Dataiku Australia and New Zealand User Group - Award Winning ML Forecasting at Australia Post

Australia and New Zealand User Group
Wed, Nov 30, 1:00 PM (AEDT)

About this event

The global pandemic has accelerated e-commerce growth with more households shopping online than ever before. Whilst Australia Post, a government business enterprise that provides postal services in Australia and is the country’s leading logistics and integrated services business, has a long and proud history to lean on, they continue to face challenges from ever-increasing parcel volumes and a great digital disruption that is shaking up the wider logistics industry. This requires innovation and transformation.

A key daily activity, at facilities within their logistics network, relates to shift production managers being tasked with making daily resource/staffing planning decisions, that seek to ensure that they process parcel demand in a timely manner, whilst controlling for cost. Currently, these decisions are being made based on limited, but best-available, information. Too few staffing hours can result in sub-optimal throughput and parcel delays, whilst too many staffing hours can unnecessarily increase labor spend. To address this pain paint, their Data Science team developed a shift volume forecasting algorithm in Dataiku. The model provides facility operators with daily shift volume forecasts and translates this information into staffing requirements.

In this session we will deep dive into the use case which was recognised at Front Runner Awards at Dataiku with Australia Posts Senior Scientist, James Walter.

More information on the use case here:

Why should I attend?

  • Share ideas, network and connect with other Dataiku users.
  • Learn about how the Australia Post Data Science Team uses Dataiku to deliver value across the business.
  • Shape the future of the Australia and New Zealand Dataiku User Group.




Wednesday, Nov 30
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (AEDT)