“This will effectively show potential clients what we can do, how vast our breadth of knowledge and skills are, and the value we offer in working collectively,” she said.
Can Southland and Otago’s manufacturing engineering sector be the fastest growing and most competitive of its kind in New Zealand? Despite the challenges being thrown at the sector, the Southland Otago Regional Engineering Collective (SOREC) believes it can. SOREC has launched its capability mapping project to establish these two regions as an elite collective of […]
Of course, there is a long road ahead that never ends in a final destination when it comes to continuous improvement.
By Stephanie Pretorius, Senior Consultant, Intent Group Lean in construction is still well behind manufacturing in terms of uptake in New Zealand. There are some key factors affecting the pace of change, including lack of an industry standard for ‘what good looks like’. Construction has just begun to realise the potential benefit that comes from […]
Many construction businesses took away lessons learnt from their Covid-19 experience as the ability to respond and adapt to trying conditions was tested.
-Stephanie Pretorius, Intent Group New Zealand’s construction industry has been heavily disrupted since the arrival of Covid-19 to our shores. A relief package is now available, with the New Zealand Government investing heavily in the industry to the tune of $3B. Funded infrastructure projects include a significant amount of ‘shovel ready’ projects identified to support […]
BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Election Survey results reveal where businesses are most impacted by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and highlight the importance of Government policies for recovery.
Most businesspeople approve of the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, but many are uncomfortable with New Zealand’s resultant debt. And business wants a plan for raising economic performance to deal with Covid fallout. The key findings of the Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Election Survey hosted by BusinessNZ- were presented at the virtual Deloitte and […]
"The Hutt Valley itself has a huge manufacturing base. There’s not a lot we can’t do in this valley and across New Zealand."
-Helen Down,Chief Executive, Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The most important thing the Government can do in these turbulent times is to keep a strong manufacturing base in New Zealand. This will not only help solve the unemployment situation but it supports local supply chains and has a strong flow on effect to all society. “The […]
Imagine if we developed leadership capability in our future generations, so they could immediately make a difference.
Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group New Zealand’s fall from grace in the OECD rankings over the past 50 years, and our poor productivity overall, is underpinned by factors such as our geographic location and lack of investment in research and development. The primary reasons though, are our poor performance and second level leadership, with […]
Holding on to your team’s skills is survival, foundation 101, when the labour market is constrained, and is closely followed by your ability to use your people every day to get better, faster, and more efficient.
– Stephanie Pretorius, Intent Group New Zealand’s construction industry has been heavily disrupted since the arrival of Covid-19 to our shores. A relief package is now available, with the New Zealand Government investing heavily in the industry to the tune of $3B. Funded infrastructure projects include a significant amount of ‘shovel ready’ projects identified to […]
“We need to see a proactive and pre‐emptive decision now from Government to allow all manufacturing businesses to remain operating ahead of any possible move into Level 4."
Manufacturers are calling on the Government for a pre‐emptive decision to allow all manufacturing (including exports) to remain operating if there is a move to Level 4. New Zealand Manufacturing Alliance* spokesperson Rachel Barker, CEO of Plastics New Zealand, says New Zealand cannot afford to shut down its manufacturing again and businesses need a decision […]
To identify potentially vulnerable devices and manufacturers, Forescout researchers used network traffic signatures and TCP/IP fingerprints provided by JSOF to analyse the 12 million devices in our large data lake – the Forescout Device Cloud.
By Michael DeCesare, chief executive officer and president, Forescout. We see IoT and connected devices all around us – there are billions of them, and they are hard to miss. I speak all the time about the cybersecurity challenges these devices pose, and advocate for organisations to protect themselves. But sometimes the threat lies under the surface. […]
As demand forecasting and deeper material planning continue to respond to new patterns, organisations should sweat their existing technology landscape to provide more robust analysis for allocating and distributing finished products.
By Richard Morgan, Country Manager, Genpact The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of supply chains. Whether it is in the retail, telco, or transport industries both global and local supply chains have been severely tested, having to adapt to new demand patterns, supply constraints and logistical challenges. This unprecedented disruption has only magnified changes […]