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We know it is tough times for manufacturers in Auckland level 4 lockdown, particularly those of you that are manufacturing non-food ‘essential’ products for export customers, but you are unable to operate for those orders.
With unemployment hitting new lows and the border restricted in terms of accessing international talent, we know that manufacturers are finding staff shortages a big problem. That came through loud and clear in the recent Performance Manufacturing Index survey.
The humble barcode turns 50 and continues to optimise inventory and transportation efficiency including the covid-19 era online shopping boom and economic transformation.
By Peter Stevens How it all began The humble ‘beep’ of a scanner on a GS1 barcode is now so embedded in the social milieu that we don’t often reflect on how it came to be ubiquitous (or indeed who made it happen). The story of how 50 years ago fierce supermarket...
New Zealand manufacturing contributed to 10% of real GDP in 2019 ($23 billion) and is a large employer at over 242,000 people. NZ manufacturers contribute as much to the economy percentage wise as manufacturing in the USA and nearly double that of Australian manufacturing. Having said that, manufacturing output declined post the GFC and was just recovering in the last 5 years until Covid19 came along in 2020.
BusinessNZ has been working with our network partners at EMA and the Manufacturers Network to provide some guidance for safe work practices at alert level 3.
Moving from level 4 to level 3. Moving from Alert Level 4 to Level 3NZ is still in Level 4 and will stay at Level 4 at least until 20 April.The decision on when we move to Level 3 will be made on 20 April.When we go to Level 3, there will no longer be the focus on...
Today Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Roberston, gave an update to members and provided greater detail on the Government’s plan to respond to COVID19 – from the first wave of the immediate response, to the second wave of kickstarting the economy and the third wave where the Government will look to reset and rebuild.
In this edition we have some information on standards required for the various level of face mask and hand sanitiser equipment and an indication from Government as to the quantities they would be wanting to source.