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Virtual reality (VR) might be a bit of fun for consumers, but it has an important role to play in the factory of the future, with the potential to transform how products are created and how businesses are run. While the gaming and entertainment industries are the obvious early adopters of new reality technologies (think […]
Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and is the CEO at Matthews Australasia.
With 20+ years of experience in the product identification industry and the wealth of knowledge gained from working closely with industry associations in developing and implementing standards & best practice, Mark is able to assist manufacturers with a range of issues from getting real-time visibility of their production line, improving automation, establishing quality assurance using machine vision to selecting the best fit technology for coding and labelling applications.
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What gets measured gets done. It might be an old cliché, but it still rings true for manufacturers today. Only by collecting the right data in your business can you make steps to improve. But which measures should you rely on? How can you know you’ve got your finger on the “quality pulse” of your […]
Andrew Key has over 25 years’ experience with packaging machinery, inspection technologies and identification technologies. His career spans across organisations like Alfa Laval, TNA and others; helping manufacturers to effect process improvement using the latest technology from around the globe.
In his current role as the Business Development Manager for Inspection technologies at Matthews Australasia, he is constantly looking at cutting edge technologies for our customers to improve quality control.
Andrew grew up in the country and loves the outdoors. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, snow skiing, water skiing, bushwalking and camping.
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Automation and robotics are coming to a workspace near you. Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, robotics, and many other aspects of Industry 4.0, are gradually making inroads into our working lives. At least, that’s what leading commentators and researchers would have us believe. Are they right? And more importantly, should we be excited or concerned? (Here’s […]
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The challenge of metal contamination in packaged food is a big one. With metal and non-magnetic stainless steel among the biggest culprits for food contamination today, many food processors choose a metal detection system to seek out even the smallest metal contaminants in their product. While metal detection is incredibly beneficial to food processing and […]
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When it comes to discussing the future of manufacturing, two words are on everyone’s lips: “digital revolution”. But exactly what this digital revolution means, varies across different industries. Here, we look at why Australian manufacturers should look towards a digital transformation. Digital manufacturing: “the elevator pitch” Summing up digital manufacturing in a few sentences isn’t […]
Trent Munro is an accomplished business strategist, marketing innovator and speaker specialising in business development and optimisation. Over the past 15 years, he has worked across a range of blue-chip and medium enterprises including Goodyear Automotive, Clariant, Corona Manufacturing and Matthews Australasia.
Trent holds a range of postgraduate and graduate qualifications in Commerce, Psychology, Project Management and Science.
At Matthews Australasia, he has overseen market development locally and abroad, launching class leading traceability and automation technologies across manufacturing, healthcare and logistics.
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Used separately, identification and inspection are powerful technologies with the ability to improve efficiencies and product quality. So, just imagine what they can achieve when they work together. Identification and inspection systems are becoming two very powerful components at the end of the line. Labelling, marking and coding systems provide compliance to the exacting retailer […]
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The just-released Packaging Technology Survey 2017 reported that one of the biggest pressures facing today’s business managers, engineers and operations managers is the constant demand for increased operational efficiency and throughput without compromising quality. No surprises there. However, what may come as more of a surprise is the fact that only 16% of companies surveyed […]
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According to global research and advisory company Gartner, “bimodal” is the future of the supply chain. But if you’ve never considered a bimodal supply chain strategy, you’re not alone. It might be the topic de jour, but many Australian manufacturers haven’t yet come across the concept of a bimodal supply chain, let alone started to […]
Matt is a laser marking expert and has in-depth knowledge of product ID technologies. He is a regular at international trade shows like Pack Expo and is constantly looking at emerging trends and technologies.
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The PKN + Food & Drink Business “Future Unpacked” LIVE is over for another year. And what a year it was! If you couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed. PKN + Food & Drink Business LIVE 2017 was a sneak peek into the future. What does the factory of the future look like? What […]
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Narcissistic, attention seeking, distracted, disloyal, Snapchatters…the list goes on. Given that they make up half the workforce and just over one in four are already in management positions, it’s worrying that such negative stereotypes haunt the millennial generation. But the reality is that manufacturers who embrace millennials in the workforce stand to gain. Back […]
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