Rio Tinto Sam Walsh Lean Mining

Rio Tinto on Lean Manufacturing in the Mining Sector

Sam Walsh AO, Executive Director of Rio Tinto gave a keynote address on lean mining at the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Sam talked about his own background with Japan and Rio Tinto’s iron ore business and discussed how his previous 20-year experience in the automotive industry and lessons learned from lean manufacturing have been critical to Rio Tinto’s mining operations.