• Car dealers feel the pinch

    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.

    November 3, 2008 0 comment

  • National icon returns home

    A well-known and loved national icon is returning to Australian shores, with Driza-bone now back under full local ownership.

    October 27, 2008 0 comment

  • European car sales plummet

    EUROPEAN car sales see worst September in a decade as global financial crisis takes hold.

    October 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Constructive leadership training

    Deborah Singerman examines a new guide designed to improve construction site safety in Australia.

    October 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing in a brave new world

    IN the wake of the well-documented downturn in the Australian manufacturing industry, many organisations are considering where the opportunities now lie.

    October 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Tax advantages of leasing often missed by SMEs

    There can be substantial tax advantages in the leasing or hiring of business equipment but many companies miss the opportunities. Derek Parker reports.

    October 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Toyota program “skilling up” younger workers

    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.

    October 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Concerns raised over anti-dumping review

    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.

    August 21, 2008 0 comment

  • MFR Management – Finance, Leasing and Rental feature

    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.

    August 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Australian industry on top in Beijing

    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.

    August 11, 2008 0 comment

  • Towards a demographic doomsday

    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.

    July 29, 2008 0 comment

  • Smart move to boost services sector

    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.

    July 5, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing job seekers losing out

    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.

    June 16, 2008 0 comment

  • India: a rising giant

    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.

    June 2, 2008 0 comment

  • Industry awards recognise Australian manufacturing excellence

    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.

    May 29, 2008 0 comment

  • Free industry seminars

    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.

    May 21, 2008 0 comment

  • Techniques available to manage your production line

    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.

    April 30, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing the right approach

    RISING interest rates have reduced consumer confidence and with it, consumer consumption.

    April 30, 2008 0 comment

  • Top tips for surviving a tight credit market

    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.

    April 30, 2008 0 comment

  • RFID mobile technology

    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.

    April 28, 2008 0 comment