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Made Smarter Intern - Evac & Chair International


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Brief description of the Business:

Design, manufacture and sell medical devices and evacuation equipment.

Brief description of the Project:

Creation of reporting dashboards using data from multiple data sources. We have a number of legacy systems plus cloud based solutions which currently operate independently. We have a requirement to publish reporting data throughout the business in a concise, dashboard format preferably through Microsoft Power BI. Development of form/data collection solutions for the machine shop. Some API development

How would a Digital Technology Intern assist your project or business?

Detailed scope of work with objectives, targets and deadlines that the intern would be required to carry out:

Elements of the reporting solution would involve the following: 1. Sales reporting to multiple devices across the business including security options and row level filtering. 2. Reworking current Excel data model based sales reporting in a more robust environment. 3. Connection with current array of Haas CNC machinery to provide usage data and G-Code transmission. 4. Form digitisation on shop floor. Currently iAuditor is used in house for remote data collection but he project would also include evaluating and deploying solutions with Power Apps. 5. We have a number of solutions which could be integrated through an API but which currently operate independently and therefore require duplication of time and effort. Our preference is for solutions to be developed in the Microsoft Power Platform as far as possible but an intern will be assigned a project at which point they will discover detailed requirements, design a solution, build a business case and then deploy the solution. The intern will work with the Systems Manager on all projects.

List expected areas of knowledge required:

Microsoft Power Platform API developments

Please give an overview of your strategy and approach to digitalisation

EvacChair International is committed to a digital transformation programme which will cover all aspects of the business. We are currently deploying individual solutions (quick wins) in specific areas although chosen solutions fit into a longer term plan for full automation. We would like to be deploying solutions at a faster rate than we are currently able to do. Our medium plan will be to select and implement a full ERP solution which will replace all of current legacy solutions. Microsoft Dynamics would be the sort of solution which we would implement and which would cover all aspects of the business. This would be a 9-12 month project and would transform the way we do business and make huge savings in efficiency.

Please outline the project objectives

The purpose of an internship in this area would be to establish a strong reporting base and process for sharing pertinent information across the business. We currently have a lag between events happening and then being able to report on those events, so a real time reporting dashboard system would make a huge contribution to decision making

Please provide a work plan:

Please see Detailed Scope of objectives above. We currently do not have a detailed workplan but would prepare one in advance of an internship.

Intern Capabilities

What capabilities do you require the intern to possess?

Development skills Microsoft Power BI Willingness to learn about building a business case for IT projects Ability to work with staff at all levels.

Anticipated Start Date: January 2022

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 3 months
  • Solihull (Birmingham)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Systems

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