Last month I learned a lot about manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in Australia. I thought I would use this opportunity to share my observations around National Manufacturing Week.
With all the talk in business and government about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups these days, what about quality?
WhyWayDo is a simple framework for deliberately designing a manufacturing culture in such a way that it contributes to achieving your strategic goals. It helps everyone in the company focus on “what matters most”.
Forum member Anna Reid, General Manager of Manufacturing of Asahi Beverages, explains building a smart value chain is key to success. She spoke at National Manufacturing Week today. Undoubtedly, there are numerous factors that contribute to a manufacturing company being a leader. The fundamental attributes that have contributed to our business success, include having a…
A privilege of this role is that we at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) get to see Australian ideas of all kinds evolve into high-value products and jobs.
Forum member Dennis Rutzou delivers some sage advice on how manufacturers can tell their stories to the world Every business has a unique story to tell. Success, mediocrity, or even failure can depend upon it, and getting your message out should be a basic operating principal of any business. But it is much more than…
I’ve been working on a range of automation and robotics projects to help SMEs maximise productivity and gain efficiencies using technology.
A cobot or collaborative robot is a robot intended to work alongside humans in a shared workspace, and they can deliver real process improvements without the hefty price tag or complex operating requirements that SMEs might expect.
Australia’s defence industry sector has an odd shape. Medium size companies are rare. We’ve a strong top and a large bottom – but why so hollow in the middle?
Effective leaders lead by example and are true to their commitments. They deliver on their promises, and then and only then can they and do they expect everyone else around them to do the same.