Total-loss bills resulting from large recall events are having major impacts across the globe, in all manufacturing sectors. Quality Assurance Managers and Chief Operating Officers are understandably becoming increasingly overwhelmed in a complex environment where they cannot account for everything. They are faced with increased focus on safety and regulation by authorities; complex global supply … Continue reading Traceability – is your company hoping for the best or planning for the worst?
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
The ACCC, along with the European Commission and 24 other countries, is using International Product Safety Week to focus on reducing the number of unsafe consumer products being sold online. The global OECD campaign aims to highlight the importance of suppliers and online retailers being aware of the product safety rules and regulations in different … Continue reading ACCC joins global campaign to highlight product safety on online platforms
The founder of Smithfield’s Ox Engineering has suggested that the NSW government rethink a few policies.
The nation’s peak body for dental manufacturers and suppliers has welcomed changes to the regulatory regime.
The federal government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda has included an initiative to remove red tape around product approvals.
With the knock back of the carbon tax repeal, things look to get messy for industry.
Australia’s performance, according to a World Economic Forum study on global competitiveness, has fallen one place in the most recent rankings to be ranked 21st overall.
Government needs to address manufacturing’s labour challenges through supporting skills develop and collaboration rather than pushing for a bottom line on rights and conditions, says AMWU.