Whyalla’s “death notice” has been written a number of times over the past 40 years, beginning with the closure of the shipyards in 1978, continuing with predictions of doom in the lead-up to the carbon tax, and most recently, as what was once the BHP steelworks clung to life, suffocating in debt and despair under its next owner in 2016.
With the re-election of the Andrews government in Victoria, the Free TAFE for Priority Courses policy will be rolled out in 2019. This is a positive step towards repairing the TAFE system, which has been damaged by years of funding cuts and competition with an unregulated private training sector.
An Industry Growth Centres showcase at Parliament House yesterday highlighted some of the successful projects from the initiative, and coincided with an announcement from industry minister Karen Andrews of the program’s extension by another two years.
Job-shop innovation survey – How basic management principles can impact job-shop innovation in Australia
As we are approaching one of the busiest seasons of the year, it would be quite easy to assume one of the main things on your mind would be to clear the order book and get as many jobs out the door as quickly (and efficiently) as possible. Whilst undeniably an important part of job-shop success, it doesn’t tell us the whole story – you still have to explore new opportunities towards long-term growth whilst leveraging the flexibility that makes your organisation what it is in the first place.
We all know team leaders play an important role within a manufacturing shop floor in shaping the team’s effectiveness. However, specific roles and responsibilities given to a team leader are often different from company to company. So, how does Toyota approach this? What is the role of a team leader within a Toyota final assembly plant?
Production has begun at the Sonnen battery factory in Adelaide, at the site of the former GM Holden plant.
Naval defence procurement is very big business. Nine Hunter-class frigates will cost Australian taxpayers A$35 billion; the 12 submarines to replace the existing Collins-class subs at least A$50 billion.
The Department of Defence has formally accepted the first two of 15 deployable cabins – which will provide secure, transportable workplaces to support F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operations and maintenance – from Lockheed Martin Australia.
This is how you reshore manufacturing of even the most simple low cost products to Australia.