Monthly Archive: October 2017

The Top 5 Success Factors for High Performing Businesses

October 23, 2017 In reviewing 175+ businesses over the last 10 years, GMC Entrepreneurs’ Programme Business Adviser, Vlado Baban has built a tacit knowledge base of the ideal characteristics of an exemplar organisation, irrespective of industry sector. His top five success factors of high performing businesses are: Continuously challenge the boundaries of the Ansoff (Revenue Diversification) Matrix. It is important to drive >5%...
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Geelong Advanced Manufacturers Leading the Way

October 17, 2017 Geelong manufacturers are leading the advanced manufacturing transition across Australia, with four Geelong Manufacturing Council member organisations and a new entrant into the region sharing in $10.2m funding through the first round of the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund. The grants will see well-known Geelong manufacturers invest in high value, innovative new processes and...
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What do the Numbers 23 & 76 Mean to Us All?

October 16, 2017 At the recent GMC meeting I mentioned global rankings as one of the reasons companies would innovate. I should explain… What do global rankings have to do with us here anyway? The data from the Global Innovation Index 2017 was for Australia as a country amongst the 127 countries participating. We are a first world country, surely...
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Polymeric Powders Launches in Geelong

October 9, 2017 Geelong’s newest manufacturer, Polymeric Powders, launched on September 15.  Polymeric Powders have developed a manufacturing process to break down used tyres into a ‘crumb’ material. This high value base product, created from a massive scale ongoing waste product, can be reconstituted and used in the production of pipes, 3D printing powders and as a replacement...
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Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future

October 2, 2017 On September 12th,  the Minister for Industry and Employment launched Victoria’s advanced manufacturing statement: Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future. The Statement is backed by existing initiatives and the Minister has also announced $12 million for new initiatives. A copy of the statement & Blueprint, which highlights GMC’s Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence and...
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