PC to investigate supply chain vulnerabilty

The federal government has given the Productivity Commission the task of reviewing Australia’s supply chain vulnerabilities and risks following the shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Productivity Commission will look at Australia’s supply chains, as well as longer term trends in relation to Australia’s linkages and dependencies on international trade and assess whether vulnerabilities or…

Austal USA President resigns following naval ship inquiry

International shipbuilder Austal has accepted the resignation of its US President Craig Perciavalle following the completion of an investigation into cost escalations of Littoral Combat Ships (pictured) the company is building for the US Navy. Investigations by US regulatory authorities focused on Austal USA’s write back of work in progress attributable to the LCS program,…