Opportunities For Growth

In a recent article published in Manufacturer’s Monthly, Greg McKenna, chief market strategist for Sydney stockbroker, Axitrader claimed “Australian manufacturing in a global sense hasn’t been this good for more than a decade. Just last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) upgraded global growth for this year and next. Global growth is back and it is […]

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Rework – A Key Issue For Steel Businesses

Rework tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. Having a direct impact to the bottom line, quality defects resulting in rework or scrap are a tremendous cost to steel businesses. Associated costs include quarantining inventory, re-inspecting, rescheduling, and capacity loss. In many steel businesses the total cost of […]

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Manufacturing And Innovation

In a recent article published in Manufacturer’s Monthly the future of the Australian manufacturing industry was examined relevant to innovation and technology. According to Mark Dingley, CEO for Matthews Australasia – Some manufacturing businesses are taking strategic risks and pushing for more technological integration on the factory floor, whilst others remain cautious not yet financially capable […]

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Excess Inventory Continues To Be A Challenge

Excess inventory tends to hide problems on the workshop floor, which must be identified and resolved in order to improve operating performance. Excess inventory increases lead times, consumes productive floor space, delays the identification of problems, and inhibits communication. By achieving a seamless flow between machines and production lines, many steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication […]

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The Future Of Australian Manufacturing

In a recent article published in Manufacturers’ Monthly the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has called for a “massive workforce transformation” in Australia, describing the future of the industry as “mission critical”.  Michael Sharpe has called on manufacturers to embrace “technological change”, which he says is increasingly needed if they are to add […]

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Inventory Optimisation To Automate Transport Manufacturing

Recent SER® consultations in the Transport and Automotive sector have uncovered 3 key success factors – these comprise: Inventory optimisation to automate build lists Warehouse layout re-think to eliminate bottlenecks and allow quick flow of product Quality Assurance and Certification Utilising the Steel Efficiency Review® to better understand a typical business serving the Transport & […]

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Removing Risk From Your Business

Removing risk from your business is a key consideration if you are involved in building, construction, manufacturing, and mining applications. Partnering with a supplier who can add reliability with a certified quality management system will help remove this risk and build stability into your operations. We reduce risk through our AS/NZS ISO 9001 quality management system accreditation […]

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