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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR MAKING IT HERE

Reconsidering Your Extended International Supply Chain regardless of the pandemic! The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed enormous stresses on global supply chains. Countries worldwide have recognised the vulnerabilities in their supply chains, especially for critical medical supplies. As a result, there is a widespread push in almost every developed country in the world to bring production …

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Understanding Volatility in Steel Pricing in 2021/2022​

Understanding Volatility in Steel Pricing in 2021/2022 Global economies are on a path to recovery after a slump during the pandemic. This recovery continues to push the price of commodities high. The steel market has seen unprecedented fluctuation in pricing, with the trend likely to persist over the next year. Global politics, supply chain disruptions, …

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The Economic Benefits of Choosing an Australian Manufacturer

The Australian manufacturing sector remains resilient despite intense global competition. Companies and individuals are focused on minimising production costs and streamlining their supply chain to increase profits. Overseas manufacturers have marketed their facilities as the cheaper alternatives to attract Australian customers. Whilst overseas manufacturing might seem ideal at first, selecting an Australian manufacturer comes with …

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How Does Lean Manufacturing Benefit the Customer?

As the in fluence of offshore manufacturing and national competition increases, manufacturers are having to reduce pricing, stock levels and improve service as well as shortening lead-times in an effort to meet the ever increasing customer expectations. Many Austral ian companies operate using Lean Manufacturing techniques. Lean is successful bec ause it focuses on the …

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The Benefits of Partnering with a customer focused Manufacturer

As a customer, it is not difficult to spot an inconsistency between a company’s customer service promises and the culture they actually encounter.  Companies don’t set out to treat customers badly, but a default combination of poor training, and lack of positive culture may result in clients receiving a poor service. On the other hand, manufacturing …

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The Benefits of a Healthy Supply Chain

Supply chains are a vital part of every business. Healthy, well run supply chain processes not only benefit your customer and their clients. They also advantage your suppliers and everybody who works in your organization. Through the use of accurate purchasing forecasts, meticulous planning and intelligent sourcing, your manufacturing team always have the raw materials …

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Is Your Contract Metal Manufacturer Right For You?

As your OEM (original equipment manufacturing) company develops and expands, it is healthy to start considering your supply chain process and the effectiveness of your contract metal manufacturer. Do you need a higher quality component than what you are currently receiving? Do you have a healthy, trusting relationship with your current supplier? Are they able …

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Reduce Defects in the Metal Manufacturing Process

Every manufacturing company needs to be aware of the risk of defects in their metal products. There are several ways to reduce defects. These can be divided into early stage strategies as well as late stage strategies. Early stage focuses on removing defects prior to the commencement of the manufacturing process. Late stage strategies usually …

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