coronavirus
Global Manufacturing

How the coronavirus will disrupt the Australian supply chain

* Updated 22nd February, 2020 It’s official: the World Health Organisation has announced coronavirus as a public-health emergency of international concern. The WHO also re-named the disease on February 11: to COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019”. Infections spread from China to more than 21,000 people around the world – which is more than the number of people […]

Australian native ingredients and bush tucker are a growing food & beverage trend
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

Top 5 native ingredients you should know

Forget kombucha, hemp and fake meat. There’s one growing food trend that is uniquely Australian: native ingredients.  Globally acclaimed Australian restaurants such as Melbourne’s Attica and Adelaide’s Orana, are using native ingredients to inspire their menus and their diners’ palates. The Birdcage marquee at last year’s Melbourne Cup served a four-course menu full of native Australian […]

African Swine Fever
Product Identification Technologies

African Swine Fever: what could it mean for Australian meat exporters?

African Swine Fever (ASF) is on Australia’s doorstep. Quite literally: the deadly virus was detected in Timor-Leste, just 680km north of Darwin, in October last year; while a few days ago, the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, reported more cases in Indonesia, including Australian tourist hot-spot Bali. Further outbreaks have also occurred in […]

Coles Nurture Fund Woolworths Organic Growth Fund
Global Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing & OEE

Top Australian manufacturing grants

Thinking about expanding your business? Want to update your equipment to meet growing demand? Raising capital for business-growth initiatives is one of the biggest challenges Australian manufacturers face. But there is a solution… Grants.  There are countless grants and funding programs available to help Australian manufacturers and processors. Many of these are government initiatives, but […]

2020 predictions
Automation & Process Control, Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices, Lean Manufacturing & OEE

2020 Predictions for Australian manufacturers and suppliers

That’s (nearly) it folks! While this decade isn’t quite over, the end of 2019 and moving into 2020 has a feeling of change. And looking back, there have been massive changes over the past 10 years.  We’ve seen a growing use of automation and robotics, digitisation and data analytics. And watched 3G move to 4G and now 5G. More […]

recycling in Australia
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

How Australian manufacturers can embrace a circular economy to deal with the recycling crisis

Could the circular economy help deal with the crisis around recycling in Australia? Here’s how Australian manufacturers could make a difference.  The crisis around recycling in Australia made front-page news last year when China announced its decision to ban imports of recyclable waste from all over the world. China had been handling nearly half the world’s […]

Matthews is the Australasian leader in SSCC pallet labelling
Automation & Process Control, Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

The costliest mistakes with SSCC pallet labelling + how to fix them

Mistakes happen in labelling. However, the mistakes you make with SSCC labels can have expensive repercussions for your business and your customers.  Why? Because retailers rely on SSCC pallet labels (aka logistics labels) to efficiently and accurately process inbound pallets into DCs.  The industry standard for logistics labelling is a Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC), which uniquely […]

Australian National Outlook
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

The Australian national outlook: top takeaways for manufacturers

Will Australia thrive in the next 40 years? Or is its future prosperity at risk?  That’s what the Australian National Outlook 2019 (ANO 2019) is all about.   The report, published by CSIRO in June, spells out the challenges, choices and likely consequences we face between now and 2060 that could disrupt Australia’s current conditions and influence our […]

spring bbq
Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies

Are you IN to WIN a Weber Q bbq this spring?!

*** Thank you; this competition is now closed. Make sure you connect with us here for insights and tailored information for Australian makers & movers, domestically and on the global stage. *** “Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the barbeque is?” If this is you, we can help.  Matthews Australasia is running a […]