Mining Reliability and Maintenance Management Consultant Firm

Idcon is a reliability and maintenance consultancy firm for the heavy process industries, with experience in mining. Idcon consults, trains and supports implementation for mines all over the world.

Our mission is to improve overall production reliability and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs.

Idcon's reliability and maintenance consultant expertise includes maintenance and reliability assessments, maintenance planning and scheduling, root-cause analysis, preventive maintenance, operator essential care / TPM, and materials and spare parts management. We also work with leadership development in maintenance management.

Our philosophy emphasizes achieving results through people. We believe the partnership between operations and maintenance is key to make sustainable improvements in reliability. Idcon works with your mining team to create the sustained levels of awareness and buy-in required to produce the processes, action and change that will transform your mine's organization and garner bottom-line results.

Best practice in mine maintenance assessments

Idcon has defined 'current best practices' (CBP) in reliability and maintenance management. The CBP defines best practices for reliability and maintenance management in 245 elements. We use these elements as a benchmark when we perform a maintenance audit for your organization.

The maintenance audit CBP is used by many corporations such as Arch Coal, Yancoal, Sydvaranger mining, Kazakhmys, SSAB Steel, Fonterra, International Paper, Whirlpool, Stora Enso, Hewlett Packard and many others.

Enhancing maintenance planning and scheduling process

The maintenance planning and scheduling work process is 'the hub' in effective reliability and maintenance management. We work with your mine to enhance maintenance planning and scheduling. Support may include classroom training, on-the-job training, and advice in approach and strategy.

Preventative maintenance and root cause analysis

Root-cause analysis (RCA) and preventive maintenance (PM) are fundamentals for improving reliability and maintenance. Idcon can educate and train your organization in documenting, executing and managing the preventive maintenance process. We will also support you in training for inspection techniques and other preventive maintenance tasks. Currently, there is significant interest in our customized training in equipment components and inspection techniques for operators.

Root cause analysis often complements the preventive maintenance process since PM identifies problems that have to be analyzed and eliminated. Our root-cause analysis consulting and training helps your organization structure problem-solving using very simple tools.

Materials and spare parts management

Optimizing and organizing materials is critical to enable excellence in maintenance planning and scheduling. We offer training in management of spare parts with regards to reliability and organization and management of the spare parts storeroom.

Contact Details

Idcon, Inc.
8081 Arco Corporate Drive
Suite 320
North Carolina
United States of America
+1 800 849 2041 (USA toll free)
+1 919 847 8764
+1 919 847 8647
Maintenance Audit 

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling 

Preventive Maintenance
Root Cause Analysis 

IDCON - Maintenance Management Consultants

Available White Papers


South Carolina Paper Mill Case Study 10 October 2017 A paper mill situated in South Carolina, US, had a directive to improve its production output through maintenance uptime while keeping the fixed cost the same.


IDCON Open Training Brochure 2018 03 October 2017 IDCON offers reliability and maintenance training to impact production reliability and lower overall cost.


IDCON Best Practice Seminars 01 August 2017 This catalogue includes our menu of educational opportunities for 2017 based on best practice trainings that we have delivered worldwide.

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