University of Technology Sydney’s Professor Roy Green has said that there’s been a growth in “micro-multinational” manufacturers, and such companies are well-suited to the challenges facing Australian companies.
A newspaper’s questionnaire of Australian CEOs has found that manufacturing leaders’ concerns include issues such as innovation, the Australian dollar and the industry’s place in the economy.
The Australian Wine Research Institute and packaging manufacturer SPS Australia International have been examining screw caps on sparkling wine, though some have reservations that this development could limit export opportunities.
Manufacturers’ Monthly talks to Autodesk Chief Information Officer Jeff Brzycki about the company’s continued focus on cloud computing and why the company is reaching out to manufacturing and other CIOs.
Paul Sewell, the founder of Warrnambool’s Fresh Bins, has called a lack of support from local and state governments “heartbreaking” as the company announced it would manufacture in the USA under licence.
Inventor Sir James Dyson has criticised Australia’s tax laws, saying that they don’t encourage entrepreneurs.
The Product of the Year Survey of 11,600-plus shoppers found that almost all had bought private label brands.
Federal Labor MPs based in Adelaide are fighting over the location of a proposed manufacturing hub, with two locations under consideration.
South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has told the AWU national conference that manufacturing is facing huge challenges, and the industry needed to focus on making high-value products.
A Deloitte survey has highlighted the frustrations of young manufacturers caused by an absence of innovation.
Dandenong-based Orange Power has spoken about its beginnings and about the difficulty competing as a green manufacturer.
Austech has announced its speaker program for 2013.
“Innovative though unheralded” could be used to describe more than a couple of Australia’s best manufacturers. Sadder still, it could be applied more widely to Australia in general. Austrade is in the middle of a program trying to change all that.
Vivek Srinivasan and Jarrod Bassan, from the Australian branch of global IT services company CSC, have identified ten trends in 3D manufacturing to watch out for in 2013 and further than that.
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.
ANCA Motion has deployed Dassault Systèmes Dymola 2013 dynamic modelling laboratory for future development.
How will the government’s white paper on Australia in the Asian Century affect local manufacturing?
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Ian Chubb, spoke of the importance of linking business to researchers in an interview yesterday.
The South Australian (SA) government has announced of a new grant scheme in advanced manufacturing for companies to collaborate with established research bodies.
Innovation is not about being first, it’s about being the smartest and the best, according to winner of the Most Innovative Company of the Year Award. Madeline Prince and Annie Dang report.