The federal government’s Supply Chain Resilience Initiative, part of its Modern Manufacturing Initiative, has been canvassing industry views on supply-chain vulnerabilities. It will use these to develop roadmaps for each identified ‘priority area’.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for shorter, more resilient supply chains and for diversified, fresh and locally-grown food, says a recent story in the Financial Times.
On 15 November 2020, Australia signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), alongside China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and all the ASEAN nations, together comprising the world’s biggest trading bloc.
Capitalising on significant opportunities for economic development will require re-tooling the region’s supply chains to make them more collaborative, connected and high-tech, finds a CRC for Developing Northern Australia study.
To minimise costly food losses in the journey from farm to fork, it makes sense to invest in logistics software that spans the entire supply chain.
The 2020-2021 Budget has much to offer Australia’s farmers and food producers, providing funds for key infrastructure, regional manufacturing, connectivity and more, says our peak farming body.
A new, Cisco-funded Research Director in Digital Transport at UNSW will guide the development of a technological agenda to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of our future transport systems.
Major Australian dairy processor Bega Cheese is developing a new IoT-based online service that optimises milk pick-up schedules and cuts transport and distribution costs.
As British farmers struggle to provide fresh food for the UK’s citizens, grappling with labour shortages and complex export supply chains, vertical farm facilities are attracting increasing interest.
Rebuilding the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic offers us the chance to revamp our dysfunctional food systems, making them more resilient, sustainable, healthy and equitable, say three IMF bloggers.