Bringing back jobs of the past

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 to help think about what policy moves may work, and those that may not be successful. The biggest […]

Is your talent management strategy ready for the global skills gap?

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 connectivity, automation, and artificial intelligence. With that, has come a global gap in the skilled talent necessary to […]

Fair and free trade for all

Fair and free trade for all

Comment by HERA Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz Now Donald Trump has officially taken over as the 45th President of the United States, many of us Kiwis (particularly those in business) think New Zealand is well and truly Trumped.  But is it really all doom and gloom for the future of our nation when it comes to […]

China is calling – is your company China ready?

China is calling – is your company China ready?

Being “China Ready” means gaining an understanding of the resources and capabilities required to develop, enter, and ultimately grow in the market. By Mike Arand – NZTE China Business Development advisor Lately the question “Are you China Ready?” seems to be heard often and many are starting to ask what does “China Ready” really mean? […]

New export opportunities opening up

New export opportunities opening up

The manufacturing sector overall is looking increasingly resilient, having coped with a high NZ dollar through improved productivity. – Catherine Beard, Executive Director, MaufacturingNZ As we near the end of 2015, it’s encouraging to note that New Zealand’s manufacturing sector is continuing its expansionary path and new export opportunities are opening up. At the time […]

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

– Dieter Adam, NZMEA We are coming towards the close of another year, and it’s time to reflect on how it has gone for our manufacturers. I will also take this opportunity to give some updates on changes at the NZMEA in the last year and things we hope to achieve into the next year. […]

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

– Zhao Jizheng, Siemens PLM Software The automotive industry faces stricter fuel economy and emissions standards around the world, with varying deadlines for achievement through 2025. These fuel economy and emissions standards, along with improvements to safety, growth of intelligent mobility and customer desires for integrating their lifestyle into the vehicle, have automotive original equipment […]

Celebrating Kiwi ingenuity

Celebrating Kiwi ingenuity

Kiwi Ingenuity should be celebrated as much and even more than the glorious achievements of the All Blacks on the Rugby field. By Joel Leonard New Zealand is more than a haven for Hobbits, champion rugby teams, picturesque scenery, and adventurous vacations. Also a haven for Kiwi-Ingenuity! Kiwi Ingenuity has evolved to become the real […]

Analysis: Canterbury Manufacturing Pathways

Analysis: Canterbury Manufacturing Pathways

The aim is that this first-hand experience will encourage students to seek employment or further training to move into a career in manufacturing. * By Tom Thomson, President of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). How can we inspire the next generation to seek work and education in the manufacturing industry, and show […]

Sustainable development for a sustainable world

Sustainable development for a sustainable world

PICTURE:Sustainability concept in chemistry involves replacement of toxic chemical components with bio-compatible analogues in attempt to produce environmentally friendly materials and technologies. Principles of Green chemistry and Sustainability concept have largely influenced research and development in chemical sciences. These principles include convenient degradability and minimised toxicity. It is a well-known fact that common chemicals are […]

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