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Could your company infrastructure be set to face a natural disaster?

In today’s digital age, traditional manufacturing companies must harness disruption before it engulfs them. If you aren’t prepared – your company infrastructure is a natural disaster waiting to happen through digital disruption. That’s because natural disasters aren’t just restricted to events of nature. Nature of events can run their course in businesses and markets as…

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Notice – demystifying HERA’s research levy & how all of industry can leverage it (including SMEs!)

In our 2018 membership survey, you let us know that you’re mostly very happy with our support. However, we consistently hear from SME’s that they believe we’re only here for the bigger players. And, that the way the levy is administered is unclear. So let’s start by saying that HERA is absolutely here to support…

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Building real estate in innovation leadership

Property infrastructure is on our radar for the month of October. And, not surprisingly it got us to thinking about what infrastructure needs to be developed to create a better organisational leadership culture. To answer this, we took inspiration from the Founder of Doblin Larry Keely who said “Innovation is the elegant integration of many…

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Our NZ metals industry is the first to assess ourselves against Treasury’s Living Standards Framework

A new report commissioned by HERA shows that the NZ metals industry is a strong contributor to the NZ economy and the living standards of New Zealanders. It was prepared by leading economic research and consultancy company Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) using Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF). We understand we’re the first industry…

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Assessing the NZ metals industry against the living standards framework

Oct32018 We’re proud to report that our NZ metals industry is an early adopter of the living standards framework in terms of assessing where we sit across the four capitals of human, social, natural and physical/financial. HERA commissioned Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) to prepare this report – because it’s important to understand how…

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HERA offering welding productivity and automation assessments

Last month, our Welding Centre staff assessed welding productivity and automation capability for seven of our members. This was a feasibility study to test our Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and determine if such assessments could: a) add value to individual members; and b) identify common issues that we could assist members generically to address.  …

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How valuable is your business to you? And, what are you willing to do to achieve business growth?

We hope a lot, and that you’re willing to do anything! Because growth is a critical key metric for any organisation to survive. Yet, time and time again, we see our members not giving the ‘time’ needed to focus on this in their day to day work. A likely reason being that growth and survival are…

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Use of NZ fabricated steel aligns well with ‘Shaping the Future of Construction’.

Shaping the Future of Construction: Insights to Redesign the Industry is a white paper released by the World Economic Forum in 2017. This paper identified six challenges to the future of construction: Project Delivery – creating certainty to deliver on time and on budget, and improving the productivity, quality and safety of the construction sector.…

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Update – removal of conflict with latest national standards including AS/NZS 5131 and NZS 3404.1

Working with the Building System Performance (BSP) branch of MBIE, the New Zealand Standards Approval Board has revoked NZS 3404.1:2009. This development will eliminate the conflict that has existed with other standards and provide a clear signal about which version of NZS 3404.1 should be used to support regulatory compliance. It’s important that designers, building…

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Why should our engineering industry celebrate Māori Language Week | Te Wiki o te Reo Māori?

Many people believe they have no role to play in supporting the revitalisation of Māori. But the truth is, every New Zealander can help strengthen Māori language – even our metals industry! As a person who is of Māori decent, I’m not writing this article with a hidden agenda. I’m writing it because what better day to…