A new deal plan for manufacturing – technology planning for competitiveness by Iain Wicking

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 is now in its fourth week. Here Iain Wicking proposes a radical approach to technology planning for competitiveness.. The 21st century battlefield thus far has been characterised not by kinetic warfare but by achieving economic supremacy over…

Troubled Lynas plant restarts today

Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation has announced the restart from today of its Malaysian processing facility, following a general re-opening of the economy by the Malaysian government. The plant, which was shut down as part of national efforts to halt the spread of Covid-19, will operate at 70 per cent capacity. The company told investors:…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – what we have learned from readers by Jon Hayward-Wright

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 has been overwhelmed with submissions. Jon Hayward-Wright reveals key themes from readers as he leads the task of distilling ideas into a new deal plan. Plus, Jon wants to hear from readers interested to join a small…

DXN data centres report growth

Modular data centre manufacturer and operator DXN has reported growth and cost reductions during the March quarter as it continues to execute its business plan. Cash receipts from customers were up $1.4 million on the previous corresponding period to $2.1 million. Staff numbers were reduced and the Board trimmed from six members to three, saving…

ResMed’s strong growth during Covid-19

Sleep apnea device manufacturer ResMed has reported an operating profit up 31 per cent in the third quarter as it pivots towards products used to fight Covid-19. The company reported revenues up 16 per cent on the previous corresponding quarter to $ 1.19 billion (US$769.5 million). The company, which makes sleep apnea machines and hospital…