CSIRO study: The Australian manufacturing industry is not dying, it’s evolving

CSIRO research finds Australia needs to work better with global supply chains and make more specific products to survive. Joe Castro/AAP

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“Too often Australian manufacturers focus on the rival across the street, rather than the looming competition over the horizon.

Our research shows manufacturers need to partner among themselves, either through business partnerships or increased collaboration. Nautitech and Northern Light Technologies Australia, for example, were brought together by a mining company to improve underground communications.

These two companies combined hardware from one company and software from the other to provide mobile Wi-Fi coverage for mine sites. It allows miners to monitor worker safety, fleet optimisation, machine performance and also allows autonomous mining and productivity improvements.”

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