The refusal of car makers to share their technical information and its effect on independent repairers has been in the spotlight lately. There are some similarities to a saga from earlier in the decade, and one which has led to the existence of a company calling itself Australia’s first and only watch manufacturer.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced today that it will sell its SPC business, following a strategic review launched in August.
Analysis by Peter Roberts. Since the fall of the dollar from its resources-boom highs manufacturing has been on the up with the small and medium size business (SMEs) sector now emerging as a star performer in the economy. Tentatively at first SMEs used up spare capacity, but now leaders such as Adelaide-based REDARC Electronics are…
Packaging maker Orora (ASX: ORA) has become the second company in a week to expand in the United States, citing a better business environment. Orora, which was split off from the giant AMCOR packaging group, will spend $110 million to buy Texas-based Pollock Packaging, beefing up its US operations. The company has 28 packaging plants…
Analysis by Peter Roberts. There is a bit of a myth in Australian high technology circles that local manufacturing is too hard, but you have got to feel for those commercialising IoT enabled agriculture product, Ceres Tag. Ceres Tag is a smart ear tag for the livestock industry that uses technologies such as GPS and…
Job-shop innovation survey – How basic management principles can impact job-shop innovation in Australia
As we are approaching one of the busiest seasons of the year, it would be quite easy to assume one of the main things on your mind would be to clear the order book and get as many jobs out the door as quickly (and efficiently) as possible. Whilst undeniably an important part of job-shop success, it doesn’t tell us the whole story – you still have to explore new opportunities towards long-term growth whilst leveraging the flexibility that makes your organisation what it is in the first place.
Winners in the 56th Australian Export Awards were named at an event in Canberra last night (Tuesday), with the Australian Exporter of the Year title shared by Aspen Medical and SEAPA.
We all know team leaders play an important role within a manufacturing shop floor in shaping the team’s effectiveness. However, specific roles and responsibilities given to a team leader are often different from company to company. So, how does Toyota approach this? What is the role of a team leader within a Toyota final assembly plant?
Production has begun at the Sonnen battery factory in Adelaide, at the site of the former GM Holden plant.
Naval defence procurement is very big business. Nine Hunter-class frigates will cost Australian taxpayers A$35 billion; the 12 submarines to replace the existing Collins-class subs at least A$50 billion.