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Metals and Mining Industry

The metals and mining industry is facing unprecedented volatility. BCG helps clients throughout the industry’s value chain excel amid a fast-changing landscape.

Recent trends in the mining and metals industry have put new pressures on companies to rethink their approaches to mining strategy, transform their industrial metal operations, and meet environmental sustainability targets.

BCG’s metals and mining consulting experts help clients grasp the complex forces reshaping the industry and craft the right strategies and operating models to meet new imperatives.

Our Approach to Metals and Mining Consulting

BCG’s global teams of experts specialize in both the mining industry and metals industry (including steel, aluminum, copper, and other base metals). We partner closely with clients to help them engineer the strategic and operational shifts needed to stay competitive. We also help clients manage large-scale change and build the in-house capabilities that are essential for sustaining success.

BCG’s ability to combine expertise in operations transformation with knowledge of digital and analytics technologies is unique in the metals and mining consulting industry. This skill has earned us accolades and long-term partnerships across all commodities and diverse geographies.

Our proprietary approaches and frameworks enable clients to achieve unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness in every aspect of their businesses, including operations, strategy and logistics.

Mine Operating Systems Transformation (MOST)

LESS Capital Approach to Megaprojects

Steel Market Model

Commodity Markets Insights

Featured Client Work in Metals and Mining

Shell's MachineMax Revolutionizes Equipment Management with Telematics

Shell and BCG have paired numerous times to reimagine the future and, in the process, have incubated and launched several new businesses. MachineMax, which evolved from an initiative whose initial aim was to find new applications for Shell lubricants, provides an answer to a critical challenge facing the mining and construction industries: how to maximize the productivity of their equipment.


Our Metals and Mining Products


Phosa, BCG’s proprietary AI solution, helps companies uncover opportunities hidden in existing continuous-process operations, offering real-time recommendations that create transformational change and improve performance at any stage of the process.

Plantfacts by BCG

Plantfacts by BCG is a state-of-the-art online tool that provides fast and in-depth insights into the global steel production landscape. With its intuitive, interactive dashboards, Plantfacts captures the essence of technical data by providing market and company intelligence along the entire steel making value chain.

Our Latest Thinking on the Metals and Mining Industry

Circularity and Decarbonization in the Aluminum Industry

Discover the challenges in scaling circularity, from innovative sorting technologies to policy changes, and explore the potential of AI and other innovations to revolutionize the industry.

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The Lithium Supply Crunch Doesn’t Have to Stall Electric Cars

Due to shortages of critical materials and vulnerable supply chains, production of lithium-ion batteries could fall far short of demand. Coordinated action is needed to boost supply in a sustainable way and keep the transition to renewable energy on course. 

Meet BCG’s Metals and Mining Industry Consulting Experts

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