SEMMA Media Release: Welding Skills Short-Course

July 28, 2021Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  NEW INDUSTRY-LED WELDING COURSE LAUNCHED TO ADDRESS LOCAL SKILLS SHORTAGE   The South East Melbourne Manufacturers’ Alliance (SEMMA) has received $200,000 of funding from the Federal government to launch an industry-led welding skills short course program, designed to provide a continuity of skills needed for the future of manufacturing. This short course will equip… Read More →

Local Content – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 21, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Written by SEMMA CEO, Vonda Fenwick.   The Good. At both the Federal and State levels there are various policies and guidelines for Government procurement which enshrine the intent to support manufacturing, and the economy more broadly, by requiring various levels/percentages of local content. At the federal level, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) are… Read More →

Interview with SEMMA President & CEO | ICN Victoria

May 13, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

ICN Victoria “Fireside Chat” series | SEMMA Interview   We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate West and Andy Balmain‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the… Read More →

MEDIA | Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape

May 12, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape   The Australian manufacturing landscape is evolving rapidly. In our article with Manufacturers’​ Monthly, see how two of our members (D&M Auto Industrial Spray Painting and Micro Plastics) – adapted to the departure of automotive passenger vehicle manufacturing and the recent COVID pandemic. Click the link below and… Read More →

SEBN & SEMMA Waste Forums

April 29, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA in collaboration with SEBN recently ran two informative Waste Forums in March and April. It was a good opportunity to focus on waste reduction and opportunities to use ‘waste’. SESSION 1 | Tuesday 30 March 2021 The first forum focused on sharing steps already taken by other manufacturers, problems and barriers to waste… Read More →

CEO’s latest media article

April 1, 2021SEMMA Updates No Comments

Check out SEMMA’s latest media article on the benefits of manufacturing collaboration, written by CEO Vonda Fenwick.   Featuring: Nico Adams – Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub Media Partner: Prime Creative Media – Industrial Titles

Manufacturing Collaboration Workshop

March 31, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA were pleased to hold our first in-person member event since COVID on Monday 29 March 2021, hosting the advanced Collaboration Workshop with David Pender. Check out the highlights below. SEMMA received a small grant from the Victorian Government, under the Grants for Business Chambers and Traders Groups, to fund the SEMMA Collaboration program.

The COVID Year | SEMMA Data in Review

February 25, 2021SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Written by SEMMA CEO Vonda Fenwick.  Thank you to all our SEMMA members who have participated in our COVID IMPACT Surveys throughout 2020 – our first 2021 snapshot survey is out now, be sure to have your input! Click here to take survey. Looking over our 2020 survey results from our March, May, August… Read More →