Tag: productivity

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

What are some of the biggest challenges facing intermodal in Australia today?

In the lead up to our 15th AusIntermodal Conference in Sydney in November we managed to catch a few minutes with Neil Chambers one of the Director of the Container Tranport Alliance Australia (CTAA). Neil was kind enough to tell us some more about CTAA, discuss some of the biggest challenges facing intermodal in Australia…

20 Oct 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

How robotic trucks are assisting mining in the Pilbara

As the driving force of Australia's mining industry, it is essential that those involved with mining in the Pilbara have access to the newest technology and tools. If the latest machines to arrive in the Western Australian hub are anything to go by, the Pilbara is well on track to continue leading the sector. Mining…

26 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

BHP profits benefit from efficiency and productivity gains

BHP Billiton has helped to drastically increase profit margins through targeted efficiency improvements and productivity gains. The miner released its latest half-year financial results in February, which showed an 82.9 per cent rise in profits for the six months to December 2013, when compared with the same period the previous year. This was despite revenues…

3 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leadership skills vital for productivity, survey shows

Poor leadership skills are hampering Australian workplaces, a new survey has indicated. Research from the University of Melbourne's Centre for Workplace Leadership revealed three-quarters of employees feel good management was lacking at their company. Of the 2,000 workers polled, 25 per cent claimed they had no workplace role models, while 35 per cent of senior and…

27 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Strong oil activity helps Santos hit record revenues

Oil and gas firm Santos has revealed its best ever quarterly sales revenues - $1.1 billion for the final three months of 2013. The organisation said strong oil prices, solid third-party sales volumes and excellent oil production figures were the primary drivers of its improved performance. In Q4, Santos produced 13.1 million barrels of oil…

3 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights