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Media releases - Manufacturing

See below for all Deloitte Australia news releases related to Manufacturing industry. For Deloitte news from outside of Australia visit the Global Press Room.

Deloitte acquires Vigilant – a market leading cyber security services business 3 June 2013 Vigilant acquisition adds to Deloitte’s world leading security practice, positioning Deloitte as the cyber threat consultancy.
Deloitte 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index: There are opportunities for an outwardly-focused manufacturing sector 21 November 2012 Areas that will define Australia’s manufacturing competitiveness over the next five years will include innovation, skills, the economic, trade and finance environment, the approach to clean energy and digital technologies, according to Deloitte Manufacturing Partner, Damon Cantwell.
HR organisations need to prioritise people-related risk says Deloitte 6 August 2012 With low-probability events that have a far-reaching global impact (black swan events) on the increase, people-related risk is shaping up to be one of the key trends in Human Resources (HR) according to professional services firm Deloitte. HR functions now need to adjust their own priorities as people risk rises on the corporate agenda.
Investment Monitor June 2012 – Resources sector propping up pipeline 30 July 2012 The June 2012 issue of Investment Monitor saw the total value of projects in the database hold steady.The value of projects fell by a modest $694 million, or 0.1%, in the June quarter but has still increased by 10.7% over the past year.
Retail Forecasts, May 2012 – Budget boost 14 June 2012 Australia’s retail sector has been struggling since the post-GFC cash handouts faded – the hit to consumer confidence, fears of job losses and a general need to cut back on consumer debt have all cut into the appetite of Australians for a trip to the shops. However, a string of recent developments suggest that the gloom permeating shopping malls may be starting to lift.
Innovation critical for future of Australian manufacturing 30 April 2012 A new report recently released by professional services firm Deloitte and the World Economic Forum highlights how Australia needs to position itself to have a sustainable manufacturing future. The report “The Future of Manufacturing: Opportunities to Drive Economic Growth” lists a series of issues that will drive manufacturing success in coming decades.
CFOs optimism rebounds despite ongoing uncertainty 24 April 2012 Optimism levels amongst Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) improved during the last quarter according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey. The survey recorded its most positive sentiment readings in a year, with 38% of CFOs saying they were more optimistic about their company’s financial prospects than they were three months ago.
Business Outlook March quarter 2012: Mining investment in overdrive reinforces two speed split for Australian economy 24 April 2012 Deloitte Access Economics said today that as Europe’s central bank has pushed a trillion euros into financial markets - despite the current worrying news from Spain, European risks have receded slightly – from ‘terrifying’ to ‘quite worrying’.
Bi-Lateral Employment Initiative will positively impact skills shortages 2 April 2012 Deloitte welcomed today's announcement of a bi-lateral employment initiative to encourage skilled workers from the United States, highlighting the role it will play in meeting Australia's current skills shortages in nominated skilled occupation areas such as engineers, surveyors, tradespeople and construction project managers.
The only thing constant about the motor industry is change according to Deloitte Motor Industry Services report 28 February 2012 The annual Deloitte Motor Industry Services - Australian Industry Overview 2012 report has detailed how in vehicle terms, the strength of the Australian economy helped underpin a market, which although down marginally on 2010 due to the impact of natural disasters, was strong enough to break through the million unit mark for just the fourth time.
Investment Monitor December 2011: The Brisbane Line 1 February 2012 Australia's investment agenda continues to grow.  The December 2011 issue of Investment Monitor sees a further gain in the value of projects recorded of $18.7 billion, or 2.1%.
Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook, December 2011: Eurogeddon? 23 January 2012 Deloitte Access Economics said today that Europe remained the key to global growth in 2012, but its mismanaged crisis means the euro could falter and banks could go bust, sending shockwaves around the world.
Business investment in new technologies: improving business performance 17 January 2012 The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte National CEO report, Business Investment in New Technologies, examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years.
Transform immigration to solve skill crisis, says Deloitte 1 December 2011 A new discussion paper released by professional services firm, Deloitte, suggests that the old rules of immigration no longer serve the future of the workforce or the Australian economy, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to help government and business meet the challenges of the current economic environment.
Where is your next worker? – Deloitte urges business to act on looming skill shortage Wednesday, 2 November 2011 Professional services firm Deloitte today launched a major discussion paper - Where is your next worker? - urging Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.
Business Outlook: The 'two speed' screws are tightening Monday, 25 July 2011 Forecasters are dialling down estimates for advanced economy growth in the wake of a surge in commodity prices and Japan's awful earthquake, while government spending cuts and tax hikes are also slowing growth everywhere from the UK to Italy, Portugal and Greece, says Chris Richardson, Partner with Deloitte Access Economics, in its latest Business Outlook.
Deloitte sets its sights on growth Friday, 27 May 2011 Deloitte Australia announced today it will promote 46 new partners effective 1 July 2011. Coupled with the 29 partners added during the year through acquisition, and a further 27 experienced lateral hires, there will be 102 new Deloitte partners by 1 July - an increase of almost 25% on the previous year.
Changes to FBT hit both employers and employees Wednesday,  11 May 2011 The Federal Treasurer confirmed changes to the FBT legislation as it impacts the provision of cars by employers to employees.
A year of two halves, according to Deloitte Motor Industry Services Thursday, 17 March 2011 The annual 2010 Deloitte Motor Industry Overview has highlighted how the motor industry experienced startlingly different results during 2010

Deloitte Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index: What must Australia do? 

Monday, 25 October 2010

In order for Australian manufacturers to remain globally competitive over the next five years they need to focus on establishing linkages into global.

Deloitte develops crisis management Smartphone application 

Monday, 18 October 2010

Professional services firm Deloitte has developed a Smartphone application which could revolutionise how organisations handle their workplace disasters and crises.

CFOs predict a long haul to recovery 

Monday, 18 October 2010

In the latest Deloitte CFO Quarterly Survey, nearly two-thirds (64%) of Australian CFOs expect a sustained and possibly erratic economic recovery over the next two years.

Smart growth strategies needed to address business pressures 

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte Private CEO survey Growth Strategies for Business has identified strategies that businesses are adopting.

Skills shortages loom large as a risk to growth 

Friday, 9 July 2010

According to a new Australian Industry Group/ Deloitte CEO survey, skills shortages are again looming large as a major risk for business and pose real problems for companies in terms of production and service delivery.

Deloitte Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index: Identifies Talent as key to success 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Access to talented workers who are capable of supporting innovation is the key factor driving global manufacturing competitiveness, according to a benchmark report from Deloitte and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Governments boost global automotive spend for alternative fuel technologies 

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Close to US$44 billion in economic stimulus funds and other incentives are being directed at the development of alternative fuel and advance technology vehicles according to a new global analysis by professional services firm Deloitte.

Government hikes tax on ethanol 

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Government's decision to increase excise and customs duty on ethanol is a complete reversal of the measures announced in the 2004-05 Budget, according to professional services firm, Deloitte.

Industry in recovery mode in 2010 

Sunday, 21 March 2010

The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte CEO survey suggests that growth in the ninety percent of the economy represented by the manufacturing, construction and services sectors is going to be reasonably solid, albeit uneven, in the year ahead.

2009 a profitable year for dealers according to Deloitte report 

Monday, 15 March 2010

The 2010 Deloitte Motor Industry Overview has highlighted how some Australian motor dealerships have successfully weathered the economic storm in 2009.

Cash still rules the roost 

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Deloitte Private has warned its clients that the economic climate is still tough and businesses need to be prepared to carefully manage their cash flow if they are to successfully manage out of volatile times.

Generation Y going for 'greener' cars 

Monday, 8 February 2010

Members of Generation Y appear to have changed the way they are making automotive purchasing decisions because of the global financial crisis (GFC), according to a new global survey from Deloitte.

Voluntary Administrators appointed to HMP Constructions Pty Ltd 1 April 2009 The Directors of HMP Constructions Pty Ltd have appointed Deloitte partners, John Greig and Nicholas Harwood, as voluntary administrators to investigate the affairs of the business.
2009 set to be the toughest year in decades 21 January 2009 A new Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) – Deloitte survey of over 480 CEOs in the manufacturing, construction and services sectors, has found that 2009 is shaping up to be a tough year, with the ongoing impacts of the global economic and financial crisis placing business expenditure on key growth drivers at risk.
Manufacturers feel the heat over emerging market sourcing 18 August 2009 Increased publicity over product recalls has made product safety, product quality and environmental standards in emerging markets a hot issue according to Deloitte's '  Innovation in Emerging Markets' annual study.
     

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