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PERFORMANCE If You Can’t Measure It… You Can’t Manage It 1,000 tph loader with no truck. by Alan R. Bessen, P.E. hree general industry criteria applied to the aggregates industry can help guide decisions on how we manage performance. Stated simply, they are: 1. You cannot manage what you cannot control. T 34 2. You cannot control what you cannot measure. 3. To manage something you must be able to measure it. Further simplified it can be said: If you can’t measure it… you can’t manage it. For this discussion, “it” is defined as the entire aggregates production process as a system. The performance of this system is what we are intending to optimize by minimizing production losses and extraordinary costs. To do this, we must consider Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, January/February 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel Review - January/February 2009

Stone, Sand & Gravel Review - January/February 2009
Events Calendar
Table of Contents
Legislative and Regulatory Calendar
AGGI: The Unofficial Guide
A Quick Guide to NSSGA's 2009 Annual Convention
New President, New Congress—What's on the Agenda?
Performance Optimization in an Existing Operation
Water Infiltration Mitigation Project at Clinton Point Quarry
The Human Element
Return on Investment: Committee Membership
Shaping Landscapes for Tomorrow
What Moves the Market? What Moves a Customer?
MSHA/NSSGA Rip & Share
Working the Web
NSSGA on the Road - CEMEX Davenport
Products & Services Guide
Buyers’ Guide Index

Stone, Sand & Gravel Review - January/February 2009