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Evidence from 3,000 global manufacturers on the source of their competitiveness show that Australian manufacturers must compete on value rather than cost.
The AFA was involved in significant research in 2021 which has resulted in the identification of a number of Chemicals used in the manufacture of products which will be phased out in the next few years.
The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard directs industrial chemical introduction, use and disposal.
The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) is adamant that industry and government at all levels need to make supporting the local furniture industry a post COVID nation building priority.
The Victorian Government has committed to decarbonising the economy and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, which will have implications for workforce skill needs.
Department of Employment tracking skills shortages identifies lack of employable, qualified staff.
Department of Education, Skills and Employment announces transition to new skills and workforce development model
Skills Ministers agreed to establish new industry-based clusters (Industry Clusters) with broad roles and responsibilities for skills and workforce development by December 2022. Industry Clusters will replace Industry Reference Committees (IRCs), Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) and Skills Organisation Pilots (SOs).
Going direct-to-consumer (D2C) comes with a range of options to shape-shift manufacturing businesses from a strictly B2B model to an online solution. Read on for tips and learn what goes into establishing a D2C ecommerce site.
The resurgence of interest in products that are made in Australia has been significant in the past two years. Australian consumers, buyers and specifiers are willing to pay for products they believe are made in, grown in or product of Australia, or support local jobs and businesses. Even Australia’s Governments’ are beginning to push for ‘buy local’. However, any Country of Origin claim should provide consumers with clear, accurate and truthful information about what they are buying. Significant penalties apply if a product is misrepresented