• Business Process Networks: what have you automated in your supply chain?

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    ALL manufacturers know that effective collaboration with their trading community of suppliers and customers is necessary for success.

  • Making the move to 3D CAD

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    DESPITE an estimated 85% of current CAD users only employing 2D drafting, the move to 3D CAD is said to be not as stressful or as painful as many manufacturers believe.

  • Supply chain optimisation

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    STERLING Commerce has announced the availability of Sterling Inventory Replenishment, a new product in the Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite.

  • Visual product communication and collaboration

    March 7, 2008 0 comment

    CONCENTRIC Asia Pacific has been appointed as a reseller for Right Hemisphere and its Right Hemisphere 5 suite of software products to the Australasian region.

  • Fast start ERP solution

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    SAP has launched a purpose-built Australian version of SAP Business All-in-One delivering fast start ERP for Australian midsize companies in six to eight weeks.

  • Indoor vehicle positioning system

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    PEACOCK Bros has introduced Sky-trax, an indoor positioning system that tracks, records and monitors the activities of indoor vehicles such as forklifts and pallet stackers.

  • Mini air hoist with travel case

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    THE JDN mini air hoist is now available with an exclusive JDN carry case, making it a convenient way to travel with the hoist or easier to store when not in use.

  • Foot-mounted wire rope hoist

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    THE FDR foot-mounted hoist is a development of the DR electric rope hoist, originally designed as a travelling hoist for standard cranes.

  • Qld attracts insulation makers

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    CSR’s new $50m glasswool insulation factory at Brendale, in Brisbane’s north, is well on track with the official sod-turning ceremony recently carried out.

  • Mentor program seeks participants

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    THE OHS Mentor Program, a partnership with industry and WorkCover NSW to help small businesses improve their OHS, workers compensation and injury management practices, is searching for participants.

  • Prisoners breaking into manufacturing

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

    UTILISING prison labour in industry is not a new concept – Australia was founded on the hard work of convictsand with the current skills shortage affecting much of the country, inmate labour has been touted as a solution.

  • Design takes centre stage

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    Industrial designers and engineers from around the world came together in Southern California recently to see the latest advances in 3D CAD. Alan Johnson was there.

  • Brushless DC motors

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    Portescap has released the N Series slotted brushless DC motors.

  • Largest ever mass flowmeter

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    YOKOGAWA has released the Rotamass XR Coriolis mass flowmeter, which is the largest ever product of its type: it is capable of handling a maximum flow rate of more than 544 metric tonnes/hour (600t/h).

  • Extra support needed for Australian exporters

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    There have been calls for the Rudd Government to start its review of trade policy and look to enhance support for exporters.

  • Effective water management reduces usage

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    MORE and more companies are reaping the benefits of structured water management projects aimed at reducing the volume and cost of mains water in their operations.

  • Poor start to the year for Australian manufacturers

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    GLOBAL market turbulence contributed to a weak start to the year for Australian manufacturers with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) falling by 8.4 points in the month to 49.2 (falling below the key 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction).

  • Defence opportunities on the way up

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    Australia’s defence needs are growing, and the opportunities for companies to supply those needs are expanding rapidly. Whether you are an established player in the defence field or have never considered it before, exploring the new possibilities should be on everyone’s ‘to do in 2008’ list. Derek Parker reports.

  • Fire extinguisher training

    March 4, 2008 0 comment

    BULLEX Digital Safety has introduced a live fire extinguisher training simulator called the ITS Xtreme, for use by fire departments, emergency responders, companies, and other organisations.

  • Pedal-operated tilt cart

    March 4, 2008 0 comment

    PALL Mall has added a Tilt Cart to its range of bins and carts for industry. To avoid the need to manually tilt the entire cart to empty, this cart has a pedal-operated tilt release.