In August David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, had the privilege of participating in the inaugural conference of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum. One of the highlights was the Forum’s panel discussion about ‘Industry 4.0 Foresight’ in which he highlighted the imperative for Australian manufacturers to join the Industry 4.0 movement.
By Andrea Polson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Licella Currently only 50% of plastics can be physically recycled. The rest, termed ‘End-of-Life Plastic’, is sent to landfill, incinerated or ends up in our oceans. Almost two years after China Sword (the World’s major waste importer banning the import of foreign waste), we still need to…
A while ago I blogged about Viridi, a clever bunch that is developing a way to salvage grape sugar, tartaric acid and antioxidants from wine waste.
The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund was announced during the last federal election and launched last week. What are some ways you can maximise your application’s chances of success?
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…
By Mark Burgess, CEO, Quickstep Holdings Mark Burgess had a long international career before moving to lead Sydney composites manufacturer, Quickstep. Here he comments on the challenges faced by his company to innovate in Australia. Australia’s Nation brand reputation is not one of industry or innovation. This affects how others see us, but also affects…
We are entering a new era of business related technologies that will change how very many of us work, how business models operate, and which of these business approaches wins and loses.
Innovation can be defined as the creation of value through implementing new or enhanced products, services, processes, technologies, or organisational methods and business models.
There is no shortage of Aussie manufacturers applying great ideas. However, I would argue they could do a better job of putting their cleverness forward.
Apart from leadership itself perhaps, the most important thing for any organisation to get right is its overall business strategy.