Global Manufacturing

The tale of SPC Ardmona: what we can learn about Australian manufacturing (+ government)

Heard the one about SPCA? You only need to look at the headlines over the past 12 months to recognise the decline of SPC Ardmona’s fruit-processing business is not an isolated event. Heinz closed its cannery business in the Goulburn Valley in 2012, Windsor Farm has closed in Cowra, and only a few small players […]

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Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

Weighing in: how to keep your product quality and costs in check

By guest author, Thomas Kern, of Bizerba* In the manufacturing world, what you don’t see can hurt you. Supermarket chains are increasingly requesting higher quality standards from their suppliers in the fresh produce, dairy and general grocery sectors. Demands on your manufacturing processes are more intense than ever, necessitating faster production while still maintaining accurate […]