Global manufacturing declines as market conditions worsen
In troubled times for global manufacturing, both Asia and the UK reported declining output in May, with the Australian manufacturing sector recently reporting a 9-month slump.
Australian manufacturers lagging in clean technology race
Australia is lagging behind Asia, the US and Europe when it comes to manufacturing clean energy technology, a report has found.
Local foundry bucks downward spiral with $3 million equipment upgrade
While news of manufacturing plants going offshore or closing down is all too common in this volatile market, a 78-year-old Victorian foundry is bucking the trend, utilising a $3 million equipment upgrade to boost its steel castings business both at home and abroad.
Carbon tax, imports blamed for lowest manufacturing activity in 9 months
In worrying news for Australian manufacturers, industry activity dropped again during May, reaching its lowest level in nine months, according to an Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) report.
Middleware, bridging the gap between MES and ERP
How manufacturers can use middleware as the glue that binds management systems with the shop floor. By Sarah Falson.