This report arrives at a critical juncture in the current economic climate. Our manufacturers responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with distinction. Now, we rely on Australian manufacturing to be one of the country’s heavy lifters in leading the economy out of recession and on to the road toward a solid recovery with greater capability.
Australia can transition from being a lucky country to a smart country. We know that when Australian manufacturers ‘add value’ to a product or service it is greatly respected and becomes more globally competitive. Australian manufacturing carries a strong reputation internationally, it is a broad capability that cuts across all sectors, and now is the time to seize the momentum that is underway.
AMGC is enormously proud of its 2,500+ members’ efforts. This report reflects the achievements of successful manufacturers and we are pleased to share many of the winning formulas with you.
This report complements previous AMGC insights into what can make Australian manufacturing more competitive. It follows:
ADA-Vic is delighted to announce Adam Evans as its new Alliances Manager for the Victorian Defence Alliances.
On behalf of ADA-Vic, which delivers this important program for the State Government, Chairman, Bryan O’Connor confirmed the appointment. He celebrated the significant contribution by outgoing Alliances Manager, Charlotte Morris, whose efforts have developed the most integrated and well delivered industry alliance program in the region.
“Victoria maintains an extremely dynamic and effective defence industry base. This program, thanks mostly to the efforts of Charlotte, has showcased outstanding Victorian SMEs and provided an excellent framework to support SMEs in Defence supply chains. Now, as Victoria prepares for the economic recovery from COVID-19, the VDA activity becomes even more crucial,” Bryan O’Connor remarked.
“Adam is a respected and well-known Victorian entrepreneur, he has led a number of digital and collaboration projects with VDA previously. He is well prepared to deliver the service required during these challenging times, supported by ADA-Vic. During the dedicated and deliberate handover period, Charlotte and Adam will work collaboratively with stakeholders to help position the VDA membership for ongoing success.” said Sean Farrell, the CEO of ADA-Vic.
Adam is an active participant in state and national discussions on the value of the dynamic SME base and is a highly effective leader. He will build on Charlotte's legacy and help the Victorian Government, ADA Victoria and the VDA membership continue to deliver outstanding service to defence industry.
“Victorian companies have a long and proud history of collaborating to support the national Defence effort in hard times. As we start the recovery phase of our COVID-19 response, we have an incredible opportunity to unlock this potential again. Through the VDA program we can find and connect this potential, and with ADA-Vic mentoring, support and advocacy, Victoria can deliver world leading technologies from right here in our backyard,” said Adam Evans.
Charlotte will continue to provide mentoring support to Adam and the VDA as she moves on to continue to support Defence and defence industry by growing the supply chain’s capability and capacity through the DMTC’s Industry Capability Development Program. Adam has commenced the handover and will assume responsibilities on the 1st October 2020.
A copy of the announcement is available to download at the bottom.
Thales, in partnership with ADA-Vic, is presenting a series of webinars to support SMEs and the Thales SME partners by demystifying cyber security and digital threat readiness to build a future we can all trust.
Protecting physical and digital assets from cyber-attack is critical to the future of Australian supply chains.
About the event
Michelle Richard, Director, Purchasing
Ben Doyle, Chief information Security Officer
Jeremy Hulse, General Manager - Cyber Security
Graeme Pyper, Business Development Manager - Cyber Security
Date: 16th September
To view the "Latest news from ADA-Vic" from the 1st September please click here to open it in the browser.
Please work with your Defence sponsors when a need for travel is identified.
- supports the travel,
- identifies the proposed travellers and dates of travel, and
- states Defence’s expectations with respect to industry staff adherence to COVID-19 preventative measures including:
- quarantine periods,
- social distancing requirements,
- plans for symptom vigilance and action,
- access to personal protective equipment, and
- compliance with all State/Territory directions.
In partnership with Marketing Entourage, the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) has developed a five week online pitch training course to support Australian defence industry companies looking to better promote their capabilities.
Download the brochure at the bottom of this post.
The program is specifically designed to improve the chances of export success for Australian defence industry companies engaging with foreign military and supply chain companies such as international primes. The training is delivered through a series of webinars, online modules and one-to-one pitch practice sessions.
Companies will be provided with the opportunity to have their pitch reviewed by people in highly experienced Defence and prime acquisition.
The online pitch training course is fully subsidised by the ADEO.
We hope to help all companies in the Australian defence industry, although companies who have who have recently participated in an industry delegation with TDA will receive priority for the first cohorts.
There will be several cohorts across the financial year, commencing 7 September 2020, with around 20-30 companies in each.
We anticipate that it will take around 2-4 hours per week to complete the course, and businesses can have as many people as they see fit complete it together under one registration.
The 2021 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue is now open for submission!
The submission process has now opened for consideration and inclusion for the 2021 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue. The Defence Minister’s announcement can be viewed here
Details for the 2021 submission process (and the current Catalogue) can be found on the Australian Military Sales webpage here
ASC is Australia’s leading sovereign capability on submarine platforms, including the management of local and international supply chains.
ASC built and now sustains the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins Class Submarines and is an integral part of Australia’s maritime defence strategy and national security framework.
ASC employs more than 1000 employees across its sites.
ASC’s capability in specialised submarine construction and maintenance is located at two key sites in Osborne, South Australia and Henderson, Western Australia.
ASC’s submarine platform capability is aligned with that of the Royal Australian Navy. ASC undertakes the platform integration of the major systems and identifies and implements design improvements through a combination of in-country engineering know-how, advanced manufacturing and an extensive local and global supply chain.
As a leader in the defence industry, ASC prides itself on the quality of services and products, its proven innovation, integrity and delivery.
ASC is seeking suppliers, including Small to Medium Enterprises, to work to continue to deliver world benchmark capability. ASC is committed to a sovereign supply chain capability and to partnering with Overseas Equipment Manufacturers to achieve this.
Suppliers interested in participating in programs at ASC are requested to respond to the ASC Expressions of Interest on the ICN portal. As ASC seeks to engage with industry on specific work requirements, suppliers with compatible capabilities will be contacted.
Australian businesses interested in supporting ASC to deliver and sustain sovereign capability on submarine platforms are invited to register their interest with the link HERE.
BAE Systems Australia is encouraging Australian businesses who believe they can add value to the BAE
supply chain to join their Global Access Program.
In response to the Australian Government’s Global Supply Chain initiative, BAE Systems Australia established the Global Access Program (GAP) in 2012. Through their team embedded across their international business units, GAP creates export opportunities for Australian companies within the supply chain of BAE Systems group and partner organisations.
The GAP team engages with program managers and procurement professionals across BAE Systems’ global supply chain to find opportunities for Australian suppliers to support a diverse range of products and services in the:
- electronic domains
To register your interest in being a part of the Global Access Program, register HERE.
To learn more about the Global Access Program, visit their website HERE.
To learn more about the Global Supply Chain Program visit the website HERE.
Commonwealth Procurement Rules - Updated
In order to support domestic economic growth and support Australia's burgeoning defence industrial base, the Commonwealth update to the CPR guidelines includes a number of policy additions designed to foster stronger ties between industry and the government.
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price explained the government's objectives and rationale with the updated CPR guidelines, telling Defence Connect, "These are important changes aimed at forging new opportunities for Australia’s terrific defence industries.