Published on Jul 8, 2013
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TRANSCRIPT: One of our biggest challenges in Yarra is the aging workforce.
There have been a number of disparate systems running the maintenance, everything from things like SAP and Bond and other fragmented systems, but also lots of Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, and even pencil and paper and a lot of knowledge inside some of our aging workforce's brain.
So with Maximo, we've been able to try and capture this knowledge, convert those Excel spreadsheets and random databases into a much more structured process with the knowledge embedded into Maximo.
Now one of our most recent initiatives is making Maximo mobile. So we've now equipped a large amount of the workforce across rolling stock and infrastructure with mobile tablets.
With E-class tram, it will come to the depot, download the data with Wi-Fi, and almost immediately will have data available about any potential faults that might be about to occur.
At Yarra Trams, we've recently scored a brand new SCADA system, which SCADA supplies the power to all the networks. That's really a mission critical system. And that system now has sensors in it so that it's automatically real time looking for problems on the network, and those problems are now being fed into Maximo to automatically create work orders so we can be as proactive as possible in maintaining that network.
Our key performance indicators that we report both to the government -- but also, more importantly, to our passengers -- are our service delivery and our punctuality. So our service delivery is how many services we deliver, and our target is 98 percent, and we've been achieving 98.7 percent, even with the challenges of the aging infrastructure.
Secondly is our punctuality, and we share the road network with other users and cars and congestion, so we're having increasing problems as congestion is increasing in Melbourne. But we're very excited about being able to achieve just over 80 percent or 80.02 against a target of 77 percent.
Smarter Physical Infrastructure at Yarra Trams enables us to monitor things in real time and try to predict problems before they occur and get ahead of the curve.