Beyond Business as Usual: A 21st Century Culture of Manufacturing in Australia

Researched and written in 2018/19 a team of researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle asked the questions “Is there a future for manufacturing in an increasingly digital world? Will ‘generation next’ recognise that a product is more than an app on a smart phone? As the internet of things becomes ubiquitous, who will make the things? These questions are timely and relevant as Australia embarks on its post-mining boom transition to a more inclusive and dynamic knowledge-based economy.

Product stewardship members AH Beard and Soft Landing participated in this project. No longer is this a post-mining boom transition but these questions remain relevant for us to consider in a COVID19 era. It is food for thought in this turbulent time. Find the report here