The Trade-chain experiment

Using blockchain and Internet of Things technology, we tracked a shipment of almonds from regional Victoria all the way to Germany, with end-to-end visibility over the supply chain. The whereabouts of the transported goods could be checked via a web app at any time, resulting in smarter planning and potential cost savings throughout the supply chain.

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Manufacturing PMI January

The start of 2019 saw a further expansion in Australia’s manufacturing industry.


Services PMI January

The Australian service sector shifted down a gear at the start of the year as a slower upturn in new work weighed on business activity.

How technology can revolutionise shipping

Blockchain’s potential to strip out cost, time, error and fraud, while increasing transparency, is leading some shipping companies to run trials with clients. 

  Agri Insights: Grains March 2018

Efficiency through technology

Learn where and why Australian grain farmers are investing in their operations.

Manufacturing PMI climbs to five-month high.

Manufacturing PMI December

Growth in Australia’s manufacturing sector remained solid midway through the fourth quarter.

Business activity rises at slowest pace in survey history.

Services PMI December

Business activity in Australia’s service sector continued to expand, with the pace of growth accelerating to a six-month high.

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