Geelong Manufacturing Council Blog

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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Geelong Manufacturers Reap Benefits of Leadership for Manufacturing Program

November 30, 2016 Participants of the GMC Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program graduated at the end of November sharing the impressive results of their improvement projects with peers and company sponsors. As well as increasing leadership skills, personal development, learning and networking opportunities, participants also delivered tangible benefits back to their business of over $250,000 per project, with...
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Improve Sales Success by Finding Your Emotional Buyer

October 14, 2016 Too often when you’re trying to generate new sales leads, you will encounter the logical buyer. This can be characterised by a person(s) that is usually very price sensitive (for example procurement team, or purchasing department). They often have a vested interest in maintaining status quo and avoiding any disruption to their well-established supply chain (with...
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Roadmap Workshops – CSIRO

July 25, 2016 The CSIRO has a long history of success assisting manufacturing in Geelong. As our region moves to more advanced manufacturing and higher value-added products and services we welcome their offer for us to assist in reviewing and optimising direction. GMC is distributing this invitation to you in the interests of providing you with an opportunity...
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HALF DAY INDUSTRY BRIEFING – Working with the Defence Sector

July 22, 2016 The Geelong Defence Alliance (GDA) of which the GMC is a member, has organised an industry briefing session for local companies involved in or interested in supply chains for the defence sector. Following this there is the opportunity to a one-on-one discussion on your company’s offering. In the lead up to Land Forces 2016 in Adelaide...
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