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Assessment tool helps businesses determine if they are ‘LEAN’ organisations

May 9, 2013 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

Businesses can now see how they rate in terms of strengths and weaknesses through an online self-assessment tool that they can complete in just 10 minutes. The Better through Lean assessment tool, which was developed by QMI Solutions and launched on Tuesday at Austech, is based upon the principle of LEAN manufacturing, the core idea …

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Victorian Coalition Government delivers $19 million for technology

May 8, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Victorian Coalition Government has reported yesterday it will be allocating $19 million over four years towards the technology portfolio as part of the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget. Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips made the announced

“Extraordinary showcase” for Aussie manufacturing at National Manufacturing Week 2013 – Sen. Lundy

May 8, 2013 • Events, NewsComments (0)

Senator Kate Lundy has opened this year’s National Manufacturing Week (NMW 2013) and Austech at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre calling the event, which runs from May 7 to 10, an “extraordinary showcase” of Australia manufacturing.

Engineers` careers to fly with Qantas deal

May 7, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

AMWU members at Qantas are considering a landmark agreement delivering wage rises upwards of 17 per cent, with the possibility of new career opportunities for workers performing daily maintenance which is essential to keeping the airline’s fleet safely in

Economics expert emphasizes mutual dependence of manufacturing industry and science

May 6, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The decline of Australian manufacturing results to a widening in the trade deficit, as the country increasingly imports more of its manufacturing products. This is just one of the points brought forth by Economics expert Dr. Phillip Toner, a Senior Research

Alcoa to consider 11% reduction in global smelting capacity

May 6, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Aluminum producer Alcoa has announced on Wednesday that it will review 460,000 metric tons of smelting capacity over the next 15 months for possible curtailment, according to a press release from Alumina Limited. Alumina Limited owns 40% of Alcoa World

White Paper will help grow Australia’s shipbuilding industry says AMWU

May 3, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) believes that the country has tremendous potential to be a global leader in naval, industrial and shipbuilding projects, but it also believes that the Federal Government should map out how it will sustain