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July 2nd, 2014
Episode 14 of 463 episodes
The US manufacturing industry is on the up, while in Australia the sector is taking one hit after the other, with not only the car industry wandering off to low labour cost countries. It is no longer possible to keep the Australian manufacturing sector competitive simply by focussing on rationalisation opportunities. Advanced manufacturing is the future. So what are the lessons we can learn from the American experience?