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- What to expect at AUSPACK PLUS 2013
As the countdown begins to AUSPACK PLUS 2013, Manufacturers’ Monthly gives you a sneak peek into what’s on show.
- Planning for a blue collar Australia: the role of venture capital and SMEs
In the second of his two part series, UWA Professor Tim Mazzarol examines plans to skill up local companies – and in particular smaller businesses – currently missing out on lucrative industry contracts
- Understanding welding fumes
Most fabricators and co-workers know that breathing in welding fumes is not good for them, but how many realise that some of those innocuous looking fumes can be deadly. Alan Johnson reports.
- Planning for a blue-collar Australia: will Labor’s job package deliver?
The University of Western Australia’s Tim Mazzarol investigates what Labor’s latest job package may mean for manufacturers.
- Autodesk to speak to Aussie companies about how CIOs can help drive innovation
Manufacturers’ Monthly talks to Autodesk Chief Information Officer Jeff Brzycki about the company’s continued focus on cloud computing and why the company is reaching out to manufacturing and other CIOs.
- Manufacturing sporting success
Despite last year’s disappointments at the Olympics, several local manufacturers made it to the podium for their exporting prowess. Alan Johnson reports.
- Will 2013 be Australian industry’s gap year?
The Australian Industry Group’s annual outlook report – Business prospects in 2013: Australia’s gap year? – highlights the impact of the structural changes and significant challenges the Australian economy is experiencing and will continue to experience throughout 2013.
- Comment piece: Sophie Mirabella on how the Coalition would remove the shackles on manufacturers
In response to Greg Combet’s piece on this year’s federal election being a referendum on manufacturing, Sophie Mirabella writes exclusively for Manufacturers’ Monthly on what the Coalition would do to help our industry regain its competitive edge.
- Growth in manufacturing operations: The best kind of problem to have
While conditions in the Australian manufacturing industry remain challenging amid weakness in the global economy, there are certain companies that are bucking the trend and taking advantage of strong opportunities for growth.
- Comment piece: Greg Combet on why Labor still stands for manufacturing
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.
- Manufacturing’s night of nights: 2013 Endeavour Awards
The time to get your nominations for this year’s Endeavour awards is almost finished.
- Powerful drives for modern brew houses
A brew house is modernised, cutting energy by nearly a third
- Car maker controls quality by pointing a finger
For production operations, quality assurance over the process chain is indispensible: it is the only way to detect problems at an early stage and lower additional costs.
- Why the Australian manufacturing industry needs the next generation of robots
Amid the gloom about the prospects for manufacturing in Australia — and the difficulties facing an economy dominated by small businesses — there is some cause for optimism, Alberto Elfes writes.
- Get on board the digital revolution
Manufacturers urged to adopt digital technology, both internally and externally, to stay ahead of the game. Alan Johnson reports.
- The war on waste: Minimising waste on site
A new program recently launched in Victoria by Insights to Excellence (i2e) is providing opportunities for participating companies to exchange valuable information about war on waste initiatives.
- Challenges and opportunities in exporting to the Middle East
The Middle East’s growth outlook makes it an enticing region for exporters.
- Calls for a gas reservation scheme is protectionism in disguise
Queensland is poised to become a major export hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Given the West Australian experience, where LNG is already exported to Asia, this will cause domestic gas prices to rise. According to the DomGas Alliance, a group of Western Australian energy users, “gas prices have risen sharply from $2.50 per gigajoule in Western Australia to $8/GJ”.
- Shaping our future with additives
Additive manufacturing/3D printing looks set to change the face of manufacturing, but which system is right for you? Alan Johnson reports.
- Not without reservations….
As manufacturers face a gas and energy supply crisis, what is being done to address the issue and ensure they can power on.