Manufacturing in Australia is undergoing incredible transformation. This module takes you through the evolution and current state of manufacturing in order to help you understand the opportunities available to both industry and research institutions. This will provide a framework for the advice shared throughout the Manufacturing Academy.

  • Understand the history of manufacturing and the nature of the industry today

  • Introduce the idea that every manufacturer has the potential to become advanced

  • Introduce the need to focus on value, a key concept throughout the Manufacturing Academy

Presented by

  • Jens  Goennemann

    Managing Director of AMGC

    Jens Goennemann

    Jens has been Managing Director of AMGC since 2016. He brings extensive experience from overseeing large manufacturing operations in Australia and Europe. Jens served as Managing Director of Airbus Group Australia Pacific and Airbus Helicopters. Before his seven-year appointment to Australia, Jens spent six years in Germany with the former European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), today known as Airbus Group. He was Head of the CEO’s office in Germany, and before that in charge of Soldier and Parafoil Systems within the Defence Division. Previously, Jens spent two years in Athens where he established and managed the Eurofighter Office of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, one of the three founding partner companies of EADS. He began his career with Daimler-Benz AG in January 1996.

Course curriculum