With all the talk in business and government about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups these days, what about quality?
In movies about ships, a crew feverishly changing their vessel’s name and flag to avoid detection is a common tactic. Nothing so simple could work in reality, right?
Companies making things as varied as caravan electronics and reusable cups have recently told us about why bringing manufacturing home is an advantage.
Comment by Peter Roberts One of Australia’s big four banks has broken ranks and come out swinging against one of the latest trends in record-keeping for business – blockchain. Maria Bellmas, associate director, trade and supply chain product at ANZ, published an article on the company website to pose the question “Is blockchain a false…
Reshoring manufacturing jobs isn’t exactly a hot topic in Australia. Over in the United States, it’s a different story.
Brent Balinski spoke to the Australian head of professional services company Genpact about the company’s recent report on artificial intelligence adoption and challenges.
The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has appointed Ivan Imparato as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a move the organisation says is in service of its strategy to bring professionalisation to the supply chain domain.
The concept of the circular economy has gained traction lately, as more people and the businesses that sell to them acknowledge growing populations and limited natural resources. Multinational brands are setting ambitious targets on reusable and recyclable material use. And ambitious countries such as the Netherlands are getting involved. The Dutch have committed to halve raw resource use by 2030 and to “achieve circularity”, or a completely circular economy, by 2050.
Australian and Chinese business groups have joined with Sydney entrepreneurial space Haymarket HQ (HHQ) to help businesses sell into Chinese consumer markets. HHQ, a co-working space for entrepreneurs exporting to Asia, has teamed up with Australia Post, Alibaba Cloud and the Australia-China Council for its China Canvas Challenge. The challenge involves a seven week online…
Listed retailer AuMake International (ASX:Au8) is gaining traction in the giant Chinese online and home shopping markets with its range of Australian and New Zealand manufactured products. The company’s latest China market update reports rising sales in its retail shops and in Chinese so-called daigou markets. AuMake reports a significant price differential between China on-shelf…