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Jobs Queensland and Australian Cobotics Centre Report Launch

POSTED: 09 Feb, 2023

On Tuesday 7th February, Jobs Queensland and the Australian Cobotics Centre officially launched their joint report, Advancing Manufacturing: Exploring the human element of the journey.

The report illustrates the opportunities and challenges faced by manufacturing organisations in Queensland as they progress toward Industry 4.0, with a focus on the people in the frontline of the change. The report also includes case studies of two organisations, Watkins Steel and our industry partner, B&R Enclosures. The research was completed by our research program leads, Dr Penny Williams, Prof Greg Hearn, research Associate, Dr Rio Rodrigues PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Melinda Laundon.

The event was held at our Industry partner and key organisation in advancing Advanced Manufacturing in Queensland, ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) and included

Key takeaways included:

? Implementing new technology doesn’t work when people haven’t been involved in the development, design and implementation.
? Multidisciplinary working is vital to ensure holistic solutions that work across all aspects of the business.
? The skills workers are developing are transferrable and can be used across many different industries.
? For Australia to be globally competitive we need to embrace advanced manufacturing.

To learn more, access the reports here: Advancing Manufacturing Skills project | Jobs Queensland