The four factors essential to building a quality production line

Ensuring the seamless transition from the production line building stage to the delivery of the line is a key responsibility of an Assembly Shop Manager.

The four factors essential to building a quality production line

-Andrew Stackpole, Assembly Shop Manager at Facteon Developing an efficient and polished machine building process can take a manufacturing company decades. What’s most important is that throughout this process, the focus is on building a quality production line that allows for the manufacturing of best-in-class product. Since beginning my career as a Machine Builder in […]

AI challenges revealed in book

AI challenges revealed in book

  The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing is an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of AI and how it’s transforming the manufacturing sector. Interviews with customers, policymakers, labor representatives and Microsoft experts shed light on how AI is driving efficiencies, enabling products and services, and allowing for safer workspaces. The book also offers […]

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

The Wellbeing Budget 2019 uses the business-driven growth previously in the economy to fund an extensive social wellbeing programme.

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

The EMA was not expecting much for business from the Wellbeing Budget 2019, but it was still disappointed it did not tackle some of its members’ key concerns. Chief executive Brett O’Riley says the 8500-strong member organisation’s focus is primarily on employees and their workers. “Nobody would argue that people’s overall wellbeing is important, and […]

Focused spending for business and the economy

"If tax revenue falters over the period, there could be some risks in delivering the proposed Budget surpluses while hoping to reduce debt."

Focused spending for business and the economy

The Wellbeing Budget contains spending that would be positive for business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the focus on innovation, research and skills would help more businesses develop at higher levels and grow the economy. “The Budget recognizes that commercialization of new ideas is often constrained among mid-sized firms and […]

Budget overlooks business wellbeing

This is not a Budget that will transform our economy.

Budget overlooks business wellbeing

Budget 2019 largely overlooks one of the key drivers of people’s wellbeing – their livelihoods, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Budget 2019 utilised the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework to inform the Government’s investment priorities and funding decisions. “This is not a Budget that will transform our economy,” says Ms Watson. […]

EITE business committed to low-emissions economy

EITE businesses create jobs, wealth and regional diversification, and contribute significantly to higher living standards for all New Zealanders.

EITE business committed to low-emissions economy

A new report shows firms with high energy use working responsibly towards climate goals. A report by Castalia Strategic Advisors shows that EITE (Emission Intensive and Trade Exposed) businesses are proactively reducing emissions and have a common interest in helping the Government to meet its international climate change obligations. (Emissions-intensive firms use significant amounts of […]

What is a Wellbeing Budget?

However, the strength in the Wellbeing Budget will also be seen in the focus Government gives to economic matters – in an economy that is starting to slow down.

What is a Wellbeing Budget?

It is commendable for Government to tackle things in different ways, to take an in depth look at how are all doing and try to make our lives better   -Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer There are plenty of areas to focus on – one might say the usual suspects – health, education, housing, domestic […]

Facilities Integrate 2019

Smith says vendors recognise the value of reaching a select audience of professionals engaged in the facilities management and system integration industries, amongst others

Facilities Integrate 2019

Now in the hands of renowned B2B event manager – Lorraine Smith, Facilities Integrate 2019 is set to deliver a unique experience for attendees and exhibitors. Lorraine, is promising a ‘more engaging show experience, with a distinct focus on learning, special features, interactive displays and showcasing the latest technology. “Features engage the audience and provide […]

Incredible result was the right one

Incredible result was the right one

Australia has voted in a resounding way to maintain the status quo, rejecting the Labor Party’s push to create a government with a trade union heart. From Moggs Creek to Burnie, Port Hedland to Coffs Harbour the country chose a steady, progressive LNP as against Labor, which was riding on the legend of the Silver […]

R & D expenditure to be raised

For most businesses this means expenditure on eligible R&D undertaken from 1 April 2019 will qualify for the R&D tax incentive, and they should record their R&D expenditure now to ensure their records are ready to file at the end of the tax year.

R & D expenditure to be raised

The Government has committed to raising New Zealand’s research and development (R&D) expenditure to 2% of GDP by 2027. To reach this target more businesses will need to increase their expenditure on R&D. This will be supported through an R&D tax incentive, available from the 2019/2020 tax year for businesses conducting eligible R&D. The main […]