Industry 4.0 is here now and threatening to disrupt your business. It’s not too late to prepare; start with your people and up-skill them for an integrated, automated manufacturing supply chain. You’ve probably heard the term “Industry 4.0” bandied about – the fourth industrial revolution, the next thing you need to worry about. An automated, integrated … Continue reading Are you ready for the next revolution? Prepare your people for the Industry 4.0
According to Deloitte’s State of AI in the Enterprise Report, Australian businesses are unprepared for the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and they should be concerned about the risks. The report indicates that the top two concerns facing Australia are cybersecurity vulnerabilities and making the wrong decisions based on AI recommendations. “We are living in … Continue reading Australia unprepared for AI risks
Deloitte Access Economics’ Connected Small Businesses 2017 report for Google finds that in just 12 months, SMB adoption of digital tools has grown significantly – with 12 per cent of businesses moving up the digital engagement ‘ladder’, and no longer having just “basic” levels of engagement. For the first time, half of those SMBs have … Continue reading Digital engagement up with Australia’s $615 billion SMBs: Deloitte
Speaking at the Western Sydney Business Connection “State of the Region” event held in Parramatta today, Deloitte Western Sydney managing partner, Danny Rezek told the 550 attendees that that while momentum behind Western Sydney projects is strong, the region cannot afford to take its eye off the ball. Mr Rezek said that there is unprecedented momentum behind … Continue reading Deloitte: Knowledge based jobs and skills vital to Western Sydney
A new study from Deloitte has found that cyber security breaches in manufacturing plants are increasing, with the sector “woefully unprepared” for these threats. Titled Industry 4.0 and Cyber Risk: Security in an age of connected production, the Deloitte study revealed that one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of … Continue reading Deloitte: Manufacturers “woefully unprepared” for supply chain threats
Financial services firm Deloitte has warned that Australian governments and businesses need to toughen their defences against cyber attacks, according to Sky News. Australia currently has the fifth highest level of cyber attacks in the world and Deloitte says that distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS) will become more sophisticated, harder to combat and more … Continue reading Deloitte: Australia needs to beef up cyber-security
A Deloitte survey has highlighted the frustrations of young manufacturers caused by an absence of innovation.
Investing in R&D is an important part of operations for many manufacturing companies and can drive the achievement of long term success, Deloitte’s Andrew Leung & Jason Crawford explain.
The Australian release of a global manufacturing competitiveness survey has added to the debate on ways to improve productivity.
A new survey finds Australia ranking 16th in terms of manufacturing competitiveness, but better linkages between industry and research and the growing strength of Asian countries both provide opportunities.
The AFGC CHEP retail index predicts growth to be 2.9 per cent, year-on-year, for the December quarter, below both the 10-year average and the September quarter result.
Up to 400 jobs are at risk after Australian Convenience Food Group announced that it is in administration, but Deloitte suggests a buyer may emerge soon.