In today’s world of global competition and digital disruption, Australian manufacturers are becoming acutely aware of the need to do things differently, David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the IMCRC, explains. The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) has brought with it a range of new technologies that have enabled manufacturers to disrupt and transform … Continue reading Effective industry and research collaboration: Cultivating the right culture
Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia, outlines how manufacturers should see codes and compliance in a positive light. In late October, the New South Wales state government introduced the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 to parliament. If passed, this Bill will see much-needed and long- anticipated reforms made to the state’s building industry. The … Continue reading Focus on compliance a benefit to manufacturers
David Chuter, CEO and managing director, IMCRC, explains how to look beyond the technology of Industry 4.0, and focus on its value to manufacturing. Every day, business leaders, in partnership with the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), are searching for ways to embrace and invest in the advanced and digital technologies that have become closely associated … Continue reading Towards an Industry 4.0 future – leadership for innovation
So here we are, after one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history and the result is a non-result. Or should I say a non-conclusive result.
There are five take-home lessons from Swedish multinational Electrolux’s decision to close its central west NSW factory last month. Jason Furness explores these.
Significant advantages can be gained through benchmarking and embracing this process should be an essential part of business. Put simply, without benchmarks how can your company tell what ‘good’ looks like?
This week I went to a business lunch and at one point the topic turned to the troubled Australian manufacturing sector. The woman I was sitting next to, a partner in a law firm, commented on how New Zealand seems to have such a strong manufacturing base compared to Australia and is behind many well-known brands.
Electricity and the carbon price have dominated our national policy debate in the past three years, but in the first 100 days of the next government’s life, there’ll be a new energy problem to tackle: natural gas.
Talking only about 3D printers and guns is like watching a movie in fast forward, slowing down only to watch the bits where people die.
Ford’s announcement that it will cease making cars in Australia is an enormous blow to manufacturing, and especially to the workers involved. But does it mean Australian manufacturing on its deathbed? Far from it.
It’s been almost a month since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, resulting in the deaths of 1100 garment workers.
Your manufacturing business is poised for growth. You’ve just won that large client your sales team have been working on for years. You’re about to enter new markets that could create unprecedented opportunities. You’ve acquired another business and there are prospective clients you know are a perfect fit. You’ve created a new product that has the potential to put your company on the map.