September 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Adelaide Brighton Cements a Culture for Improved Safety With myDIALS 3.0

myDIALS' SaaS-Based Operational Performance Optimization Solution Provides a Real-Time Snapshot of Safety, Hazard and Environment Data

LAFAYETTE, CO--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - myDIALS, a leader in operational performance management, today announced that Adelaide Brighton Cement, a leading provider of cement to the Australian construction, engineering and infrastructure industries, is using myDIALS 3.0 to create a real-time snapshot of critical safety, hazard and environment data for all relevant staff and management. Part of the publicly listed Adelaide Brighton group, Adelaide Brighton Cement uses myDIALS Software as a Service (SaaS) operational performance optimization solution to take input from any of the Angaston plant's existing data sources and present it in a series of interactive, online dashboards complete with highlighted key performance indicators (KPIs.)

In 2008 Adelaide Brighton Cement's Angaston plant embarked on a new approach to reducing workplace injuries and hazards. Vince Aurora, the Angaston plant manager, had a good understanding of the safety and performance data relating to production activities and was experienced in using the company's SQL database to obtain hazard and injury reports. However, he needed a better way to access and visualize the data, as well as drill down into reports for additional detail. As a hosted solution, deployment of myDIALS offered minimal risk: the cost was low compared to other software solutions and deployment required no major overhaul of existing systems.

"We needed to be able to visualize the data that was being reported. We wanted a solution that was innovative but also quick to install," said Aurora. "myDIALS' strength is its ability to display and provide drill-down access to information from the systems that we already have in place. Version 3.0 offers drill-in analysis, analytic trend charts and the ability to perform 'What-if' scenarios, which makes business intelligence for all levels of management a reality."

Immediacy of reliable, real-time OH&S information and the ability to analyze data from existing data sources have been amongst the biggest benefits from using myDIALS. Since deployment, Adelaide Brighton management has seen an increase in reporting culture at the Angaston plant. Hazard identification doubled in 2008, while incident reporting improved by seventy percent.

"During the past decade business and government interest in employee safety has jumped several notches, making OH&S a serious priority," said Wayne Morris, CEO of myDIALS. "By optimizing operational performance with myDIALS, companies can improve their safety record by not only reporting incidents to meet regulatory requirements, but more importantly, by analyzing metrics like incidents and injury types, as well as performance drivers such as near misses, safety training and certification. This leads to a very real payback in terms of reduced injuries, improved morale and enhanced productivity."

myDIALS is the first operational performance optimization solution that delivers "every person analytics" to all employees, across all business roles, processes and value streams. A complement to any existing business intelligence (BI) initiative, myDIALS enables users to constantly monitor performance, identify and characterize performance problems, make rapid decisions and take corrective action to fix issues. myDIALS combines operations and business data from any existing data source, including ERP, CRM, supply chain management, manufacturing execution systems (MES), databases, spreadsheets and flat files.

About Adelaide Brighton

Adelaide Brighton Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement, lime and pre-packaged dry-blended products specifically engineered to suit the requirements of our customers. Our wide operational base facilitates prompt supply to our customers and allows for the strategic balance of production capacity to meet demands across the nation. This, in turn, allows us to offer a supply package that is flexibly supported with transportation, storage and supply logistics for locations throughout Australia and Asia. Adelaide Brighton Cement's diverse operational capability enables us to offer turn-key solutions that ensure our primary goal of exceeding customer expectations is consistently met. Visit for more information.

About myDIALS

myDIALS is pioneering a new industry standard in Operational Performance Optimization with a Software as a Service (SaaS)-based solution that offers unparalleled usability and delivers timely, actionable metrics, contextual information, guided diagnosis and "every person analytics" directly to all employees. myDIALS extracts right-time metrics and calculates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and associated Key Performance Drivers (KPDs) across all business roles, processes and value streams. With myDIALS, customers in the manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, healthcare, government and mining industries are maximizing the value of their existing environment to quickly resolve issues and optimize operational performance on an ongoing basis. myDIALS is based in Lafayette, Colo. Visit for more information.

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