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EXPERIENCE

Case Studies

Timetable Management & Rostering

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METRO TRAINS
mELBOURNE

Opturion's analysis showed unacceptable levels of fatigue risk associated with current shift patterns and identified new patterns that minimised fatigue risk levels and reduced penalty payments.

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UGL Limited
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UGL contacted Opturion to assist in developing COVID-19 safe rosters. UGL wanted to create shift patterns which didn’t overlap, maximised coverage and met fatigue-risk guidelines as specified by industry best practice.

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Monash
University

Opturion created a rostering system for Monash Universities casual exam invigilator workforce. The goal of the system was to generate a roster which maximised coverage of exams whilst satisfying certain constraints.

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NORTH WESTERN PROGRAM ALLIANce

Due to their intensive, time-critical projects NWPA required a comprehensive fatigue risk management system that included roster scheduling software to design, assess and manage rosters.

 
 

dYNAMIC TRANSPORT oPTIMISATION

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AFS Logistics
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Alternative Freight Services aimed to minimise the long term impacts brought by freight costs, inefficient internal freight and supply chain processes. They approached Opturion in the hopes of integrating our DTO with their existing platform.

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Howdens
Joinery

We addressed the problem of delivering products from three PDCs to depots. Opturion's state-of-the- art optimisation and scheduling technologies were used to provide optimal solutions for Howdens' transport of products

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hMCCARTHY TRANSPORT

Opturion was introduced to McCarthy through CMS Transport Systems and Grant Thornton New Zealand to optimise McCarthy’s transport operation. The Opturion Dynamic Transport Optimiser (DTO) was used to complete this task.

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ALLIED
eXPRESS

Opturion was tasked with developing an optimiser that assisted Allied Express' operators in their decision process, so that they make better decisions quicker and  maintain or improve on-time performance (customer service).

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John L. Pierce looked to enhance the company’s transport service through strategic relationships with suppliers, customers, and staff. Opturion have installed a DTO that enables greater efficiency & guaranteed compliance with safety and other regulations.

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Schneider’s Australian operations contacted Opturion investigate the cost-effectiveness of their transport operation, and to determine if it would be beneficial to change to a different operating and cost model.

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AUSTRAL
BRICKS

To further improve on their production efficiency, Austral sought out Opturion’s services to create a DTO based on a model of their route optimisation problem, which contains the decisions needed to generate a schedule.

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LINFOX
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Opturion was contracted to model a supermarket network, which is comprised of separate temperature controlled components. The objective was to look at options within the operating model and determine the potential benefits.

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Wincanton PLC
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Effective optimisation of large transport networks is critical for efficiency. Opturion carried out a modelling and optimisation exercise for Wincanton on options for dynamic staging in a given transport network. 

 

Production SCHEDULING

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Mainstream Aquaculture

Our aim with Mainstream Aquaculture was to model their production process and design a managing tool that could be used to provide support and decision-making in many aspects of their production management.

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NATSTEEL
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Opturion solved the problem of cutting rebars in a shearline in the optimal way, considering setup times, yield, and re-use of offcut for NatSteel in Malaysia

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Sealed
aIR

Opturion engaged Sealed Air to reduce production scheduling on the manufacture of Cryovac shrink bags. As a part of this, they improved their printing, conversion and labour force optimisers, so that it could work together seamlessly.

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Forecasting

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ORIGIN
ENERGY

Opturion through its contractor Mondo, to provide a forecasting and  planning system to manage meter faults, replacements, and repairs. The project commenced in September 2018 and  went live in December.

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Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

In order for RACV to be efficient and deliver customer service levels, Opturion created a new forecasting tool based on Artificial Intelligence. The forecasting tool was shown to be more than 95% accurate.

 

Mobile workforce Optimisation

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Royal flying doctor service

Opturion was tasked with developing an integratable software  (Opturion is run on the cloud) that provided additional decision support capabilities to increase the efficiency of the existing booking system instead of replacing it. 

 

Logistics Optimisation

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TOLL - NIKE
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Toll and Opturion worked together to reduce load in Nike's warehouse and thereby increased effective capacity. The existing system was tested and identified 5% of orders that could be bypassed, thus reducing load by 5%.

Railway Transport Optimisation

 
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AUSTRALIAN RAIL TRACK CORPORATION

 

A Proof of Concept (POC) performed by Opturion for ARTC. The POC consisted of modeling a rail network and scheduling a mix of coal, freight and passenger trains through the network.

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HITACHI inc.
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Opturion has been working with Hitachi to provide an optimal control algorithm to augment its world-leading AutoHaul® technology and has created a detailed dynamic model and optimiser (Optimal train Control - OTC) of the train.