Geelong Manufacturing Council Blog

Leading Change That Sticks

September 25, 2017 The GMC-WIMN, supported by the Geelong Quality Council hosted Keynote Speaker Corrinne Armour on Leading Change that Sticks as part of the Geelong Small Business Festival. Over 60 people attended the event, with many connecting and reconnecting with others in the manufacturing industry. Corrinne delivered a highly engaging keynote, identifying simple, actionable takeaways that participants could use...
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Success for Cleantech Innovations Geelong Trial

September 18, 2017 Deakin University has partnered with CSIRO, the City of Greater Geelong and the Geelong Manufacturing Council (Cleantech Innovations Geelong) to trial a food waste processing system that could divert hundreds of tonnes of greenhouse gas-producing food waste from landfill each year. A successful three month trial of the system, Closed Loop CLO-30, has shown the...
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Entrepreneurs’ Programme Webinars

September 6, 2017 The Entrepreneurs’ Programme hosts regular short webinars to help you build your business. Social Media for your Business Series This webinar series breaks down the principals of social media and how you can integrate social media into your business to maximise success. Check here for dates & bookings   Cyber Security for your Business All...
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Imagine IM Plant Opening

August 28, 2017 ImagineIM officially opened its North Geelong graphene production facility in August, signalling continued growth in Geelong’s advanced manufacturing sector. The world-first plant, which produces the super-material graphene for commercial-scale applications, such as smart geotextiles that are able to report on the structural health of infrastructure in real time, demonstrates confidence in Geelong’s manufacturing capabilities. This...
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Regional Industry Collaboration Program Commences with Innovation Manager Appointment

July 24, 2017 Industry has recognised that their ability to be innovative will define how bright the future will be. There is a wealth of national and international evidence to demonstrate that companies who innovate will be 1.4 times higher in sales and profitability than those that don’t. Further, companies who collaborate with academia triple the likelihood of...
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GMC Leadership Program Participants’ Lean Immersion at Toyota

June 13, 2017 Participants on the GMC Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program were fortunate to be able to take part in a rare opportunity that sadly is unlikely to come around again. They learned firsthand the lean principles of the Toyota Production System at the Lean Problem Solving Workshop hosted by Toyota Manufacturing Altona with Anthony Clyne, Lean...
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Manufacturing Push for Gender Diversity

April 20, 2017 Women make up only 26 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing workforce, mainly working in administrative roles and less in core operations and leadership positions (source: Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency). Yet research shows that more gender balanced organisations, with more women in leadership, achieve better financial results, are more innovative, more collaborative and maximise...
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Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program 2017

March 8, 2017 The Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program is aimed at current and developing business leaders, middle managers and aspiring team leaders. Through a series of workshops, site visits, one to one coaching and peer learning, this program offers you a unique opportunity to: . Enhance your leadership skills and personal impact . Confidently lead teams through...
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Godfrey Hirst recent success in the Industry Innovation Program

January 16, 2017 Godfrey Hirst manufactures carpet with a variety of natural and synthetic yarns, delivering an array of carpet styles and performance characteristics. The company is the largest Carpet manufacturer in Australasia. In August, a meeting at Godfrey Hirst kicked off a challenging collaborative project for Deakin University and the Godfrey Hirst technical team. The challenge was...
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Women In Manufacturing Network to Continue Supporting Women in STEM

December 19, 2016 GMC is delighted to have been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program. This means that the Women in Manufacturing Network launched in 2016 can continue to work to achieving its vision of increased participation of women in manufacturing and engineering in the region. In 2016 we saw:...
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