Chamber welcomes Small Business Council announcement

Around 80 per cent of the members of The Chamber are SMEs, and recent statistics have shown 97 per cent of New Zealand businesses are SMEs.

Chamber welcomes Small Business Council announcement

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomed the announcement by Minister for Small Business Hon Stuart Nash of the appointment of the Small Business Council, says CEO Leeann Watson. “We are pleased to be involved with the Small Business Council. In today’s fast changing world where small business face increased complexity, digital disruption, a changing […]

Alternative protein reports published

This report explores how consumers have become more aware of the long term impacts of food production, signalling an impending change for traditional animal protein producers.

Alternative protein reports published

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research have released their joint report: The evolution of plant protein – assessing consumer response. The report was commissioned to assess consumer responses to protein and highlight the potential impacts to the New Zealand agricultural industry. New Zealand’s social, environmental, and economic well-being is linked to […]

What do field service workers have to do with manufacturing?

By owning the quality of service and empowering its field service technicians, KONE is turning a service request or product break down into an opportunity to provide an outstanding customer experience.

What do field service workers have to do with manufacturing?

Companies that deliver outstanding service and repair experiences include KONE or Fisher & Paykel. -Paul Baptist, Senior Director, Solution Engineering, APAC, Salesforce We’re seeing manufacturers increasingly invest in their customer service and field service teams as customers demand the types of experiences companies like Airbnb provide. Anytime, anywhere, frictionless and personalised experiences are what customers […]

Boosting your bottom line with a safer workplace

With strong safety programs, companies can significantly improve their productivity, while reinforcing their bottom line and not only boosting morale and wellbeing among their employees but also having a positive impact on the families and close friends of their employees.

Boosting your bottom line with a safer workplace

Authored by Helen Masters, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Infor   It’s the sound you dread: a bang, crash or shout heralding that one of your employees has been injured. In that moment, you know that many things have been lost — a person’s wellbeing (and possibly their life), the morale of […]

PNG’s APEC venue has NZ involvement

Data from independent reports project the Star Mountain Plaza development to bring in more than $235 million Kina in tourism revenue and other economic benefits over a 20 year horizon.

PNG’s APEC venue has NZ involvement

PNG’s Star Mountain Plaza, will host leaders from around the world at the APEC forum, and is expected to open ahead of its planned schedule according to developers. The venue, was designed and project managed by a New Zealand architectural and project management firm. The landmark Star Mountain Plaza conference, accommodation and retail development is […]

Kiwi insurance provider introduces comprehensive manufacturing cover for emerging threats

The manufacturer’s liability package takes a modular approach and carries some unique coverage sections which are usually not addressed in such policies. “It can be a tedious and expensive exercise for typical SME businesses when they need to purchase several insurance products independently” says Mr. Murali.

Kiwi insurance provider introduces comprehensive manufacturing cover for emerging threats

With the manufacturing sector experiencing strong growth and exports exceeding NZ$49 billion, the industry is in good shape. However, with the global trend for increased innovation and efficiency, new challenges and risks face the industry in relation to quality control. For Delta Insurance, this trend highlights the need for manufacturing companies to continually assess and […]

Improving anomaly detection and prevention: What is your data telling you?

By Ruban Phukan, Co-Founder of Progress DataRPM and VP, Product, Progress The pace of digitisation means manufacturers today are under growing pressure to deliver perfect products in increasingly shorter timeframes, and at a lower cost. They can’t afford unplanned interruptions, unforeseen failures, or unexpected breakdowns, nor can they afford to wait until the quality check […]

Law changes to watch out for

On the surface, some of these aims could result in useful change - a system which is simpler and easier to implement for businesses would be helpful.

Law changes to watch out for

  -Dieter Adam, CE, The Manufacturers Network The Government has launched a couple of working groups which will be critical over the coming years in the area of employment law and regulation. We already have the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, to which we submitted and presented our comments to the Select Committee, and now there […]

Modern workplaces need fit for purpose legislation

If this Bill proceeds as currently proposed, it will have major ramifications on the ability of businesses in New Zealand to grow financially and employ more people.  That is not an outcome that anyone wants to see. 

Modern workplaces need fit for purpose legislation

– Leeann Watson , Chief Executive, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Parliament’s Education and Workforce Select Committee has now completed its hearings on the Government’s Employment Relations Amendment Bill.  Hopefully, the Committee will take on-board the strong feedback from the business community that any legislative changes need to be fit for modern workplaces and a […]

Call to end lubricant packaging waste

A Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme has been established with the aims of exploring recycling options for lubricant containers.  It is estimated that around 7 million (20 litre and under) lubricant and grease containers, plus an unknown number of 200 litre drums, are sent to landfills each year.

Call to end lubricant packaging waste

Major lubricant industry brands are calling on importers and distributors in the market to join them in tackling the issue of millions of lubricant packages being discarded every year. A Waste Lubricant Container Product Stewardship Scheme has been established with the aims of exploring recycling options for lubricant containers.  It is estimated that around 7 […]

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