• How Life Cycle Engineering can make manufacturing more competitive

    By Professor Sami Kara Director of Postgraduate Research Faculty of Engineering University of New South Wales Manufacturers in New Zealand and Australia are hearing a constant refrain: to remain competitive in the global manufacturing marketplace, companies must...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • The Future of Manufacturing (for us)

    Editorial– November issue NZ Manufacturer www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz Security and climate change overshadowed G20 talks on boosting global economic growth at the summit, although the leaders did sign off on a package of measures to add an extra 2.1...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • NZ expects to benefit from G20 resolution

    New Zealand expects to benefit from commitments secured at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, from the world’s 20 biggest economies, to lift economic growth by an extra 2.1 percent by 2018. In a communique released at the end...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • Why it pays to join the circular economy

    We all know that the current linear economic model is not sustainable. Materials are extracted, manufactured into products and then discarded into landfill – it’s a system that wastes valuable resources, causes environmental damage and will make...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Staff wanted

    Employment activity reached its highest level as the manufacturing sector continued to show stronger expansion during October, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for October was 59.3...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Expectations better than experience

     The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during October 2014, shows total sales in September 2014 decreased 4.08% (year on year export sales increased by 13.54% with domestic sales decreasing...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • Let’s not follow the others

    By Doug Green  If Peter Thiel, co- founder of PayPal and Palantir has it right the future needs to change. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new. Doing what we already know how...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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  • The importance of an Ergonomics investigation before designing or changing a production system

    In this article I will explain why it is important to do an Ergonomics Investigation before we design or redesign a production system. Every Ergonomic Investigation I have undertaken has saved my client substantially – either capital...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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