To enable decision makers respond to uncertainty in global value chains, the World Economic Forum has released a Strategic Value Framework in partnership with the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP). Taking a case-study approach to understanding the rapid changes affecting global trade and supply networks, the framework looks at the cotton industry, the electronics industry, … Continue reading Framework to plan for global uncertainty
The automotive value chain has been constantly evolving. With the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) into the market, Akolade discussed how to navigate this changing world with Mike Chaffins. The world of manufacturing is constantly changing – with new manufacturing supply chains influencing the way we think about production. Mike Chaffins – Sr. Director of … Continue reading Getting the foundations right: the 4Ps of the automotive value chain
In two announcements, the Australian Department of Defence has reached out to industry to make it easier for manufacturers to supply products for defence applications. In a change to the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), Australian businesses will no longer need a Defence contract to gain DISP membership. Companies can now self-nominate for DISP membership. … Continue reading Defence sets out new terms of engagement with manufacturers
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and GS1 Australia have announces a significant step toward the adoption and implementation of global data standards (GDS) to improve freight visibility and supply chain efficiencies in the logistics industry. Acting on a recommendation from the ALC Technology Committee, the ALC Board has endorsed a policy statement that “ALC and its … Continue reading ALC Board endorses adoption of global data standards
GreyOrange announces three new sites for deployment of its Butler robotics system across Japan and Europe
Robotics and supply chain automation company, GreyOrange, has announced installations for the deployment of its Butler robotics system at three new sites, located in Japan and Europe. The upcoming site in Japan is for Trusco Nakayama Corporation, a leading wholesale trading company specialising in machine tools and equipment for production sites, wholesale distributors and retailers. … Continue reading GreyOrange announces three new sites for deployment of its Butler robotics system across Japan and Europe
The Victorian State Government is partnering with BAE Systems in a bid to secure a multibillion-dollar land military vehicle project and create defence manufacturing and supply chain jobs in regional Victoria, according to a press release. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis visited the Wodonga facility of Parker Hannifin Australia with Member for Indi Cathy … Continue reading Jobs boost imminent as Vic gov partners BAE for land military vehicle project
A $50 million centre to develop drone and robotics technology for the Defence Force will be built in Queensland. The Queensland state government welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to back Queensland’s bid to host the Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems. It will be a national facility that develops technology like drones and robotics … Continue reading QLD’s $50m tech hub for military drones
Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia’s entire agricultural supply chain, potentially saving the industry millions of dollars annually. The CSIRO researchers have applied the logistics tool TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) to 98 per cent of agriculture transport across Australia including commodities such as beef, sheep, goats, … Continue reading TraNSIT shows road to greater cost savings
In a press release by PR Newswire, energy companies British Petroleum (BP) and Shell will be leading a consortium of companies that include Statoil, trading houses Gunvor, Koch Supply & Trading, Mercuria, banks ABN Amro, ING and Societe Generale to create a blockchain energy trading platform. The move indicates a major shift to create and invest in … Continue reading Blockchain-based platform for energy trading: energy companies leading the charge
The Ai Group Defence Council Australian says that the local industry has the capability, capacity and determination to meet the Naval Shipbuilding Plan challenge. The Council called for greater recognition of these local capabilities, as well as a more considered debate focussing on a national approach to further building that capability and delivering outcomes. “Australia’s … Continue reading Australia highly capable of meeting Naval Shipbuilding Plan challenge: Ai Group
The Victorian government has said that Alcoa’s Portland smelter has restored production capacity lost following a power outage in December last year that they say will boost the confidence for manufacturing workers and local businesses. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney met Alcoa workers and contractors to celebrate completion of the … Continue reading Alcoa smelter production capacity restored
According to a press statement by the Victorian Government has backed more local Gippsland businesses to drive growth and create almost 100 new jobs across the region. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Eastern Victorian Harriet Shing toured Gippsland Solar in Traralgon to announce new grants from the Victorian Government’s $10 … Continue reading 100 new jobs created as Vic Government backs Gippsland businesses
Aspen Technology has launched aspenONE Version 10 software, its latest asset performance management, engineering, and manufacturing and supply chain software release. The release supports companies’ evolution from process optimisation to asset optimisation – the next frontier of optimisation to help drive increased financial return over the entire asset lifecycle. The software release includes aspenONE Asset … Continue reading Software for design, operations and maintenance
BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the announcement of the renewal of Australia’s Global Supply Chain Agreement by Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne. The agreement will allow BAE Systems to continue to provide Australian companies with access to commercial and defence opportunities within its international business. In 2016, the company had contracts with over 24,000 … Continue reading Australia’s Global Supply Chain Agreement to sustain defence industry
Government has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin to grow the international competitiveness of small and medium sized companies and their ability to enter export markets. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said Defence has seven defence primes with global supply chain agreements, which has provided Australian industry with contracts totalling over $830 million. “This … Continue reading New opportunities for Australian defence exports
A new study from Deloitte has found that cyber security breaches in manufacturing plants are increasing, with the sector “woefully unprepared” for these threats. Titled Industry 4.0 and Cyber Risk: Security in an age of connected production, the Deloitte study revealed that one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of … Continue reading Deloitte: Manufacturers “woefully unprepared” for supply chain threats
Following the opening last year of its Asian-Pacific office located in Sydney, Apex Supply Chain Technologies (Apex) is now taking its innovations further afield when it showcases its Cloud based automated locker solutions at CeMAT in Melbourne. For many at the industry expo, it will be the first time they are able to get up close and personal with … Continue reading Apex debuts cloud technology to Melbourne during CeMAT 2016
The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia has announced today the finalists for the ASCL Awards, the oldest such program in the industry.
The first-of-type Airbus A350 XWB delivered in December last year contained over 1,000 3D printed resin parts.
DHL Supply Chain have launched a new 90,000 square metre supply chain campus in Sydney’s western suburbs.