As COVID descended upon the assisted care industry, many were unsure how they would survive. Providing education services for children with disabilities such as autism is not something that can be easily carried out remotely. As the healthcare crisis mushroomed into a potential years long drama, people were questioning whether the service providers could even […]
About Ash Nelson
Ash is one of the founders of the Biarri group of commercial mathematics companies.
He spends his days finding new ways to help customers solve complex planning and operational challenges with smart maths, IT and design.
Entries by Ash Nelson
Introduction Creating rosters can be a complex task. This is especially the case for difficult large workforces with a range of employee preferences, combinations of full time, part time and casual team members, the need to adhere with EBA rules, fatigue, skills and competence requirements , meeting or exceeding customer service levels while always operating […]
As companies enter 2021 with a focus on returning to some form of normality, the strategic momentum continuing from 2020 into this year is the importance of data and digital. However, in spite of many companies upgrading their data and digital capabilities, much opportunity has not been realised and organisations we are talking to, especially […]
Running a hospital is a highly complex activity. There is not one division with one need, however, hundreds of areas are highly interconnected and all rely on each other to deliver life saving outcomes. Patient flow in such a complex system is a serious challenge. In 2019 alone, there were over 11 million separations in […]
Every year, over 16% of the Australian population enrol in schools across the country. Some of these students choose to pay for their education, whilst others don’t. Inevitably, a discussion will arise regarding whether there is any real academic advantage in a more expensive education; the age-old private vs public debate. Due to the swift […]
Throughout my career I’ve worked with salespeople, as a salesman, and in roles supporting sales activities. Sales is one of the most important functions of a business as without sales, you have no business, no matter how great your product or service is. Sales is the fuel for any business to survive and thrive and […]
When my friends talk to me about managing a retail store they all enjoy it apart from one thing. They tell me that seeing the latest trends, working with cool brands and meeting some of the stars promoting the articles is great. It’s just that there is a recurring event that makes long days longer […]
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most important aspect of our health care systems has been put to the test – people. It has resulted in longer work hours for all, with leave blocked out for the next foreseeable future and put an enormous strain on an already strained system – both emotionally […]
Part 2 Part 1 is here. Finding an AI Suitable Business Problem About a year ago, I began working on one of my most difficult projects for the Victorian Government. It was a project that quickly looked like it would end in a consulting train wreck and possibly cost me my career. The project began […]
Part 1 Even in the world’s best operating theatres, patient outcomes depend on more than the surgeon or their equipment. Currently in hospitals around Australia, when and even whether you see a surgeon isn’t due to a medical expert but a booking clerk. To understand how this works, the following diagram outlines the current process […]