- The key to supply chain success
By integrating all supply chain processes in a single, unified system, manufacturers and distributors can replace complexity with fluidity.
- Honeywell takes a LEAP forward
It is common for large automation projects to overrun their budgets. Matt McDonald reports on a new methodology that aims to address this situation.
- Air compressors – compressing costs in tough times
Air compressors can be costly to run, but new solutions now on the market are designed to help lower the price of production. Sarah Falson reports.
- Cricket specialist Albion to finally head into horse racing
Albion’s jockey helmet project has been four years in the making.
- Repetitive tasks carry severe health risks for smaller manufacturers
Australian small businesses come in many different shapes and types; however they almost all share one very big challenge – safety in the workplace.
- CNC engineering business Summers benefits from going that bit further
Summers Engineering has adapted to a difficult environment and carved out a niche through going further than just providing precision components. Brent Balinski reports.
- Software Intensive Manufacturing – the Game Changer?
A manufacturing sector is a fundamental component to a thriving economy. However, here in Australia, we have been witnessing a steady decline and over the past five years close to 100,000 Australian manufacturing jobs have been lost.
- The secret to unlocking productivity in manufacturing
International research is mounting on the case for a group of management tools–known as high performance work practices–for improving business performance.
- Manufacturers’ Monthly Material of The Month Part 2: Graphene
Graphene, physically isolated only a decade ago, has the potential to change the world. Brent Balinski reports on what it is, why it’s creating so much excitement, and what it might offer Australian industry.
- A thinking country’s guide to competing on the global stage
With its fateful decision not to support car assembly in Australia, we might be forgiven for thinking the federal government has written off manufacturing. But we could be in for a surprise, as options narrow in the wake of the mining boom.
- Making data into information
Brent Balinski spoke to Schneider’s Philippe Rambach and Neil Smith about the company’s acquisition of Invensys and the importance of making decisions from data.
- Endeavour Awards – nominations now open!
Calling all Australian manufacturers…it’s time to nominate for the 2015 Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards.
- Hybrid adhesive aims for best of both worlds
Matt McDonald reports on a hybrid adhesive that promises to help manufacturers reach beyond their conventional approaches.
- Is manufacturing a risk-averse industry?
A recent survey revealed that, comparatively, manufacturing is not a forward thinking sector when it comes to future proofing.
- Warehouse ventilation guide
When a warehouse is not properly ventilated it becomes stuffy. Without good air circulation, the humidity levels and temperature will rise. Excess heat or cold is detrimental to workers and equipment.
- Air Compressor Basics: Reciprocating vs. Rotary Screw
Here is a review of reciprocating piston compressors against rotary screw compressors.
- “Innovation can’t be driven without the right skills”: an interview with BASF’s Ross Pilling
The role of STEM skills in economic prosperity has been a hot topic lately. Brent Balinski spoke to BASF’s Australia and New Zealand boss Ross Pilling about the importance of science and of asking the right questions.
- Dematic logistics solutions help get orders flowing for ALMC
Smart ColbyRACK storage solutions and new logistics IT systems from Dematic have improved order fulfilment efficiency and OH&S for ALMC.
- Can IoT revive the automotive industry in Australia?
With IoT fast becoming the “Internet of everything”, the future is bound to be dominated by the smarter, more complex and more software intensive products that will rule the market.
- Getting our house in order
Urgent reform is needed, particularly in the gas market, according to the local MD of one of the world’s biggest chemical companies. Brent Balinski spoke to Dow’s Tony Frencham about the industry’s energy worries.