Reimagining supply chains to build long term resilience in a post-Covid world

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.

Reimagining supply chains to build long term resilience in a post-Covid world

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 […]

NZ set for rapid increase in large scale manufacturing Post-Covid – 19

The development is expected to contribute $2.3bn to the economy, employ 6,000 in the manufacturing, distribution, food processing, tech and logistics sectors and provide affordable housing for 2,000 Kiwis when it is completed in 2027.

NZ set for rapid increase in large scale manufacturing Post-Covid – 19

New Zealand is set to see a rapid increase in large scale manufacturing in the coming months according to new figures from the country’s largest industrial and residential development. More than a fifth of the 170 hectares of commercial land available at Drury South Crossing in South Auckland has been sold to a wide range […]

Critical workers needed for economic recovery

Immigration NZ needed to urgently provide clarity to companies on bringing in critical workers.

Critical workers needed for economic recovery

BusinessNZ has welcomed changes to immigration settings announced today. More occupations have been added to the skill level exception test and criteria for Essential Skills work visas have been changed. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope (pictured) welcomed the plan for phasing in remuneration tests as criteria for entry, reducing reliance on ANZSCO, an outdated occupational […]

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

Maybe what we need is a Business Council - bringing together representatives from key business sectors like EMA, the chambers of commerce, BusinessNZ to make the financial decisions to move the economy forward.

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer Business people have been thinking it, they have done it. The statement released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief Rob Fyfe is long overdue. Not necessarily by just them, but by New Zealanders concerned about the economy…and our going forward. […]

Soul Machines and Florence to assist tobacco users quit during Covid-19

Florence represents a reimagining of how technology and AI can serve as a robust and efficient health communications and engagement platform.

Soul Machines and Florence to assist tobacco users quit during Covid-19

Soul Machines has joined the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Access Initiative (AI) for Quitting Tobacco to help share WHO’s life-saving information during the Covid-19 pandemic, combat misinformation, reduce the risk of Covid-19 and help over one billion tobacco users quit. Florence, the WHO’s first digital health worker, was created using Soul Machines technology and WHO […]

Robotics tutor creates real time map of PPE demand

“What he did in regard to visualising a rapidly growing data set has allowed us to see where resources were needed and demand was growing.”

Robotics tutor creates real time map of PPE demand

As part of his volunteer work for ShieldsUp, an organisation established at the start of lockdown which called on volunteers to 3D print personal protective equipment (PPE) to fill the shortage gap, WelTec tutor Frank Beinersdorf has developed a real time map of how many, and where, protective shields are needed across New Zealand. Frank’s […]

Shield for protection against coronavirus

In order to protect doctors, nursing personnel and other people who work directly with patients, Prusa, a 3D printer manufacturer, has developed a face mask and placed the design on the Internet for downloading free of charge.

Shield for protection against coronavirus

Thanks to injection moulding, more than 10,000 components leave a Cologne factory every week and accelerate aid for doctors and care workers. At the moment, the protection of medical personnel is one of the most important challenges. However, a sufficient amount of appropriate equipment of the necessary quality, is not quickly available on the market. […]

Workplace distancing solution to manage “next normal” manufacturing

In order to implement this solution, Siemens’ SIMATIC RTLS transponders are embedded in badges which are worn as personal protective equipment by all employees.

Workplace distancing solution to manage “next normal” manufacturing

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they restart or maintain operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the “next normal”, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements. Combining proven hardware and software, Siemens has created a new […]

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

"Our economy depends on people actively buying, selling, producing, collaborating - the more of this we have, the quicker we recover.

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

The BusinessNZ network welcomes the move to Alert Level 1 and the return to more normal practices at workplaces. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s team of 5 million have worked together successfully to manage the health risks from Covid 19 and now need to work together in the same way to manage […]

Move to Alert Level 1 ‘a relief’ for Canterbury businesses

The move to Alert Level 1 will enable more businesses to return to full operations and increase their revenue without having to operate with the social distancing restrictions in place.

Move to Alert Level 1 ‘a relief’ for Canterbury businesses

Today’s announcement that we will move to Alert Level 1 tonight has been welcomed by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, with Chief Executive Leeann Watson saying the move is key in enabling Canterbury businesses to begin a return to full operating and revenue-generating capacity. This afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that the country will […]