• Kineo version 5.0 released

    Version 5.0 of Kineo software components for path planning, collision detection and cable simulation is now available. Major new developments include: Kineo Flexible Cables The first release of this new software component has been developed with a...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Company Profile: Mach 3 Engineering, Christchurch

    Health & Safety (H&S) has seen renewed focus in recent years and manufacturers have been adapting to new policy, advancing the safety of their businesses. Mach 3 Engineering, based out of Christchurch, have worked to put H&S...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  •  Developing smart machines and equipment to meet manufacturers’ demands

    Visitors to the Rockwell Automation stand at AUSPACK 2017 will experience first-hand how The Connected Enterprise drives new opportunities to optimise production and supply chain  More than 70 million people are joining the middle class every year,...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • It’s all cyclical

    Recently, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff went on nationwide television to explain Auckland City Council’s plan to bring tighter controls for the future of the super city. He discussed the categories to be affected, including council services. Which...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Bringing back jobs of the past

    Dieter Adam, NZMEA We have recently talked about various Western countries positioning themselves to take industrial and manufacturing policy more seriously. It is worth further considering the future of manufacturing in relation to technology, productivity and jobs...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Engineering Scholarship announced on International Women’s Day

    “I feel alive every single day!” Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) took a lot of soul searching, and a long time to resolve.  So...

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • Employability skills framework welcomed

    BusinessNZ has welcomed the launch of the Employability Skills Framework, to help ensure young people gain employability skills. The framework lists the workplace skills needed for all entry-level jobs (separate from the technical skills needed for a...

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • Business group advises employers on drugs and the workplace

    The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) urges business leaders to ensure they are on solid ground on the issue of drug abuse in the workplace, by having policies and procedures firmly in place and embedded in company...

    • Posted March 19, 2017
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  • How robotic process automation increases competitiveness

    Despite the acknowledged productivity benefits of automation, many companies still handle common business practices manually, missing out on efficiencies and potential competitive advantage. Organisations should consider robotic process automation for back-office operations, and even some front-office processes,...

    • Posted March 17, 2017
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  • Is your talent management strategy ready for the global skills gap?

    By Alexandre Pachulski, Co-Founder of Talentsoft Our global economy has begun yet another transformation. We are in the early stages of a fourth industrial revolution that will bring major changes to our societies, driven by advances in...

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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