost of making routine decisions. In addition, their use prov i des management with more information, and as such, more time is gained for solving non - routine problems and for long range forecasting. This report undertakes to describe one of these methods and how it may be applied to managerial decisions concerning a scheduling problem i n an underground bituminous coal enterprise. The results, which should be of consuming interest to both mine managers and staff specialists, point out the possibility of potential savings by (1) re - evaluating present practices in production scheduling, and (2) us in g linear programming techniques to determine stockpiling practices. Although the method reported here was developed in the context of an und e rground bit uminous coal mine, it is applicable to corres- pending decision problems in other types of mining. In general, the basic mathematical tools can be adapted for use in other fields of business.

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Work Title APPLICATION OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING METHODS TO MINE PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
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  1. MANULA, CHARLES B.
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  1. mineral
License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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  1. Earth and Mineral Sciences College
Deposited July 27, 2016

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