Software engineered to provide a rich, accurate, real-time view of the state of your operations.

Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) is a software company providing solutions to the mining, and oil & gas sectors and was founded by John Kirkman and Bill Poole in 2016. At MI we believe in engineering solutions that solve real industry problems to deliver a significant and tangible return on investment.

To achieve this, we assess each opportunity and employ best practice approaches and standards and then apply the right teams equipped with the right tools. Our technology is specifically engineered to automate process at scale and with exceptional performance.

Working together with the support of industry, METS and cloud partners, we are currently accelerating the development of our core products:

MI Tracking: Provides visibility of the state of your operations at all times. An accurate, rich and real-time understanding of the state of your value chain in terms of equipment, material, personnel and process is the critical enabler for optimisation of your operations.

MI Spatial Intelligence: A revolutionary digital twin technology that enables a real-time 3D visualisation of live operational and design data from one trusted source. Uniquely, MI Spatial Intelligence enables non-spatial applications to leverage spatial information, which is critical when your operational performance can be influenced by a greater understanding of the location of material, equipment and personnel.

MI Modeller: An intuitive, model based, centralised value chain engineering technology that delivers significant cost savings through reducing the effort required to configure value chain information for your business systems.

These products deliver significant business outcomes in the areas of Ore Body Knowledge, Tracking and Master Data Engineering & Management and provide capabilities that are critical to implementing the "Integrated and System Optimised Mine".

For more information on our products, see our products page or get in touch with us to find out more at info@manufacturingintelligence.com.au.

At MI, we believe in the power and benefits of collaboration and partnerships in working together for the betterment of industry. Specifically, we are very interested in the interoperability of mining software and are always on the lookout for like-minded organisations with aligned views. If you are a METS company that is interested in exploring how we may work together, please get in touch at info@manufacturingintelligence.com.au.


John Kirkman

John Kirkman | Managing Director

John Kirkman has significant experience in managing large business and technology teams to deliver transformation and growth projects. John has experience across a number of sectors and technology domains including mining, oil and gas, health, defence, process control and operations management. John contributes to international interoperability and Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) standards. He is passionate about enabling and implementing interoperable architectures to realise vastly improved operating models that deliver bottom line business outcomes.

Bill Poole

Bill Poole | CTO

Bill Poole is highly regarded internationally for significant contributions to best practice methodologies and standards across a number of domains including Service Oriented Architecture, Process Automation/Interoperability Standards (ISA-95 and B2MML), Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF & Archimate) and enterprise grade distributed systems engineering. Bill also has an excellent understanding of the mining domain and specific areas of high value opportunity with respect to Ore Body Knowledge, tracking, interoperability and value chain optimisation. Bill is hands on in the design and development of all of MI's software offerings.