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Knowledge-based manufacturing

Manufacturing in Australia is under immense pressure – squeezed between declining prices and the rising cost of raw materials. There is less and less room to manoeuvre between operating costs and profits.

Supply chain management improvements and lean manufacturing strategies are critical for survival but are no longer enough in a dynamic global environment to ensure a sustainable and prosperous business.

Across the developed world manufacturing is increasingly moving to an innovation-driven economic model. Competitive performance depends less on input costs and production efficiencies and more on the capacity to efficiently and sustainably produce innovative, leading-edge technology goods and services.
Knowledge management, value networks and intercompany collaboration provide the basis of the agility businesses need in an innovation economy to continuously and reliably develop high-value integrated products and services. These collaborative mechanisms can be provided through VCAMM.

VCAMM provides tailored assistance along the innovation spectrum and can help connect firms with appropriate expertise to assist with business strategy, planning and knowledge-process improvements.

We help businesses deliver on key elements for success including:

  • B2B orchestration and technology transfer.

  • Strategic and business planning.

  • Identifying potential business partners.

  • Market development for new technology or innovations.

  • Mentoring and specialist manufacturing business management and operational advice.

  • Access to industry research, business, government and investment networks.

  • Incubation and space for new businesses or new projects at the VCAMM Innovation Centre.

  • Commercialisation of innovations and intellectual property.