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Rebounding manufacturers look forward to more profitable 2017
Australia’s manufacturers have rebounded strongly in recent months and are confident of improving profits next year due to rising turnover and a lower Australian dollar, the September ...
5 Ways Lean Manufacturing Improves Profits
If you know anything about lean manufacturing you’ve probably heard good and bad.
Engineers challenge Minister over Skilled Occupation listing
The Government continues to allow companies to source engineers from overseas when thousands of Australian based engineers struggle to find work.
Ai Group leads high-level Industry 4.0 apprenticeship initiative
"Ai Group is embarking on a major collaborative project that could reinvent apprenticeships in Australia."
6 Great Podcasts for Manufacturing Professionals
If you’re not up to speed with podcasts, they’re a great way to stay up to speed with anything and everything while, well, operating at speed.
Roadmap to guide the way to workplace safety: SafeWork NSW
SafeWork NSW recently launched a new work health and safety Roadmap for NSW which sets a number of ambitious targets to reduce the rate of injury, illness and fatalities in NSW ...
Ai Group trade report: Lower dollar a positive but challenges remain
An Ai Group National CEO survey released 15 August 2016 has found that the lower dollar is helping Australian businesses and manufacturers.
Work needed to boost apprenticeship numbers: ACCI
Words are not enough: report highlights vital role apprenticeships play in the modern economy.
Manufacturing people power: full time or labour hire?
With eCommerce and an ever-growing market of impatient customers expecting everything yesterday, manufacturing has never faced more challenges.
Pilbara mine workers back-paid $240,600
A labour-hire company has back-paid 13 workers a total of $240,600 after they did not receive their termination entitlements at a mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Training Supervisors to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Employees
Mental and stress related disorders such as depression, anxiety and burnout account for a large percentage of all work-related health problems.
Ai Group welcomes job creation focus in SA State Budget
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) welcomes the SA Government's initiative in job creation and the Job Accelerator Program.
The Future of Manufacturing: It’s a Very Small World
Where do we look when we're developing new ways to improve the quality of our products and reduce their cost?
Does Brexit have any fibre?
What exactly is this British breakfast cereal that's got everyone in a tizz?
The importance of torque control
Torque control is a very important factor in any quality assurance system, however, torque control is often overlooked in many factories.
Women considered better industry workers. Or not?
Women and industry workplace settings aren’t a common picture that comes to mind.
Be prepared - wage rate changes effective 1 July 2016
A new National Minimum Wage comes into effect from the first pay period on or after tomorrow, July 1.
Manufacturers plan for more investment and new jobs
Australia's manufacturers remain upbeat thanks to an uptick in home building activity and the lower Australian dollar, although the surge in confidence of late last year is abating, ...
Reinventing Company Culture to Increase Employee Engagement and Safety
Company culture, an elusive and often overlooked and undervalued concept.
Cautious approach needed on apprenticeship quotas: ACCI
Labor is right to seek ways to reverse the slide in apprenticeship numbers but its proposal for quotas on government-funded infrastructure projects needs to be considered with caution, ...
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