WHAT IT TAKES TO GO GLOBAL IN MANUFACTURING

Currently, only a small percentage of Australian companies are in overseas markets. However, going global can help you generate more revenue, boost sales, increase investment opportunities, diversify, lower costs and recruit new talent. In fact, many studies in Australian manufacturing have highlighted international expansion as a crucial element to sustainable success. But what does it…

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THE LINK BETWEEN SPORT AND HIGH BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

As competition has increased, both in Australia and globally, it’s become more critical than ever for manufacturers to clearly understand the competitive capabilities they need to develop to achieve superior business performance.  In the latest two-part episode of my Manufacturing Mastery podcast (Episodes 8 and 9), I sat down with Chris Davey, a process and…

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6 COMMON TRAITS OF A WORLD-CLASS MANUFACTURER

Australia is focused on building a world-class manufacturing industry, with this year’s budget adding a further $425 million to their existing $1.5 billion investment in manufacturing capabilities. But what does world-class actually look like at a business level? In the latest episode of my Manufacturing Mastery podcast (Episode 7), I sat down with my long-time…

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The Language of Manufacturing

During a recent conversation with the owner of an innovative small manufacturing business, I was struck by what I believe highlights a road block many manufacturers in Australia face. Whilst discussing the opportunities for significant growth over the next year –  and the imperative to increase output by 40% –  the conversation focused on the…

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Five tips to manage manufacturing growing pains

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When manufacturing sales are increasing and new opportunities can be sensed, it’s natural for thoughts to turn to expanding.  However, expansion can be as dangerous to your business as no growth at all. Unplanned rapid growth can destabilise a business giving its owners a false sense of well-being from growing sales whilst the cost of…

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Four steps to better time management

Running a manufacturing business can be a juggling act with competing priorities for your time. It’s challenging to find enough time to ‘work on the business’ while also keeping on top of the daily demands of the business.

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