In the face of the high Australian dollar, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for the manufacturing sector to renew its productivity drive to meet the demands of the 21st century, and has recognised the role of National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in the industry’s structural change.
Autodesk has unveiled its new 3D design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers, offering a set of integrated and interoperable suites and cloud services to simplify design, visualisation and simulation workflows from product development through delivery.
Knights Apparel chief executive Joe Bozich will speak about ethical manufacturing at a public event today, hosted by the NSW Government and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
The Australian manufacturing industry needs to be more globally aware, says Chris Stathy, managing director of valve and compression fitting manufacturer, Philmac. And with the strong Australian dollar, the threat to manufacturing is not just coming from Asia, but from Europe and North America.