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Rem: Revista Escola de Minas

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SOUSA JUNIOR, Wilson Trigueiro de; SOUZA, Marcone Jamilson Freitas; CABRAL, Ivo Eyer  and  DINIZ, Milena Estanislau. Multi-Criteria decision aid methodology applied to highway truck selection at a mining company. Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas [online]. 2014, vol.67, n.3, pp.285-290. ISSN 0370-4467.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0370-44672014000300007.

In all mining projects, transportation costs influence net profit, justifying economic feasibility studies before transport fleet acquisition or replacement. These studies can provide the best loading and hauling equipment combination to meet production demands at lower costs by evaluating the alternatives available in the market. When there is more than one solution with similar costs and technical specifications, decision-making technics were considered to be used. Herein is presented the case of selecting hauling trucks used to transport run of mine (ROM) ore at a bauxite mining company, located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, using the Multi-Criteria Decision Aid methodology (MCDA).

Keywords : mining equipment selection; MCDA; operational research; bauxite.

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