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  1. Identification and inspection: why integrate?Sunday, 24 September 2017, 59 minutes ago
    identification and inspection

    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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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ 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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  2. What problems can vision inspection solve?Friday, 15 September 2017
    what problems can vision inspection solve

    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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    Andrew Key

    Andrew Key

    Product Manager, Inspection Technologies at Matthews Australasia

    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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  3. 5 things you need to know about a bimodal supply chainWednesday, 6 September 2017
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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 […]

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    Matt Nichol

    Matt Nichol

    Key Account Manager at Matthews Australasia

    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.

    The post 5 things you need to know about a bimodal supply chain appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  4. Future Unpacked LIVE: what you missedSunday, 27 August 2017
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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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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ 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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  5. Why Australian manufacturers need millennials in the workforceFriday, 18 August 2017
    millennials in the workforce

    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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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ 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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  6. Battle of the coders: laser or inkjet?Monday, 7 August 2017
    laser or inkjet

    When it comes to coding, which is the better option: laser or inkjet? When investing in coding technology, the first and most important decision you’ll need to make is whether to choose laser or inkjet. Each technology has its own strengths and weaknesses. They use different methods for coding, and each is appropriate for meeting […]

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    Matt Nichol

    Matt Nichol

    Key Account Manager at Matthews Australasia

    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.

    The post Battle of the coders: laser or inkjet? appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  7. Foodpro 2017: what you missedThursday, 27 July 2017
    foodpro 2017

    A record crowd flocked to the recent 50th anniversary edition of the foodpro show this month. Held at the ICC in Sydney’s Darling Harbour over four days, foodpro was jam-packed with great ideas spread across 360-plus exhibitors. Foodpro promised much and delivered high – casting the spotlight on new trends, technologies and innovations in the […]

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    Trent Munro

    Trent Munro

    Manager – Strategy & Business Development at Matthews Australasia

    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.

    The post Foodpro 2017: what you missed appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  8. How the world is tackling food wasteFriday, 14 July 2017
    food waste

    Fact: Food waste is a huge global issue. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, 28% of the world’s agriculture area is used to produce food that ultimately goes to waste each year. In fact, The Guardian reports that nearly 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year — which is more […]

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    Mark Dingley

    Mark Dingley

    General Manager, Operations at Matthews Australasia

    Mark Dingley is Chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and heads operations at Matthews Australasia.
    With 18+ 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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  9. Matthews Australasia maps the future at foodpro 2017Monday, 3 July 2017
    foodpro 2017

    It’s been three years since foodpro, Australasia’s leading food manufacturing and packaging exhibition, took Melbourne by storm (literally). Now, the wait is almost over. Coming to Sydney from 16 to 19 July, foodpro 2017 promises to once again showcase the future of all things food. But this is more than just an expo: foodpro 2017 […]

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    Devna Dayal

    Devna Dayal

    Marketing Specialist at Matthews Australasia

    With marketing experience across a variety of tactics and media in multiple global companies, my focus is on continuous improvement and experimentation to deliver better ROI for marketing investments in the B2B space.
    I currently work at Matthews Australasia in the marketing department working on brand development, lead generation and sales tools development.

    The post Matthews Australasia maps the future at foodpro 2017 appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

  10. 3 trends manufacturers need to watchSaturday, 24 June 2017
    trends manufacturers need to watch

    Between the Internet of Things (IoT), information-driven manufacturing (iDM), social robots and Internet 5.0, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s enough happening in your own world without worrying about other industries. But being aware of parallel industry developments as they’re happening can keep you ahead of the curve and help you anticipate new solutions to […]

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    Trent Munro

    Trent Munro

    Manager – Strategy & Business Development at Matthews Australasia

    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.

    The post 3 trends manufacturers need to watch appeared first on The Matthews Blog.

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