As Utilities transition from a delivery-focused role to one that orchestrates data and services, they need to get maximum ROI from their assets. They also need to maintain these assets in a cost effective and productive way, whilst ensuring service isn’t disrupted. Understanding the asset network, the status of assets and the supporting workforce capabilities are unique to the Utilities industry. Utilities in Focus will explore and share new thinking, innovation and experiences through the core utilities process of Inspection to Work Selection and discuss how technology can drive new outcomes.
We will examine the following three key areas and utilise poll-based feedback to drive the discussion focus:
Come armed with your ideas, experience and insights to actively participate with your industry colleagues.
Rail networks cover extensive geographies with varying terrain and jurisdictions. Managing the rail network relies on running operations, reducing costs, and proactively managing the entire lifecycle of your assets to ensure availability. Rail in Focus will cover:
The mining industry is the backbone of the Australian economy, delivering critical resources to fuel the worlds infrastructure, energy and technology needs. However the global focus on sustainability, low carbon and impact on society are starting to change many aspects of mining. Miners will need to become more sustainable, more automated and have much closer relationships with communities, suppliers and their customers, customers if they are to evolve into modern miners of the future.
Mining in Focus will cover:
The Public security departments drivers are unique. Only the public sector is faced with the intention of trying to get the most out of taxpayers’ money, to serve taxpayers better. This means providing safe, working services that create a better welfare for all. Security & Defence in Focus covers:
Planning in Focus unpacks the major contributors to supply chain successes in a fully integrated supply chain. Functionally integrated supply chains are literally only as strong as the weakest functional link in the supply chain. In order to improve the overall maturity of the end-to-end supply chain the approach is to target the obvious functional weaknesses and work on the aspects that enhance integration maturity.
The functions that typically present the best opportunity for improvement are:
You’ll leave this session armed with standard SAP transactions, tools, and reports to effect improvements in your organization’s day to day supply chain activities. Tangible value has never been this obvious.
Data is a four letter word!
Copious amounts of data is created every day and subsequently most it suffers from entropy. Yes we’ve just brought in the second law of thermodynamics into the data discussion. Mic Drop! But hold on we’ll simplify the conversation!
Data has become a strategic resource seemingly overnight by all accounts yet organizations and individuals are struggling to make it so. We believe in breaking down the concept and working through the elements of data governance, management and benefits realization.
To help with our workshop will cover:
Sometimes it’s good to step back from the forest to see the trees or in this case stop and review the laws of thermodynamics!
New investments in technology are driven by efficiencies and profitability that impact bottom line. So why do so many implementations fail so often? One of the key reasons is the expectation that users will adopt the technology and use it to its full potential from day 1. change management, user adoption and ongoing training are often overlooked by the rational economics theory but more needs to be done to bring people along the journey to understand the “why” behind the implementation. SCM and People in Focus covers:
Do you have a mobile strategy? What does Mobility mean to your organisation? Delivering a mobility solution that enables users to be led by technology through work management, maintenance reporting or voice guidance has great potential. Mobility in Focus covers:
MRO Inventory Optimization and Free-Text Reduction
Inventory optimization and Free-Text Reduction are arch enemies yet intimately connected. You can’t have effective working capital tied up in your MRO materials if you do not control the volume and value of your Free-Text Spend. This workshop will work through this relationship as well as options, concepts, and ideas on how to improve your performance in this space.