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We inspire and provide opportunities for all Australians seeking a hands-on, technical career path. Even with the changing needs of society, we are building on our heritage with a vision to redefine the future of Australian manufacturing and create a legacy based on excellence, talent and opportunity.

Australian Manufacturing Capability – Sustaining Oil & Gas Infrastructure

How capable are Australia’s manufacturers in delivering sustainment services to Oil & Gas infrastructure? This investment is so vital to our export economy and our way of life. A recent road trip and several conversations with major Oil & Gas companies about plant sustainment and equipment supply highlighted several issues. A common theme was the...
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Collaboration – I4.0 Capability Building in SME’s

There is much talk about industry collaborating with academia to deliver game-changing products, services and business models in the manufacturing sector. Like many other businesses today, LA Services has been redefining innovation into a meaningful framework and understanding the ‘demons in the technology details’ that will underpin a new era for this sector. Realising the...
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Getting Comfortable with Innovation

It is often said in business ‘innovate or die’. However, what does innovation mean or offer a company? Not much in isolation of a context that can make it meaningful to the user. However, if an opportunity comes along to play with a piece of technology, being open-minded to experiment on the fringe of possibilities...
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The ‘Future of Work’ – Academic Theory vs. Manufacturing SME Practice

It seems the only constant at present is the feeling that the old order of doing things is being challenged in every corner of the economy. While different sectors are dealing with the opportunities of change at varying rates, the responses are primarily within the realm of the relevant industry, bringing some comfort to the...
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Adding Manufacturing to The Smith Family Work Inspiration Program

The Smith Family is an organisation that may not come to mind when thinking about a manufacturing organisation, but then again in today’s business environment, collaboration can present unexpected synergies. In the last week of May, LA Services had the pleasure of working with The Smith Family and Leonie Lam from My Focus to deliver...
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Product Price and Project Cost

Is it worth paying a higher product price for something now when it is a known, or paying for an unknown project cost later? LA Services works with clients across a number of industries, historically we have serviced the oil and gas sector, a sector with a focus on quality assurance and compliance and rightly...
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Bridging Sectors – Educators visit Manufacturing

While the business year winds down at the end of this week, staff at Liverpool Boys High are already planning their 2019 project-based learning activities. Jessica Khoury (Community Officer) and Amy Gilchrist (Head Teacher of Science) visited LA Services this week to discuss a collaborative environment sensor project between Ben Moir from Snepo, David Phan...
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New Blood – Generational Diversity to Step Change

LA Services understands that to improve and move forward sometimes needs a fresh approach, but retention of heritage knowledge and skills is also essential to ensure operational integrity, client trust and longevity of engineering services. Confronted with the challenge of widening the purpose of our engineering function, LA Services decided this step change required two...
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ANU Interviews LA Services – Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Activity

On the 21st of November 2018 Jihye Yeo a PhD candidate at the Research School of Management, Australian National University (ANU) visited LA Services to get some insight from the coal face about innovation activity in the Australian advanced manufacturing space. Jihye and her supervisor Dr Alex Eapen (also from the Research School of Management,...
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