Michelin's inaugural Movin'On summit a success
This week, Michelin successfully launched the first edition of Movin’On, the company’s international summit on sustainable mobility.
The event ran from 13-15 June in Montreal, and during that time drew over 4,000 participants from 31 countries. These people included scientists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and creatives. Movin’On’s overarching theme was ‘From Ambition to Action’, and aimed to share knowledge, exchange on future perspectives and explore collaborative paths in an effort to help propel sustainable mobility to new heights.
Yesterday, President of Michelin Jean Dominique Senard announced that Movin'On would be returning to Montreal in 2018. Organising partner C2 also commented. “"As organising partner, C2 set the stage that brought together the biggest players and notable innovators in sustainable mobility from here and around the world,” Richard St-Pierre, President of C2 International said. “The Movin'On experience gave participants the opportunity to discover and share with others, while providing the platform to move directly from ambition to action and create meaningful collaborations. As we look ahead to the future with great optimism, we're excited at the prospect of building on the success of this first edition and forging a long-term partnership that will drive the progress of sustainable mobility's ecosystem."
“Michelin, leader in sustainable mobility, completely reinvents the worldwide summit that for 20 years now has mobilized the key players in sustainable mobility,” stated Jean-Dominique Senard, President of Michelin.
Movin'On in numbers
Over 4,000 participants from 31 countries
40 start-ups and 105 partners including universities, research institutes and governments
48 workshops and masterclasses
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.