- AI Group
- artificial intelligence
- Australian Space Agency
- Compressed Air
- Cyber Security
- industry 4.0
- Innes Willox
- rockwell automation
- supply chain
- Vocational Education
- Weld Australia
- Spectralink answers Cape Grim Beef’s call for communications infrastructure
Cape Grim Beef, a sixth-generation family business that processes high-quality beef for export, put out a call for better communications infrastructure. Intellect IT answered.
- Transporting the warehouse into the cloud
Cloud computing can assist manufacturers to effectively respond to increased order volumes and complexity, as Mark Troselj writes.
- Penguin Composites adapts to changing climate
Penguin Composites has rolled with the times over nearly four decades, and smartly tackled a variety of very different tasks. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s CEO and founder John van der Woude about the importance of being versatile.
- Tasmanian manufacturing success stories [VIDEO]
This week we are profiling a range of manufacturing businesses from around Tasmania. In the video below are eight companies from the state offering engineering solutions to a range of industries.
- The rise of manufacturing warehouses
Manufacturers are seeing value in rolling out intelligent software platforms that deliver optimised visibility and control across the entire supply chain; from manufacturing right through to delivery, as David Rubie writes.
- Liferaft maker blows away the competition
Hobart’s Liferaft Systems Australia may not be a household name, but it leads the world in a highly demanding area and is a supplier to navies and shipping giants all over the world. Brent Balinski spoke to its managing director, Mike Grainger.
- Tasmanufacturing: a visit down south
Manufacturing in Australia’s southernmost state has received a lot of attention this year. Much of it has to do with Caterpillar Underground Mining’s decision to move its manufacturing operations to Thailand, coming at the cost of about 280 jobs and flow-on effects for the company’s numerous suppliers.
- Safer, simpler robots look to change the way we work
The first company to release a “co-bot”, Universal Robots (UR) would have sold its 5,000th unit this year, and it continues its brisk expansion. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s co-founder, Esben Østergaard, about putting robots in the hands of factory workers.
- Food, packaging and climate change
Climate change won’t go away. Therefore food manufacturers must start considering innovative ways to reduce food waste and become more resource efficient. Gareth Reynolds writes.
- Hydraulic bolting systems – keeping components aligned
Hydraulic bolting systems offer industry optimum outcomes for motor and gearbox alignment. Alan Johnson reports.
- Hockey’s IP inquiry another opportunity likely to be missed
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of Australia’s intellectual property regime.
- Logo is a bargain buy
Manufacturers are urged to take advantage of one of our most cost-effective marketing tools – the Australian Made logo. Alan Johnson reports.
- HI Fraser reaps the spoils of war and peace
When it comes to leading from the front, there are not many Australian companies that can match the capabilities and focus of HI Fraser. And it’s these attributes that have made it a niche manufacturing success story, writes Branko Miletic.
- Tales from the frontline
In recent months I have met with manufacturers in western and southern Sydney, Albury, Wollongong, Newcastle, Geelong and Brisbane. At every meeting, I am asked what I am seeing and hearing in the industry.
- OHS – Are your workers fit for the job?
OHS is not just about providing appropriate safety equipment and procedures. Employers need to ensure their workers are (physically and psychologically) fit for the job. Matt McDonald writes.
- Government accelerates warship building in bid to prop up South Australian economy
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a A$40 billion program to build surface warships, centred on the economically ailing state of South Australia.
- More than one path to compressor efficiency
VSD air compressors coupled with innovative finance options offer manufacturers the potential for lower total ownership costs. Jonas Holmdahl writes.
- Fire safety – 7 tips for manufacturers
As more manufacturers undertake rationalisation programs and centralise procurement services, the conversation around fire protection is changing. Bill Adamopoulous writes.
- The unmaking of the Australian working class – and their right to resist
The smart backpacker chooses his travel reading carefully, preferably a single paperback equivalent in size to War and Peace. That’s how in 1985 I ended up reading E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class by a pool at the University of California. Its story has stuck with me ever since.
- Avoiding seven common warehousing mistakes
Close attention to people, processes and the warehouse environment are the keys to effectively managing a warehouse. Rob O’Byrne writes.