26 May 2015
Wiley attended and exhibited at the recent Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) Victorian Division Conference in Melbourne. With the theme of “Is our industry training and developing our people to world-class standards?” Arthur Seiler, Wiley’s Dairy Technologist and Project Manager, shares his top insights from some of the keynote speakers.
Steve Christie (Wiley Process Engineering Director, Engineering)
Wiley’s own Steve Christie took to the presentation stand to discuss the future of dairy manufacturing and food facilities. Speaking on futureproofing manufacturing Steve touched on three key elements that manufacturers will have to consider when designing their future facilities:
Wrapping with some advice on the best ways to bring these ideas together and make them a part of your next project, Steve closed on the topic of collaborative project methodologies. Stay tuned to the Wiley website for his follow-up white paper.
Göran is the chair of the Value Add and Industrial Growth Sub-Committee of the Economic Development Board in Adelaide and is a member of the Council for Flinders University and CSIRO’s Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council.
Göran shared his his top 3 food markets to focus on:
He discussed the importance of knowledge:
Göran’s two overarching priorities for Australian market were:
Voted as BRW’s Best Place to Work in Australia, Physio Co grew from 1 to 100 employees in 11 years. They provide more than 200,000 aged care consultations per year. Tristan discussed how he grew the company to where it is today.
Five years in, Tristan was stuck until he realised that he was the bottleneck in the company. He was holding the keys too tight, so he made the change to empower his team, trust and train them so that the team would now make all the decisions and take responsibility. It took six months for the team to get control of the new way of working.
The company is a values based business with 4 core values to live by:
Tristan’s top tips:
Building a Great Place to Work:
As the Global Specialist in Energy Management™ and market leader in industrial automation and software. Schneider Electric enables people to experience and transform efficiency where they live and work; from home to enterprise, across the grid and the city.
Tim highlighted a serious trend that he believes can be countered with a future strategy for automation of facilities.
The future projection is that people will only stay in any given role for approximately 8 months. This will lead to a shortage of skilled, deeply experienced labour across the work force. To manage and control this, business will need to develop automation systems.