Regional Capacity Project & Milk Strategy (2019-20)

Regional Capacity Project & Milk Strategy  (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Lactalis Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Regional Capacity Project & Milk Strategy
Description of the project:

Lactalis Australia has farm contracts with direct suppliers in specific regions (dairy zones) within most states around the nation. Due to our complex supply chain which is governed by our processing sites and their locations, the milk volume, prospect recruitment, climate conditions and transport destination are all variables that influence how we do business as a whole.

In sourcing our required milk, we want to see the maximum potential from our local communities by modelling and planning our dairy supply strategy. This is to supply our production plants that are scattered through the heart of our country to the four corners from Harvey in WA, Tamar Valley in Tasmania, Rockhampton, Darwin, Adelaide and more (only to mention a few).

In order to maintain this constant supply of milk pumping through our large network, we source from wherever possible and balance between sites by hauling the milk on a daily basis, which can at times create a web of logistical complexity and pressure.

This project will provide the foundations for Lactalis to not only recreate our milk supply by reducing distance between destinations and improve milk quality, but this offset will be given to support our Dairy farmers for their favourable farm locations to our factories.

This project will give students not just the ability to utilise their skills to support the Australian Dairy industry, but will also provide the opportunity to visit both farms and factories throughout Victoria, experiencing how we process and produce this valuable commodity.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Lactalis Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
Scoresby, VICTORIA 3179
Description of the project:

Lactalis Australia has farm contracts with direct suppliers in specific regions (dairy zones) within most states around the nation. Due to our complex supply chain which is governed by our processing sites and their locations, the milk volume, prospect recruitment, climate conditions and transport destination are all variables that influence how we do business as a whole.

In sourcing our required milk, we want to see the maximum potential from our local communities by modelling and planning our dairy supply strategy. This is to supply our production plants that are scattered through the heart of our country to the four corners from Harvey in WA, Tamar Valley in Tasmania, Rockhampton, Darwin, Adelaide and more (only to mention a few).

In order to maintain this constant supply of milk pumping through our large network, we source from wherever possible and balance between sites by hauling the milk on a daily basis, which can at times create a web of logistical complexity and pressure.

This project will provide the foundations for Lactalis to not only recreate our milk supply by reducing distance between destinations and improve milk quality, but this offset will be given to support our Dairy farmers for their favourable farm locations to our factories.

This project will give students not just the ability to utilise their skills to support the Australian Dairy industry, but will also provide the opportunity to visit both farms and factories throughout Victoria, experiencing how we process and produce this valuable commodity.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

We hope to develop this model in order to identify and isolate the dairy regions that integrate into our supply chain, optimising our milk movements by giving the benefit to the right farmers in the right spots

Available to:
All Students
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Faculty or Department:
Business and Economics
Engineering
Information Technology
Sector:
Agriculture
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:
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

Lactalis Australia

We are a national dairy company with a long and proud history in Australia, a history that commenced with the opening of the Pauls milk factory on the banks of the Brisbane River back in the 1930s. More than 80 years on, we are now part of a global dairy organization that brings nutrition and wellness to people all over the world.We have great brands and great people. We continue to invest and expand in Australia, setting the benchmark for the dairy industry locally and playing an ever-increasing role in the export of dairy products into Asia.