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Guide to Mobile Equipment Life Cycle Costing

This guide explains how to apply Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methods to mobile equipment, and to assess these investments using reliable financial modeling and sensitivity analysis. Particular attention will be given to key operating variables and local conditions, and the ways in which these factors influence asset performance.

The guide will be of particular interest to purchasing, maintenance, engineering and production professionals from mining companies that operate fleets of large mobile machinery. It will also be of interest to suppliers and financial analysts who wish to gain a better understanding of mining economics.

Table of Contents

  • LCC Principles
    • What is LCC?
    • LCC and Mobile Equipment
    • Basic LCC Model
    • Detailed LCC Models
  • Risk
    • Economic Risk
    • Operating Risk
    • Supplier Risk
    • Incorporating Risk Into LCC Models
  • Investment Analysis
    • Gross Cost and Cost Per Ton
    • Discounted Cash Flow
    • Break-even
  • Exercise
    • Scenarios
    • Risk Assessments
    • Sample Exercise Solutins
  • Life Cycle Costing Application
    • Budgets
    • Resource Forecasts
    • Evaluate Maintenance Tactics

About the Author

Michael Currie specializes in assisting clients optimize investments in industrial assets and in the technologies that support them. He is a recognized thought leader in applying life cycle cost (LCC) analysis to mobile equipment and transport assets, has written and delivered training courses on the subject, and provides products and services based on LCC principles to clients operating in several industry sectors around the world.

In addition to running his own firm, Mr. Currie has experience developing a management consulting practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and as a senior manager with Finning Canada, a Caterpillar dealer. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.


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