industry cloud
Innovation and Best Practices

Moving into the industry cloud — manufacturing’s ‘new phenomenon’

The industry cloud is the next step in connected manufacturing. What is it and how could it give you the advantage? Just as you were getting to grips with cloud computing, there’s a new phenomenon making waves in manufacturing: the industry cloud.  Having said that, an industry cloud isn’t new; supply chains have been migrating to […]

National Food Waste Strategy
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

National Food Waste Strategy: what it means for food labelling

Food waste reduction is now a national priority for the Australian Government. Does this mean change is imminent for food labelling? Food waste is estimated to cost the Australian economy $20 billion each year, with Australian consumers throwing away around 3.1 million tonnes of edible food a year. Research indicates Australians bin the equivalent of […]

expert predictions for manufacturing in 2018
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

6 expert predictions for manufacturing in 2018

It’s been a big year for manufacturing in Australia. Activity surged to its highest level in 15 years during 2017. Then began to slow down again. We met robots such as Sophia and AMY. We said goodbye to 457 visas, and hello to Amazon. As the new year rapidly approaches, we can’t help but wonder… […]

food waste
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

How the world is tackling food waste

Fact: Food waste is a huge global issue. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, 28% of the world’s agriculture area is used to produce food that ultimately goes to waste each year. In fact, The Guardian reports that nearly 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year — which is more […]

top trends in coding and labelling of 2016
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

What we saw in the coding and labelling world in 2016

Between Trump’s shock election in the USA, Brexit, and Australia’s fifth straight Test defeat, 2016 has been a year to remember. But while all this was happening, what was going on in the coding and labelling world? Changes and advancements in the coding and labelling field are accelerating, and it can be hard to keep […]

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, […]

counterfeiting in fresh produce
Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

Is your brand being sold in other markets – and you don’t even know?

Have you heard the one about the Australian farmer who found out his Wagyu beef product was being sold in China as a cheaper cut? Unfortunately, it’s true. In late 2014, Victorian producer David Blackmore, of Blackmore Wagyu Beef, found out his premium product was being undermined in China by counterfeit products. Blackmore, who had […]

how Millennials are changing packaging
Innovation and Best Practices

How Millennials are forever changing the face of packaging

Millennials like to cook and spend big, according to the latest research by Tetra Pak. So what does this mean for brands and their packaging? If there’s one question looming over brands today, it’s “How can we reach the Millennial market?” Not only are they the largest generation by population size, but Millennials — previously […]

how wine makers can beat the counterfeiters
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

How wine makers can beat the counterfeiters

Counterfeiting is a global issue and has been for many years; especially in the wine industry. But advances in technology have given counterfeiters the ability to make ever-more-convincing counterfeit goods. Fast. The Australian wine industry, among others, is a victim of counterfeit goods — especially with the growing Asian market for high-end Australian produce. Just […]