There are some big advantages to reshoring. Marks Peters discusses the topic, its job-creating impacts, and some recent Australian success stories.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: how to approach Industry 4.0 by Nico Adams
Our “technologies and tools” series continues with a look at Industry 4.0 for SMEs. Nico Adams writes about some business model possibilities, and the questions a manufacturing company should begin asking before they “get into” Industry 4.0.
The founder and CEO of listed accountancy firm Kelly + Partners is advising its 7,500 clients to look for Australian suppliers rather than import from China.
The Lowy Institute’s 2020 “Understanding Australian Attitudes to the World” poll has found “unprecedented shifts” in Australian public opinion, with more people feeling unsafe in the world, optimism about the economy at an historic low, and a precipitate decline in trust in China.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: If we can’t find the skills here, we should be able to import them by Philip Ewen
@AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools” series continues with a frank look at skills shortage issues from Philip Ewen, the former head of a successful Australian SME manufacturer.
Amid the urgent need to slow climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency makes sense. But as Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel last week warned, we’re not “anywhere close to having that nailed”.
Two Perth facilities have been awarded a total of $6 million under the federal Space Infrastructure Fund.
The founder of Sydney audio technology manufacturer Rode Microphones has bought the world’s most expensive guitar at an auction, paying nearly $A9 million for an instrument owned by musician Kurt Cobain.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: Robotics and automation post-Covid-19 by Colin Thomas
As we map out how SME CEOs can benefit from a resurgence in manufacturing, Colin Thomas offers this guide to help to identify opportunities and advantages of automation.
Berg Engineering has earned a $161,719 grant under the Queensland government’s Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program. The funds would help Berg – which has manufacturing sites at Brendale and Gladstone – purchase advanced line boring equipment, it said. According to the company, it would assist in creating five new jobs and entering the defence, energy and…