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$254 million investment in high value manufacturing
The Commonwealth Government has announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme.
Research review focuses on growth through innovation, collaboration
An updated and more targeted Cooperative Research Centres Programme will build stronger connections between research and industry, as the Australian Government implements the findings ...
NMW 2015: Countdown Commences
In barely a week's time, the doors will open on an expanded National Manufacturing Week (May 26 - 29, Melbourne).
Inaugural intralogistics show wraps up in Sydney
The inaugural CeMAT AUSTRALIA, the intralogistics and materials handling show based on the well-known CeMAT Hannover, drew to a close on Thursday 7 May.
Manufacturing contraction eases in April: Australian PMI
Activity across the Australian manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth consecutive month in April, although the pace of contraction eased, with the Australian Industry Group ...
Energy sector reforms 'delivering' lower electricity bills
Consumers will see reductions in electricity prices as a result of Australian Government-led reforms to the energy sector, Minister for Industry and Science, Ian Macfarlane, has ...
Chief Scientist's research highlights importance of STEM skills
"The latest research from the Office of the Chief Scientist released today (29 April) highlights the growing importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ...
How to reduce waste in transportation
In order to manufacture, you have to move things. Components in the manufacturing process have to be made somewhere and moved to your line.
How to reduce the waste of waiting
In daily life, waiting is inevitable; we wait for trains, we wait even longer for planes and longer again for doctors. The time we spend waiting is mostly out of our control, we are ...
Industry at centre of new training development arrangements
The Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, has announced new arrangements for training product development at the Australian Industry Group in ...
'Country to company' missions key to Australian SME growth
Australian businesses would benefit enormously if Government trade and investment strategies focused more on "country to company" facilitation, the Chairman of the Australian Advanced ...
Optimising forklift safety and efficiency | Part 2
In this series of three articles we discuss how you can optimise forklift safety and efficiency for your business.
6 Benefits of Regular One-to-One Staff Meetings
Right now you're probably spinning in your swivel chair at the mere thought of that headline. What? One-on-one meetings with all my staff? Correct.
How to buy the right small business computers
Computers are the engine room of any business. Too small and you'll roll along pleasantly enough, but your competitors will sail on by.
Manufacturing process expert joins NMW's distinguished speakers
Bob Sproull is set to present on practices that erode manufacturer profit and the best ways to improve them.
Hands-free system revolutionises Copenhagen Airport bulk baggage flow
Annoyed passengers and an increase in compensation cases for handlers are some of the difficulties facing the aviation industry today. Behind the scenes of a busy airport, airline ...
Manufacturing falters despite lift in exports: Australian PMI
The performance of the Australian manufacturing sector continued to falter in March, with the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) ...
How to create an evacuation procedure
It happens. And it happens far too often. Disaster can strike any business at any time, and does. The best advice is to expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything.
How to hone your eye for talent in the interview process
Job interviews, they make or break careers; they can be the beginning of dreams and the stuff of nightmares. Yet they are an essential cog in the business machine, generating the ...
What to look for in an overseas manufacturing partner
So you've got a great new product you believe is going to turn the Australian market on its head and maybe even do some decent business worldwide. Now you're looking for someone to ...
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