Data modelling to improve manufacturing processes (2018-19)

Data modelling to improve manufacturing processes (2018-19)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Data modelling to improve manufacturing processes
Description of the project:

The forth industrial revolution is upon us and businesses need to ensure they are keeping up with new technology and using our current technology wisely.
Through the manufacturing supply chain, data is collected and analysed to improve processes and products. This project will focus on a specific manufacturing line, collating, assessing and analysing data and creating models that will be used to predict and prevent processing or quality issues.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
Bega Valley, south east coast of NSW (regional NSW)
Description of the project:

The forth industrial revolution is upon us and businesses need to ensure they are keeping up with new technology and using our current technology wisely.
Through the manufacturing supply chain, data is collected and analysed to improve processes and products. This project will focus on a specific manufacturing line, collating, assessing and analysing data and creating models that will be used to predict and prevent processing or quality issues.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

In this project the outcomes expected include improvements to the manufacturing line to increase efficiencies and quality.

Faculty or Department:
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Engineering
Information Technology
Science
Sector:
Dairy
Manufacturing
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Attributes:

Students with knowledge and interest in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • principles of manufacturing and engineering
  • mathematics
  • computers
  • collaating and analysing data
  • experimental design

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2018 to end of February 2019.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2018 through to February 2019 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Prior to applying for this opportunity please consider the location of the project. Bega is situated in south east NSW, located approximately 600kms from Melbourne CBD. You will be required to live away from home for the duration of the project. Drivers lisence will be required.

  • Return flights and suitable shared accommodation will be provided.

Bega

Bega Cheese Limited is a top 200 ASX listed company (ASX:BGA), that generates its revenue from the manufacture and sale of dairy and other food products in Australia and in over 40 export markets. The company employs approximately 2,000 staff and operates seven major manufacturing facilities across Victoria, NSW and QLD.

As part of our vision to become the Great Australian Food Company, Bega has undertaken a significant growth program in recent years. This has included several acquisitions, including a large dairy processing facility in Koroit in 2018 and the Mondelez meals business in 2017 (incorporating Vegemite).

Our products include:

Cheeses in a variety of retail and food service formats, including cheddar, cream cheese and mozzarella;
Spreads such as Vegemite, Bega Peanut Butter and our new B Honey range;
Infant formula and bionutrient ingredients; and
Bega also manufactures of varieties of other dairy products such as milk powders and butter.