seasonal packaging
Innovation and Best Practices

Is seasonal packaging a waste of time?

Christmas is just around the corner and supermarket shelves are inevitably turning shades of red and green as brands switch to seasonal packaging. It seems like only yesterday we said goodbye to the vibrant orange packaging of Halloween. It might make for an eye-catching supermarket aisle but do consumers really want special seasonal packaging? Does […]

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 […]

new packaging technologies
Innovation and Best Practices

New packaging technologies that could change the world

The future of packaging is here – well, almost. Here’s our pick of new packaging technologies with the power to change the world. The times they are a-changin’. The rapid digitalisation of practically everything means that new packaging technologies are reaching exciting heights. We’re not just talking about good packaging design (though that is important […]

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. […]

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, […]

next-generation robots are transforming manufacturing
Innovation and Best Practices

How next-generation robots are transforming manufacturing

Next-generation robots are transforming manufacturing as we know it. Here’s how. Ever since General Motors deployed the Unimate robot in its factories in 1961, robots in manufacturing have tended to be large, unyielding machines, typically limited to one task. Unimate had its advantages — it was versatile (for its time) and could do tasks that […]

disruptive innovation
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

3 brilliant lessons every food & beverage company can learn from Tesla

Brand innovation and disruption are exploding. News feeds are filled with stories of emerging brands re-imagining nearly every product and service category. However, when it comes to innovation in the Australian food & beverage industry, everything is eerily quiet. Yet food & beverage brand owners need to innovate; it’s an essential driver in helping companies […]