Top Industry News & Ideas This Week

By: IndustrySearch
09 May, 2019

This week: Aussie company charging ahead in the race to power tomorrow’s cars - The factory of the future - Food and beverage manufacturing on the rise - and more.

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The Brisbane company charging ahead in the race to power tomorrow’s cars 

Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could potentially power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. - aumanufacturing.com.au

 

Flinders’ Factory of the Future heralds new era for manufacturing

A proposed $50 million Flinders University-led Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (ACIM) at Tonsley will be the nation’s first reconfigurable ‘Future Factory’- connecting Australian companies with the latest manufacturing technologies, research expertise and providing training to modernise workforces. - flinders.edu.au

 

Food and beverage manufacturing is on the rise

Australia's manufacturing industry expanded in April, led by the food and beverages sector, according to the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). - foodprocessing.com.au

 

Amazon says fully automated shipping warehouses are at least a decade away

The future of Amazon’s logistics network will undoubtedly involve artificial intelligence and robotics, but it’s an open question at what point AI-powered machines will be doing a majority of the work. - theverge.com

 

Mistakes to Avoid When Your Manufacturing Firm is Shipping Hazardous Things

One of the biggest issues organizations often have is that they’re not actually clear about which items classify as hazardous in the first place. While it’s quite obvious that some things could be dangerous, there are a lot of items which don’t immediately seem to ... - manufacturingtomorrow.com

 

Six ways robots are used today that you probably didn’t know about

How many times in the past week do you think your life was affected by a robot? Unless you have a robot vacuum cleaner, you might say that robots had no real impact on your life. But you’re wrong. Let’s take a look at some of the ways robots are being used right now but that you probably have no idea about. - theconversation.com

 

Govt’s $50m lift for manufacturers

The Coalition will hand Australia’s manufacturing sector a $50 million boost as part of the newly created Manufacturing Modernisation Fund. - innovationaus.com

 

Labor pledges millions for electric vehicle industry growth

A Federal Labor government would spend millions of dollars trying to capitalise on growth in the electric vehicle industry, saying there must be "blue collar opportunities" in the fight against climate change. - abc.net.au

 

Don’t Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise

Expertise sounds like an unqualified good in professional contexts. But in studying top executives over the past decade, I’ve come to understand that expertise can also severely impede performance, in two important ways. - hbr.org

 

How Are You 'Showing Up'?

It was a typical day in high-volume manufacturing. There was a new task at hand at the $100 million+, 300-person operation that needed to happen right away. Sound familiar? - industryweek.com

 

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