Operational excellence for HR process and systems (2016-17)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

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


Project title: 
Operational excellence for HR process and systems
Description of the project: 

Burra Foods is currently exploring ways to optimise their HR processes and systems to achieve operational excellence. This process will involve a full re-alignment of policies and processes and the implementation of a HR system that will enable managers to make smarter, more efficient and quantified decisions with the provision of real time data.

This project will provide suitably qualified students with an exciting opportunity to participate in a full HR systems review and implementation process. This review may also include the provision for an associated cultural change program.

Students will undertake a gap analysis of current versus future state and formulate/drive initiatives aimed at increasing employee engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the Burra Foods manufacturing site is located in Korumburra, South Gippsland the location for this project will be at the organisation's corporate headquarters in South Melbourne. 

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Burra Foods Australia

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

Location: 
Burra Foods corporate headquarters in South Melbourne, VIC
Description of the project: 

Burra Foods is currently exploring ways to optimise their HR processes and systems to achieve operational excellence. This process will involve a full re-alignment of policies and processes and the implementation of a HR system that will enable managers to make smarter, more efficient and quantified decisions with the provision of real time data.

This project will provide suitably qualified students with an exciting opportunity to participate in a full HR systems review and implementation process. This review may also include the provision for an associated cultural change program.

Students will undertake a gap analysis of current versus future state and formulate/drive initiatives aimed at increasing employee engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the Burra Foods manufacturing site is located in Korumburra, South Gippsland the location for this project will be at the organisation's corporate headquarters in South Melbourne. 

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims: 

The aim of this project is for students to conduct a gap analysis of the current HR system, understand the business' current and future needs and review five HR systems that have already been short-listed by Burra Foods.

Students will be required to produce a report outlining a business case for each HR system, including an implementation timetable and cost analysis. They will also take an active role in the implementation of the chosen system.

Faculty or Department: 
Arts
Business and Economics
Education
Engineering-Electrical & Computer Systems
Information Technology
Disciplines: 
Arts
Behavioural Studies
Business Computing
Business Information Systems
Commerce
Education
Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering
Human Resource Management
Management
Psychology
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

 

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.