Modelling Operations - Productivity Improvement Tools

Industry leaders will share their modelling techniques and experience that will enable improved cost, efficiency and quality in both public and private operations including rail, traffic, logistics, and manufacturing.
Modelling Operations - Productivity Improvement Tools

Event Overview 

Modern operations management have adopted many modelling techniques to improve the efficiency and quality of operating systems. Materials Requirement Planning, Statistic Quality Control, Asset Maintenance Planning, Assembly Line Design and Warehouse Layout Design are just a few examples of using mathematical/logical modelling methods to improve the efficiency of operating systems.

Modelling Techniques are powerful tools for many aspects of engineering, including public utilities. In the railway industry, maintenance planning for station equipment & rolling stock; passenger flow control, say, at Grand Final Day; platform utility plan for the Flinders Street Station are just a few areas which Modelling Techniques can help to improve train service quality and train operation efficiency.

In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn, from the first speaker, how modelling techniques help to run a factory in a cost & time efficient manner that deliver high quality engineering products to their demanding customers. From the second speaker, you will learn how modelling techniques can be used to develop an asset management plan for rail network. These techniques are highly adaptable to different kinds of operations management.



Gordon New

A Mechanical Engineer, Gordon New began his career at Robert Bosch (Aust) and after working at manufacturers in England and Germany he joined his family business. Ronson Gears utilize the latest Gear Manufacturing Technologies, manufacturing gears and related power transmission components for leading international companies across many industry sectors, both locally and internationally.

The roofs of both Rod Laver and Margaret Court Arena’s are actuated with gearing made by Ronson. Current model Corvettes have a component processed by Ronson.

Gordon has sat on the Board of Directors of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and connects regularly to the internal Gear Industry.


Nathan Hall 

The second speaker, Nathan Hall is a consultant of SNC-Lavalin. SNC-Lavalin is international Engineering Consultant with its headquarter in Canada. It has an annual turnover of approximately 9.6 billion Canadian dollar .

Nathan's background is in asset management, working in various fixed plant assets in reliability, project and engineering management role and more recently in rail. Nathan’s modelling tool considers the asset hierarchy, determines probabilistically how assets degrade over time and includes decision trees to model business decision making.

This allows financial parameters to be forecast for each intervention, generating future cash flows (both opex and capex) and illustrating risk levels.

16 / 10 / 2018 - 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
16 / 10 / 2018 05:00 pm
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
  • EA & ACES Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES)
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