February 2021
Volume 73    Issue 2

Turbocharged work, agile methods break records, set new standards for Freeport-McMoRan

Mining Engineering , 2021, Vol. 73, No. 2, pp. 22-22
Stauffer, Thomas


The stack of copper ore rapidly raising the Southwest Mine-For-Leach (MFL) leach pad at Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci operations in Eastern Arizona exemplifies a movement building across the company’s global operations: Teams are taking agile methods and learnings to the next level, setting and hitting ambitious targets in safety and production.

The company calls this new paradigm Freeport Edge, which celebrates innovation, challenging old ways of doing things and intense teamwork. Teams focus on pursuing value by combining agile practices with dramatically increased collaboration and employee empowerment. Teams infused with these learnings have already set records the company previously thought impossible.

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