Exploring efficencies of live output for bulk liquids production line (2016-17)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by The Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title: 
Exploring efficencies of live output for bulk liquids production line
Description of the project: 

Burra foods is a medium sized dairy company in South Gippsland. We are currently going through a large growth stage where we need to expand the capability of our reporting and accounting system. This project will seek to explore, understand and improve live reporting for one of our production lines. The production line “bulk liquids” has a unique set of constraints that requires a unique solution.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

This project is proudly funded and supported by The Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location: 
Korumburra, South Gippsland (Regional VIC)
Description of the project: 

Burra foods is a medium sized dairy company in South Gippsland. We are currently going through a large growth stage where we need to expand the capability of our reporting and accounting system. This project will seek to explore, understand and improve live reporting for one of our production lines. The production line “bulk liquids” has a unique set of constraints that requires a unique solution.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims: 

To prepare a report to be presented to the Live output team. This report will include a number of solutions, including business case for each option. It will be presented to the live output team (including senior managers) where recommendations will be considered. The final recommendation will be selected, working across the business the team will implement the final solution. 

Faculty or Department: 
Business and Economics
Engineering-Chemical
Engineering-Electrical & Computer Systems
Information Technology
Disciplines: 
Accounting
Business Computing
Business Information Systems
Chemical Engineering
Commerce
Data Science
Econometrics & Business Statistics
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering
Network Computing
Software Development & Software Engineering
Sector: 
Dairy
Manufacturing
Employment Type: 
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are enrolled full-time at Monash.

Selection Criteria: 
Your application will be reviewed by senior faculty members and assessed against the following criteria:
  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application form 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 2016 through to February 2017.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period. 
Duration: 
12 weeks
Max number of recipients: 
2
Application process: 

Applications are submitted online via the MITI website and must include a cover letter (no more than one page) and current CV.

Your cover letter should include the following information:

  • why the project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of relevant experience either through vacation work, study or other extra curricula activities
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Prior to applying for this opportunity please consider the location of the project. Korumburra is situated in South Gippsland (Regional Victoria) located approximately 120kms from Melbourne CBD. You will be required to live away from home for the duration of the project therefore your own transport will be required. 

  • Suitable local accommodation + an appropriate travel allowance will be provided.

Burra Foods Australia

Burra Foods is a milk processing company in South Gippsland which has been through a period of significant growth over the past 4 years, including installation of a state of the art milk spray dryer and more recently a nutritional powder plant. The site has many processors which consume farm milk to produce frozen and chilled liquid dairy products, as well as milk powders of many types for domestic and more commonly export markets.