About the industry
Manufacturing sector covers work performed in the electronics industry, mechanical industry, energy industries, food and beverage industries, plastic industry, metalworking industries, transport and telecommunications industries, chemical or physical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.
The Manufacturing industry needs...
Expectation vs Reality
Robotics is taking over manual labourManual work in the manufacturing industry will be needed as everything will be powered by roboticsvs
Demand is high, people are neededManufactured goods account for over two-thirds of world merchandise trade. A country that cannot successfully export manufactures will be shut out of most trade, we are buying more goods than ever before so we need workers in the industry to keep up with the demand.
Old and outdatedManufacturing is an “old” or “outdated” industryvs
Innovation and new world ideas are at our coreManufacturing is not an “old” industry. It is in fact the most innovation-intensive sector in the whole economy — and no country can be an innovation leader without the ability to apply innovation in manufacturing.
What positive impact does the manufacturing industry have on the world?
The manufacturing footprint on society spans far and wide, with the industry contributing to the success of many of our well known businesses and economic trade across the world. Many would underestimate the pure impact of this sector, but you just have to look at the average life of a contemporary Australian who is surrounded by and completely reliant on thousands upon thousands of manufactured goods, whether that be working, eating, driving, flying, sleeping, playing, or relaxing. Judging by the sheer volume of stuff in our lives, manufacturing plays a very important role in how we live day to day.