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Smart Enough Factory program for Latrobe City small to medium businesses gets $1.36M funding from Victorian government

The Smart Enough Factory program got underway in Latrobe City recently, supporting manufacturers to bring digital technologies into their operations to drive value and productivity.

By news@gippsland - 28th July 2022 - Back to News

The Victorian government has provided $1.36 million in funding for the program, which will support small to medium-sized businesses Victoria's defence industry to modernise design and manufacturing processes. Delivered by DMTC Limited (previously known as the Defence Materials Technology Centre), the program will help businesses adopt digital technologies, overcome barriers such as costs, skill shortages or security vulnerabilities, and create opportunities to enter defence supply chains.

Deployment of Smart Enough Factory will ensure Latrobe City's manufacturing supply chains and help businesses adopt digital technologies

Deployment of Smart Enough Factory will ensure Latrobe City's manufacturing supply chains and help businesses adopt digital technologies

Becoming more competitive

Mayor of Latrobe City Councillor Kellie O'Callaghan said the program would further strengthen Latrobe City's growing defence manufacturing capabilities. "The Smart Enough Factory program combines the latest digital technology with practical advice to allow manufacturers to boost efficiency and measure their outputs."

"The program will help to position Latrobe City's place in the defence manufacturing supply chain, allowing our businesses to become more competitive in the market. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of the program for manufacturers both in Latrobe City and the broader Gippsland region," said the Mayor.

Manufacturing businesses find out more about the program by visiting the DMTC - Digital Capability Uplift for Victorian Businesses website.

Pictures from Suttontools website.


Source: www.gippsland.com

Published by: news@gippsland.com



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