food & beverage export success
Innovation and Best Practices

Top 5 tips for food and beverage export success

Thinking about expanding your food & beverage business overseas? Learn the top 5 strategies for food and beverage export success. Clean, green, high quality and healthy — Australian food & beverage products have an enviable reputation abroad. As a result, the market is ripe for those producers looking to take the step overseas. The China-Australia Free Trade […]

unreliable equipment
Lean Manufacturing & OEE

The real cost of unreliable equipment — it’s significant

If you can’t count on your equipment to work when production is scheduled, it’s unreliable. In the manufacturing industry, unreliable equipment has a greater cost than just monetary: it can affect workers, customer relationships, brand reputation and beyond. So before you make any cuts to your maintenance budget or delay on replacing failing equipment, take […]

manufacturing stories that shaped 2016
Global Manufacturing

2016 in review: manufacturing stories that shaped the year

With the festive holidays just around the corner, it’s time to take stock on the year that was. Let’s look back on the headline-hitting manufacturing stories that shaped 2016 and what we’ve learnt. Australian innovation flounders Innovation was a hot topic in 2016. First, global measurement company Nielsen found that successful innovation is the key […]

bottled water trends
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

4 bottled water trends to watch in 2017

One of the most exciting things about the bottled water market is its constant growth and evolution. Over the past two decades, bottled water has become the fastest-growing beverage market in the world; valued at $157 billion in 2013, it is expected to reach a massive $280b by 2020. There are countless factors behind this […]

pre-printed cartons vs inline printed cartons
Product Identification Technologies

Pre-printed cartons vs inline printed cartons: should you make the switch?

In the relentless search for ways to optimise the cost and efficiency of production lines, every process counts. Here, we put the spotlight on carton printing. For years, manufacturers have relied on pre-printed cartons for packing and shipping their products. However, as product ranges expand and exports increase, there’s a lot to be gained from […]

inefficient coding and labelling
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

10 ways to optimise your current coding and labelling operations

Inefficient coding and labelling operations can hold back a business. Are yours? To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, every manufacturing business needs to run as efficiently as possible. The hard truth is that if your line is not operating efficiently, your days are numbered. But there’s one area many manufacturers overlook that could […]

crowdfunding
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

Can crowdfunding help your business grow?

A book (with a difference, see below) written by Thankyou co-founder Daniel Flynn, a “customisable gourmet salt collection”, and a “cocktail party in a box” are just three of the dozens and dozens of recent successful products launched with the support of crowdfunding. Like a new rock star announcing their presence on the world stage, […]