By 2020 the global stone mining and quarrying market had reached a value of nearly $8.059 billion. The market is expected to grow to $11.148 billion by 2025* We’ll look at Lean applications in the quarry business from Sweden and India and finish with a video of marble extraction and processing in Greece.



Using Lean to Identify Quarry Improvements: Sweden

 In a paper titled “Lean method to identify improvements for operation control at quarry sites” authors D. Rylander and J. Axelsson discuss a Lean based method to identify control improvement potential within a quarry site.

The paper includes:

  • General Value Stream Mapping Activities for a Quarry Site
  • Quarry Site Case Studies
    • Quarry Site Case Study 1 – Feeding Crusher
    • Quarry Site Case Study 2 – Feeding Crusher
    • Quarry Site Case Study 3 – Sorting

You can read the paper here.


Lean Production in the Aggregate Stone Industry: Sweden

In a master’s thesis titled “Lean production in the aggregate stone industry: The road to becoming more

sustainable and productive: A case study for a Swedish construction company” authors Ludwig Abrahamsson and Oscar Ramste  investigate how the case company can work towards a more productive and sustainable environment within the aggregate stone industry.

The thesis includes:

  • Circular Economy Action Plan
  • Interviewee List
  • Thematic Analysis
  • Study Observation Types
  • Work Process for Case Company
  • Findings

You can access the thesis here.


Identifying Factors to Reduce Quarry Wastes: India

In a short paper titled “Identifying factors to reduce wastes in quarry industry of South Gujarat” authors Abhay P. Bhuva and Bhavin K. Kashiyani discuss  the identification of  the factors behind the wastes in the quarry industry of South Gujarat.

The paper identifies and ranks the factors contributing to wastes.

You can read the paper here.


Marble Quarry Extraction and Processing in Greece

See how marble is extracted and processed in a Greek quarry in a video from the Mega Machines Channel.

You can watch the video here.




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