To create a culture of continuous improvement, Felicity Kelleher has drawn on practical and theoretical knowledge. Manufacturers’ Monthly finds out. When speaking with Felicity Kelleher, plastermill, compounds continuous improvement coordinator at building products manufacturer, CSR Lightweight Systems, she is in the middle of driving a 20 per cent rate increase in the company’s dry compounds … Continue reading The process to improvement
Recognising that safety is more than ticking boxes or checking things off a list, this year’s Safety Advocacy Award went to an individual who is shifting sector-wide approaches to safety. Growing up, Kristen Sandford was inculcated with an understanding of safety. Observing her father, who worked in safety management, a lifelong passion for safety began … Continue reading Creating a culture of safety
For businesses negotiating their presence in a community, building up a base of local trust can be key to a long-term, successful operation. CSIRO has released a new commercial business, Voconiq, to expand the science agency’s community insights service. Giving businesses better data on community attitudes at a more precise range of levels, the tool … Continue reading Tool to build trust between industry and communities expands
Putting the customer at the centre of manufacturing processes has been a change that Amber Burdett-Dow has been happy to lead. Manufacturers’ Monthly reports. Reflecting back on a career in customer service for gas and welding equipment firm BOC, Amber Burdett-Dow remembered her initial confrontation with the stereotypes and assumptions that she and her friends … Continue reading Taking a chance: the changing face of manufacturing
CSR has announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Boral’s 40 per cent stake in their joint venture, the east coast brick and paver business trading as PGH Bricks & Pavers.
Building products manufacturer CSR has reported a 50 per cent fall in profits, with its glass making business and a weak housing sector in particular dragging on results.
Jonathan Ling, the former CEO and managing director of Fletcher Building, has criticised the federal government for not compensating the insulation industry after the Home Insulation Program finished.
A new CSR Gyprock plant at Yarraville, Victoria, was officially opened in May, securing 160 manufacturing jobs and hiking production by 45%.
A group of CEOs has developed plans to reverse manufacturing’s demise, but who is listening?