• CONGRATULATIONS – Dirk Crouse

    Congratulations goes to Dirk Crouse, Operational Excellence Leader, Fonterra for winning the inaugural Best Practice Networker Award for 2015. This is in recognition for contributing to promoting Operational Excellence to the business community in Australia and for helping others for his generous time and expertise. We are sure that many have benefitted from Dirk’s wisdom and good ...
  • Applications Now Open for Future Industries Manufacturing Program

    Victorian companies can apply for up to $500,000 in funding to invest in their manufacturing operations as part of the Future Industries Manufacturing Program. The Program was launched by the Victorian Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio MP, at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2015 at Chisholm Institute, Dandenong. The event brought together over 600 manufacturers from all ...
  • ‘I didn’t know’ Is Not Good Enough – Read More

    It is normally companies that are sued for breaching employment entitlements, both as a practical matter – because they have ‘deeper pockets’ – but also because they are the actual employer at law. However, in a worrying trend for HR managers and company directors, people in these roles are increasingly being sued in their personal ...
  • Research funding must deliver industry growth outcomes: AAMC submission – Read More

    Commercialising Australian innovation and building a more resilient economy will require a major shift in our thinking – not new money – according to the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC) in its submission to the Federal Government’s review of research funding for higher education. The AAMC has called for a redirection of research money to strengthen ...
  • Start-ups Welcome Innovation Focus – Read More

    Start-ups and advanced manufacturing leaders welcome the stronger innovation focus in new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet but said they would be looking for new policies for a sector that has long survived on tough love. Read full article
  • SPC Ardmona Wins Battle Against Importers – Read More

    SPC Ardmona has successfully won a David and Goliath battle against the Italian importers after the Anti-Dumping Commission were found guilty of the practice. Feger and La Doria, who had escaped action until now, account for at least 40 per cent of the Italian tinned tomatoes exported to Australia. The Anti-Dumping Commission has now ruled that ...
  • Government are on the Wrong Track For Advanced Manufacturing Support- Read More

    If you were looking for an example of what the future of Australian manufacuring should look like, you couldn’t go past ANCA. A world leader in CNC riding technology, ANCA export 98% of their $200M output – a large proportion of which goes to China. It is therefore concerning that the co-founder, Pat Boland sees ...
  • Innovators are our Future – Read More

    John Pollaers, Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, in a recent article states that there are 2500 small, medium and large manufacturers in Australia investing in new technology, up-skilling their workforce and driving to meet global demand. Essentially, these are advanced manufacturers who are carving out competitive spaces in a hi-tech world economy that ...
  • Best Practice Network Featured in Energy Australia News – Read More

    Best Practice Network Special Interest Group on Asset and Maintenance Management hosted by Sue Tulau, Energy Australia Senior Asset and Reliability Engineer is featured in Energy Australia’s “The Kettle Report” .   Read full article here    
  • Anna Reid Wins Young Achievers Award – Read More

    Congratulations also goes to Anna Reid, Victorian Manufacturing Operations Manager, Asahi Premium Beverages for wining the Young Achievers Award as part of the Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame awards.