bimodal supply chain
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

5 things you need to know about a bimodal supply chain

According to global research and advisory company Gartner, “bimodal” is the future of the supply chain. But if you’ve never considered a bimodal supply chain strategy, you’re not alone. It might be the topic de jour, but many Australian manufacturers haven’t yet come across the concept of a bimodal supply chain, let alone started to […]

millennials in the workforce
Global Manufacturing

Why Australian manufacturers need millennials in the workforce

Narcissistic, attention seeking, distracted, disloyal, Snapchatters…the list goes on. Given that they make up half the workforce and just over one in four are already in management positions, it’s worrying that such negative stereotypes haunt the millennial generation. But the reality is that manufacturers who embrace millennials in the workforce stand to gain.   Back […]

AUSPACK 2017
Global Manufacturing, Trends in Identification

AUSPACK 2017 wrap-up: What you might have missed

The biggest Sydney AUSPACK yet in terms of space and exhibitors has closed its doors. We’ve got the lowdown on what you might have missed. As the packaging and processing industry’s premier event, AUSPACK always leaves visitors with plenty to ponder. The 2017 event was no exception, as 350-plus exhibitors and 1,200-plus brands combined to illuminate […]

manufacturing predictions for 2017
Global Manufacturing, Product Identification Technologies

Experts share their manufacturing predictions for 2017

How does 2017 look for manufacturers? We decided the best way to find out is going straight to the experts. We asked Janette Woodhouse, editor of What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing and Prepared Food; Matthew Treeby, Commercial Marketing Manager – South Pacific at Rockwell Automation; and our own General Manager, Mark Dingley, to […]

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 […]

equipment finance
Global Manufacturing

Equipment finance tips for SMEs

No matter what industry you’re in, small and medium-sized businesses can often benefit from new equipment, machinery or vehicles. However, it’s very common for business owners to put off buying new equipment because of the cost involved. Upgrading your existing equipment or purchasing new machinery can provide a tangible return on investment (ROI) through improved […]

get ahead by being different
Global Manufacturing, Product Identification Technologies

How Australian businesses can get ahead by being different

There were many speakers at the recent Breaking Boundaries LIVE event that inspired the audience, but one person stood out: Daniel Flynn, cofounder of social enterprise Thankyou. Flynn is the pin-up boy for Australian food & drink businesses — and businesses in any other industry for that matter. With Flynn at the helm, Thankyou has grown […]

Industry 4.0
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices, Lean Manufacturing & OEE, Product Identification Technologies

What you need to know about Industry 4.0

The idea of Industry 4.0 has been hovering over the Australian manufacturing industry for a few years now, but what does it mean for manufacturers and why should you take notice? Here, we answer some common questions about Industry 4.0.   It’s a term that makes some manufacturers shudder with fear and others with anticipation. […]