The world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer, Foxconn, has mentioned plans to decrease its presence in China, and that the nation was no longer the world’s factory.
An Adelaide-based reusable cup manufacturer is raising money on Kickstarter to pay for moulds that will enable local production and the creation of as many as 15 jobs in the first year. InDaily reports that eCup was preparing to have its digitally-linked cups made in China late-last year, with a cost for $15,000 to make…
Among Australia’s manufacturing community — which has been identified as a potential source of growth post-Covid — there is hope that consumers and others will buy more local goods now and when the pandemic has finally passed.
The pandemic has changed the way we think about supply chains, in particular the chains that feed our need for food, medical supplies, and defence equipment.
An analysis has described how it is “technically and commercially feasible” to build a lithium ion battery processing, manufacturing and trading hub in Western Australia.
Australian Parliament will listen to witnesses about the importance of strong domestic supply chains, collaboration, and resilience for manufacturers at a public hearing on Thursday.
While Australians are being employed on defence department projects, the use of Australian firms that develop and own intellectual property is at a near-record low.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has raised concerns that Woolworths’ focus on its business-to-business division could squeeze suppliers and hurt their ability to invest in new equipment and stay onshore.
Recent weeks have seen a renewed focus on supporting Australian made goods. From the industry minister — citing a “groundswell of community support” for locally-produced stuff — downwards, there’s hope consumers and businesses will open their wallets to Australian companies, creating local jobs in the process. Not everybody is certain it will work out…
There are some big advantages to reshoring. Marks Peters discusses the topic, its job-creating impacts, and some recent Australian success stories.