Over the last year, Worximity has partnered with Ailytic to enhance manufacturing operations and improve real time production monitoring in Australian Manufacturing facilities. Although several manufacturers benefited from the real time technology, over the last few months, all work was coordinated and deployed remotely.
Using Sydney’s 2018 National Manufacturing Week as an opportunity to meet, Adrian from Worximity flew to Sydney. Meeting James Balzary, CEO of Ailytic, they decided to invest a few days to present the Tileboard platform to several manufacturers and as a show case at the NMW 2018 conference.
Showcasing IIoT technology, Australian style!
Following a visit to New Zealand, Adrian landed in Sydney’s Bondi beach area, for a short weekend of sun & surfing. Not long enough according to undisclosed sources…
Monday 7th May
The trip starts with a visit to First Creek Wines, a wine producer and bottler. First Creek wines are in the Hunter Valley, a region famous for its rich soils, producing world renown wines.
Tuesday 8th May
Tileboard is presented to Hunter Douglas near Sydney, a window blind and covering manufacturer and secured a commitment straight away. Welcome aboard to a great Australian site for this global company.
Sydney’s 2018 National Manufacturing Week: Wednesday to Friday 9 to 11th May
James from Ailytic and Adrian spent 3 days exhibiting Tileboard and Ailytic’s AI based production scheduler to hundreds of manufacturers, looking for original Decision Analytics and IIoT solutions. The visitor’s manufacturing industries included Food & Bev, Metal, Wood products, textiles and consumer goods. Excellent exposure and fantastic interest!
Melbourne Weekend – 12th & 13th May
After a very busy week, Adrian flew to Melbourne, anticipating next week’s travels through Victoria and South Australia. Melbourne is a modern metropolis now, however, its origins lie at the 1850’s gold rush. Cultural and vibrant, Melbourne houses 2 Aussie Rules stadiums, which is where the AFL Premiership Season R8: Carlton v Essendon game took place, with the Carlton Blues breaking their winning drought!
Monday 14th May
Quick visit to Nagambie, to meet the crew of OzPak, a Tileboard user for almost a year now. Quick presentation of Tileboard’s new features, followed by a Q&A session by operations team.
Tuesday 15th May
Arrival at Warrnambool, and meeting of CI Project Director Robert Leadbetter and his operations crew from Saputo's Warnnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. As Tileboard users for a few months already, the team was presented the numerous Tileboard new features and an in-depth Q&A session followed, setting the foundation for the future objectives of the wonderful operations team!
Wednesday 16th May
Onesteel meeting near Melbourne, presenting Tileboard and the benefits of real time production monitoring. Meeting was brief since flight to Adelaide was pending. Melbourne traffic can get ruthless…
Thursday 17th May
Visit at Nippy’s, Moorook, SA, a juice and flavored milk producer and bottler, showcasing real time productivity monitoring benefits with Tileboard.
On the way back through the famous Barossa Valley, other existing clients were met for Tileboard feature updates and Q&A sessions: Accolade Wines and Angove Wines.
Friday 18th May
Tileboard was showcased at Flinders University at Tonsley, where Adrian and James met Colin Thomas. Colin, Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub Manager, was presented Tileboard’s full feature set and a Q&A session covered ground into IIoT applications. The University’s engineering lab, headed by Colin, is an excellent example of effective academic involvement into IIoT technologies. Thank you Colin!
The day wrapped up with a Tileboard presentation at Ellex Medical Lasers. The Adelaide facility uses CNC’s to fabricate high value parts, and there is a high interest in IIoT technologies that would allow the team to monitor their equipment.
Barossa Valley Weekend: 19-20 May
The Barossa Valley is world renowned for its Shiraz and Tawny’s! World famous wineries such as Penfolds and Seppeltsfield can be visited, as well as smaller and creative one’s such as Rockford Wines and Artisans of the Barossa… No a moment was wasted!
Monday 21st May
Tileboard was deployed at Hunter Douglas, near Sydney. Adrian was onsite and coordinated with maintenance and operations to deploy Tileboard, as well as provide a quick training. The wrapped up after a Q&A period, covering continuous improvement programs that will rely on Tileboard data for measuring their effectiveness.
James, Adrian, awesome work for this quick deployment! Cheers mates!
Wednesday 23rd May
Tileboard presentation to Bluescope Steel, a company manufacturing steel product, very interested in an IIoT solution that can be easily deployed on several sites, monitoring a variety of equipment.
What a globe-trotting trip! Adrian finally decided to fly back to Montreal on the 24th May and reconnect with his team. First and certainly not the last trip! Great Work Adrian!