High-tech Pirate Life brewery and bar coming to Port Adelaide

Adelaide based brewing company Pirate Life will build a $15 million brewery and bar venue at Port Adelaide’s historic woolstores. The South Australian craft brewer, Pirate Life Brewing, will build one of the largest craft breweries in South Australia. The new site will almost quadruple Pirate Life’s annual production to more than 11 million litres, … Read more

How driverless cars could create new jobs in Australia’s motor industry

The race to market for widespread driverless cars may be on, but that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near a deployable reality. Much of the initial hype has settled down, and the claims made by manufacturers and startups with regards to timelines have moderated. As the key stakeholders — the automotive industry, government and the public — consider the … Read more

Australian manufacturing is not dead, says Frosty Boy MD

Queensland-based manufacturer, Frosty Boy Australia says that the manufacturing industry is not dead, despite the highly-publicised closure of many manufacturing companies across thecountry, and the populist view that the sector is on its last legs. The Office of the Chief Economist has confirmed that there has a been a decline in the manufacturing sector, and Frosty Boy … Read more

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

Our best line of defence against life-threatening illnesses has turned against us. Antibiotics — which we’ve relied on for decades to beat deadly, contagious infections — are set to kill 10 million people by 2050. After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them … Read more

The supply chain revolution : innovative sourcing and logistics for a fiercely competitive world (book)

Author: Suman Sarkar When CEOs think about the supply chain, it’s usually to cut costs. But the smartest leaders see supply chain and sourcing for what they can be: hidden tools for outperforming the competition. Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook—and the company … Read more

9 Startups Changing the Fabric of Fashion

Consumers increasingly demand products that cruelty-free and sustainable, but with no compromise in quality. As ethically minded consumers become aware of how materials are obtained and demand another kind of change for their dollar, diverse businesses around the world are lining up to cash in on vegan leather enterprises. Many companies — among them Land Rover, Tesla and H&M … Read more

How the ‘tyranny of distance’ affects the Australian economy

Technology may have reduced transport and communication costs, giving us instant communication around the world, and turning manufacturing into a network of global supply chains stretching across nations. But my recent research with Marie-Claire Robitaillefound that Australia’s distance from Europe and the United States still imposes enormous costs on our exports. We found the impact of … Read more

3D Printing For Dummies (ebook)

Authors: Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne 3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors. This friendly but … Read more

21st Century Corporate Citizenship : A Practical Guide to Delivering Value to Society and your Business (ebook)

Authors: Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith A practical guide to building a successful business in the modern day. It is a book about leveraging all the tools, trends and assets at the disposal of business to drive bottom-line results, value chain resiliency, productivity, innovation, long-term shareowner value, and benefit for the community. This is … Read more