The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 has taken in a broad range of perspectives. Here Scott Blakemore looks at SME leadership, reminding us that manufacturers can do a better job of being better prepared for the future.
A new deal plan for manufacturing – Manufacturing will languish without action to train a skilled Australian workforce
@AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing turns to the importance of VET skills. Gary Workman describes why these are vital for the industry’s future prosperity.
The economic heart attack induced by COVID-19 has revealed an ugly truth – many very large companies have too little cash to ride out sharp downturns.
In these uncertain times I feel our local manufacturers need some practical advice on how to manage the situation. We have an opportunity to demonstrate our manufacturing agility and show how we can stand tall and stand together in the face of uncertainty.
Phoslock wins Rio contract Large-scale water treatment company Phoslock has won a $2 million contract to clean up one of Rio de Janiero’s main drinking water reservoirs. The company, which does most of its business in highly-polluted Chinese waterways, will bind and remove phosphorous from the reservoir operated by utility Cia Estadual de Águas e…
Member viewpoint by Australian Manufacturing Forum member Greg Newham As efficient transport is a key factor in the cost of manufacturing, rising and unpredictable fuel prices represent an ongoing challenge to Australia’s manufacturing sector to remain competitive. The ability of Australia’s transport industry to service the needs of the market continues to be impacted by…
By Professor Danny Samson For many years, I have pondered why Australia has not been able to take its high performing companies to the global stage. Larger countries such as the USA, Germany, France, Japan, Korea and most recently China have done so very successfully. Companies from smaller countries have done so too, such as…
Innovation can be defined as the creation of value through implementing new or enhanced products, services, processes, technologies, or organisational methods and business models.
Apart from leadership itself perhaps, the most important thing for any organisation to get right is its overall business strategy.
This time around our Meet a Member guest is Shay Chalmers, who tells us about her passion for manufacturing and the shifts in her career, which includes managing an Ohio steel mill during the GFC, returning to Australia to work in medical device manufacturing, and founding her consultancy.