MORE jobs are said to go as the global financial crisis hits car dealers around the country, with many finance providers cutting back on lending to the local car industry.
A well-known and loved national icon is returning to Australian shores, with Driza-bone now back under full local ownership.
EUROPEAN car sales see worst September in a decade as global financial crisis takes hold.
Deborah Singerman examines a new guide designed to improve construction site safety in Australia.
IN the wake of the well-documented downturn in the Australian manufacturing industry, many organisations are considering where the opportunities now lie.
There can be substantial tax advantages in the leasing or hiring of business equipment but many companies miss the opportunities. Derek Parker reports.
The mass retirement of a large section of Japan’s workforce has begun and business is striving to capture the combined knowledge and skills of this ageing group. Carole Goldsmith visited one of Japan’s leading companies, Toyota, to find out what it is doing to manage the change.
EFFECTIVE anti-dumping rules are critically important to Australian industry with dumped manufactured goods having the potential to undermine local businesses and erode Australian jobs.
IN the current ‘credit crunch’ climate, it is important that manufacturers are aware of all the available options when it comes to finance, leasing and hiring.
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday congratulated Australian businesses involved in preparations for the Olympic Games and pledged continuing Australian Government support to further strengthen trade and economic links with China.
THE recent increase in the unemployment rate is not a signal that the pressure to attract and retain talent is going to ease in the years ahead for manufacturers.
THE Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr, yesterday launched a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) aimed at significantly increasing productivity in Australia’s services industry and enhancing its global competitiveness.
THE Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released earlier this month indicates the employment prospects for job seekers in the manufacturing sector may well be softer than they have been for the past two years as business leaders hire less new staff.
FOR half a century, it hovered to the edge of the horizon, noticed only for disasters and assassinations. But in the past decade India has moved steadily onto the global stage, and is now taking a role more fitting its size and potential.
INDUSTRY Minister Kim Carr and over 250 invited guests recognised the best of Australian manufacturing at a gala dinner held at Doltone House, Pyrmont last night with Melbourne-based Marand Precision Engineering competing against a strong field to take out 2008 Manufacturer of the Year.
Manufacturers’ Monthly has pleasure in inviting readers to two exclusive breakfast seminars next Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th May 2008 both at 8.00am at the Star Room, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Managing a production line has always been a demanding task. This article by Sabry Shaaban and Tom Mcnamara* offers a brief overview of the various production line management techniques available today.
RISING interest rates have reduced consumer confidence and with it, consumer consumption.
AS small businesses brace for an economic slowdown, keeping a watch on cash flow is the answer to growth and sustainability, according to global business finance provider, Bibby Financial Services.
MICROSOFT has unveiled Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, a lightweight platform for a variety of mobile devices, which simplifies the development of mobile applications that expose relevant, real-time business information.