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Advanced Manufacturing: Beyond the production line examines where Australia's opportunities for advanced manufacturing lie and how they can play a role in supporting Australia's long-term growth.
The report includes a proposed reform agenda which outlines 14 key areas that should be addressed under the umbrella of an Advanced Manufacturing Industry Plan.
In releasing Advanced Manufacturing: Beyond the production line, CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin said there are many examples of these new technologies which can range from new technology for road surfaces and public transport to healthcare equipment for our hospitals.
"The focus in Australia has been on traditional assembly line manufacturing - low-cost, high-volume production - which will continue to decline because we simply can't compete with low cost economies," he said.
"We need to find a new manufacturing sweet spot and advanced manufacturing is where our focus should be."
Download the report - Advanced Manufacturing: Beyond the production line (pdf).
Read the media release - CEDA report calls for government tenders to require innovation to find new manufacturing sweet spot.
Read opinion piece - Government must invest in innovation to cut handout culture, drive new manufacturing jobsby CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.
CEDA Senior Economist, Sarah-Jane Derby
Advanced Manufacturing Council in Adelaide Chair, Professor Göran Roos
Australian Services Roundtable Non-Executive Director, Jane Drake-Brockman
Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox
Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce Australia (META) Chair, Albert Goller
Future Manufacturing Flagship CSIRO, Director, Dr Swee Mak
CEDA also held advanced manufacturing forums around the country: