• Comment piece: Greg Combet on why Labor still stands for manufacturing

    February 11, 2013 0 comment

    In our head-to-head series on the upcoming federal election, Greg Combet writes exclusively for Manufacturers’ Monthly on why the September 14 poll date will be referendum on the manufacturing industry.

  • The future of manufacturing: Collaborative value networks

    November 16, 2011 0 comment

    A primary driver in the plant operations software market has been the need to align plant operations with the business needs of the enterprise. Now, market forces are beginning to take this pressure to the next level, as manufacturers face increasingly dynamic market ecosystems and value networks.

  • Debtor financing – a valuable alternative

    April 21, 2010 0 comment

    A recent report by the Institute for Factors and Discounters (IFD) found that businesses operating in the wholesale and manufacturing sectors had the strongest uptake of debtor finance in 2009.

  • Understanding the new fair work act

    November 4, 2009 0 comment

    With the Fair Work Act now heading towards full operation, it is important that employers clearly understand the various requirements of the Act and the implications for their organisations.

  • How to be more effective at recruitment and training

    February 12, 2009 0 comment

    THE most common mistake companies make in recruitment is not creating a proper person specification to detail what skills or personal attributes you are looking for, how these can be demonstrated in the applicant, and how you are going to get this information.