• How the sub-prime crisis can affect you

    IT’S a phenomenon that some experts are calling the “perfect storm” – the convergence of events emanating from the US that have thrown world financial markets into turmoil, and with rising inflation, has pushed Australian interest rates to decade highs.

    April 25, 2008 0 comment

  • Machine shop quoting software

    A NEW and inexpensive software program called QuoteCam has been released which easily allows a business owner to see exactly the real cost of manufacture, and to know precisely how much profit will be generated.

    April 21, 2008 0 comment

  • Research shows Australian companies pay their own way to go global

    Australian companies are compelled to rely upon their own profits to fund overseas expansion due to limited access to finance, according to a new survey by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) launched today by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith.

    April 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Reducing waste with ERP software

    THE drive towards lean manufacturing has been the goal of many companies in recent years.

    April 8, 2008 11 comments

  • ABB Australia launches graduate program

    ABB Australia, global power and automation technology group has re-launched its Graduate Program in order to recruit and develop the future leaders of ABB.

    March 13, 2008 0 comment

  • Are you ready to take on the world?

    Australian businesses have unprecedented opportunities as business becomes increasingly globablised. But how ready are they for the challenges of fully participating in global supply chains? And how does the ‘global readiness’ of your business compare within your industry sector?

    February 18, 2008 0 comment

  • National robotics innovation competition launched

    Have you ever considered how an automated robotic solution could improve your manufacturing processes? Want access to some of the brightest engineering students Australia has to offer in order to investigate these possibilities?

    February 7, 2008 0 comment

  • A little more investment means a lot more machine

    EVEN though the price of a blank sheet in the competitive sheetmetal industry has risen steadily in recent quarters, the clever operators have found a simple way to benefit in a changing, globalised economy which often isn’t justly facilitated by banks and finance bodies.

    January 10, 2008 0 comment

  • Government’s lazy attitude revealed

    Editorial comment piece from the October issue of Manufacturers’ Monthly.

    Surprise authors of damming report on Government’s industry policy. Committee calls for significant changes, including a strategic manufacturing policy.

    January 1, 2008 0 comment

  • Galvanising exporting growth

    AUSTRALIAN exports topped a record $215bn in the 2006-07 financial year, with exports of manufactures, resources and services reaching all-time highs.

    December 10, 2007 0 comment

  • Exporter cruising to success

    SAILING a catamaran along America’s east coast is a dream job for most people. For Brent Vaughan, sales and marketing manager with Seawind Catamarans, it is all part of a working day, putting the company’s boats on show for the US market.

    December 10, 2007 0 comment

  • Productivity Centres to assist SMEs

    NSW Business Chamber in association with the Australian Government is offering practical and tailored business advisory services at no cost to manufacturing and service sector SMEs exposed to global markets.

    December 5, 2007 0 comment

  • Integrated performance management solution

    INFOR has released Infor PM 10, an integrated suite of performance management (PM) software that brings together business process applications from Extensity MPC and analytics from Systems Union MIS to provide a complete, closed-loop offering that can be used to improve operational and financial performance.

    November 24, 2007 0 comment

  • It partnership brings RFID solutions to Oz

    IBM and OATSystems announced ealier this week that they will jointly deliver RFID solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

    November 15, 2007 0 comment

  • Financing to staying competitive

    Money makes the world go round, but with the present strong dollar and rising interest rates, manufacturers are finding it harder to make. Silvan Porcaro* reports.

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

  • Flexible financing options

    AUSTRALIAN businesses are always looking for more flexible options when it comes to managing their cash flow, and exposure to external impacts such as interest rates. Claimed to be a first time for an Australian bank, the Commonwealth Bank is offering businesses the opportunity to take care of both their lending and interest rate risk management needs in one simple solution.

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

  • Rudd roundtable discusses the future of Australian manufacturing

    FEDERAL Labor Leader, Kevin Rudd, hosted a national manufacturing roundtable earlier this week to bring together stakeholders and experts critical to the future of Australia’s manufacturing industry.

    September 14, 2007 0 comment

  • Production Parts exports to the world

    AT the 2007 Endeavour Awards, Exporter of the Year went to Victorian company Production Parts, with highly commended going to Eye Catcher Innovations from SA and Seawind Catamarans from NSW.

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

  • Technology rental scheme designed to improve working capital

    ROLAND DG Australia has introduced its new Roland Rental Program which enables customers to enjoy the use of Roland equipment without the associated costs of ownership.

    August 9, 2007 0 comment

  • Industry awards recognise manufacturing excellence

    THE ELITE of Australia’s manufacturing industry were recognised at the 4th Annual Endeavour Awards held in Sydney last week (Thursday August 2), with Melbourne-based Production Parts taking out the Endeavour Award’s 2007 Manufacturer of the Year.

    August 6, 2007 0 comment