Data Analytics Dairy Optimisation (2019-20)

Data Analytics Dairy Optimisation (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Data & Analytics Dairy Optimisation
Description of the project:

Our focus is to take advantage of advanced analytics and big data to reduce waste and improve production outputs. Ultimately, how does Bega move from data collection for tracking purposes to using data to improve operations and add business value? Across the dairy business (marketing, digital, customer service, R&D, sales, manufacturing) we have multiple data sources, including structured and unstructured data, machine data, and online and mobile data. How do we funnel these various data points into our data management platform (or a temporary data platform/ solution), and analyse the data to answer our business challenges? Beyond improving operations, we’re also keen to get a better picture of our consumer by having a single source of truth, including what creates value across the customer journey.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
This project, whilst based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, may involve regional site visits.
Description of the project:

Our focus is to take advantage of advanced analytics and big data to reduce waste and improve production outputs. Ultimately, how does Bega move from data collection for tracking purposes to using data to improve operations and add business value? Across the dairy business (marketing, digital, customer service, R&D, sales, manufacturing) we have multiple data sources, including structured and unstructured data, machine data, and online and mobile data. How do we funnel these various data points into our data management platform (or a temporary data platform/ solution), and analyse the data to answer our business challenges? Beyond improving operations, we’re also keen to get a better picture of our consumer by having a single source of truth, including what creates value across the customer journey.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

The Data & Analytics Dairy Optimisation project will help lay the foundation for the way Bega uses data. Currently, Bega is only just getting started on its data journey. At the end of the project Bega is wanting to have a good understanding of what data we currently collect and the gaps, the usability of the data, and identify some key business challenges facing the dairy industry, and do we have the data to solve these challenges.

Key project outcome/s:

  • What’s the key dairy challenges we’re trying to solve, and how can data be used?
  • What data are we currently measuring, and what other data do we need?
  • How do we link our different dairy business units data (sales, marketing, digital, R&D, Insights, manufacturing), and external data sources?
  • How do we get a better picture of our customer, including what creates value across the customer journey and having a single source of truth?
  • Who’s being hindered in their role based on poor usability of data?
  • What’s our data architecture, governance and management process?
Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Business and Economics
Information Technology
Sector:
Dairy
Employment Type:
Scholarship

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 2019 to end of February 2020.

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.
Duration:
12 Weeks
Max number of recipients:
2
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

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.