Known for its biological manufacturing, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service has expanded beyond blood, and has adopted a well-known strategy to constantly improve their processes. Manufacturers’ Monthly finds out. Every week across Australia around 29,000 blood, plasma, and platelet donations are required to meet the needs of patients. Organs and tissues need to be … Continue reading How continuous improvement saves lives
Applying Lean principles to the complex workplaces of today requires an updating of its mantra and refocussing the methodology to account for the people in the workplace. Aristoltle is often attributed as being the first to declare that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In the 2000 years since the Greek … Continue reading Embracing complexity: Lean manufacturing today
Channelling efforts into a particular area that has been well-thought out can help companies find success more than sinking funds into unresearched areas. Manufacturers’ Monthly explains. Lean manufacturing gives companies the push to focus on key aspects that will improve business rather than implementing too much at once. Speakers at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence … Continue reading Clear vision leads pathway to success
Seventy-six per cent of Australia’s manufacturing employers will give their staff a pay rise of up to three per cent in their next review, but seven per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to Hays Manufacturing & Operations. The annual Hays Salary Guide shows that 15 per cent of employers intend to award a … Continue reading Pay rises for Australian manufacturing workers
Are the full benefits of a Lean approach being missed because of the lack of a strong focus on Lean Design?
Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Gahan from the University of Melbourne and Jeffery Yeh from Homart Pharmaceuticals about the importance of High Performance Work Practices to small and medium enterprise companies.
Buckeroo Leatherworks will recruit 20 staff and invest $500,000 to upgrade its facilities to increase volume.
How do automotive manufacturers keep in business during lean times? Troy Taylor explains.
Ronson Gears has won the 2013 Endeavour Awards Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement award.
GE Intelligent Platform’s CEO, Jody Markopoulos, has listed five ways that connecting factories to the internet can improve the way manufacturers operate.
An infographic giving you a brief on the pros and cons of lean manufacturing.