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The impact of COVID on global supply chains

The impact of COVID on global supply chains
  Our economy has benefited over the years from international trade and globalisation. However, with the current pandemic, there has been great impacts on supply chains and, as a result, disruptions...
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Delays on domestic deliveries

Delays on domestic deliveries
  In addition to international supply chains being impacted by the pandemic, on the domestic front Australians have been experiencing incredible delays as a result of COVID-19. Australia Post...
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Time to ‘Tune In’

Time to ‘Tune In’
  October is Mental Health Month across Australia and this year’s theme is ‘Tune In’.  With the current health crisis across the globe, ‘Tuning In’ is more...
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Construction and safety in the time of COVID

Construction and safety in the time of COVID
  The NSW Government recently put a stop to non-essential construction across Greater Sydney in response to the current COVID outbreak. Employing around 200,000 people directly, the industry...
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The need for socially responsible business

The need for socially responsible business
  Sustainability forms a key part of Westpac Bank’s business strategy. Each year the bank provides 100 scholarships for social enterprises through its Westpac Scholars initiative. Scholarship...
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Thursday, 14 October 2021 14:53

The impact of COVID on global supply chains

  Our economy has benefited over the years from international trade and globalisation. However, with the current pandemic, there has been great impacts on supply…
Thursday, 14 October 2021 14:40

Delays on domestic deliveries

  In addition to international supply chains being impacted by the pandemic, on the domestic front Australians have been experiencing incredible delays as a result…
Thursday, 14 October 2021 14:30

Time to ‘Tune In’

  October is Mental Health Month across Australia and this year’s theme is ‘Tune In’.  With the current health crisis across the globe, ‘Tuning In’…
  The NSW Government recently put a stop to non-essential construction across Greater Sydney in response to the current COVID outbreak. Employing around 200,000 people…
  Sustainability forms a key part of Westpac Bank’s business strategy. Each year the bank provides 100 scholarships for social enterprises through its Westpac Scholars…
Monday, 02 August 2021 12:43

Making sense of Australia

On Tuesday 10th August, Australians are being asked to participate in a nationwide Census. Whilst many people in Australia are dealing with the ongoing pandemic,…
  India is currently being devastated by record numbers of COVID-19 cases with many Australians stranded in India and unable to return home. To help,…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 11:19

A second life for footwear

  As part of its ‘Move to Zero’ sustainability strategy, in the United States, Nike has introduced its ‘Nike Refurbished’ circular consumer initiative. Shoppers can…
  With international borders mostly closed, many Australians have been forced to take holidays within Australia. In addition, travellers fear forms of travel where they…
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:55

‘Share a Coke’ summer campaign

  The hugely popular ‘Share a Coke’ campaign that launched back in 2011 has seen a return this summer – this time with a twist! …
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:55

COVID-19 early release of super

  Last year, the federal government allowed Australians in financial difficulty early access to their superannuation.  The controversial scheme closed from 1st January this year…
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:51

Living in a cashless society

  One of the impacts of the pandemic is the increased used of tap-cards such as Visa and phone-based payment options for consumers. What are…
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:20

Census Test underway

Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) undertakes the Australian Census – one of the largest and most important statistic collections undertaken by…
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:21

McHappy Day – the value of supporting charities

This Saturday 14th November in Australia is McHappy Day, an initiative that raises funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities that support families of seriously ill…
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:17

Sports sponsorship in a COVID world

Since the pandemic hit earlier this year, mass gatherings have been cancelled and community sport seasons all but wipes out. Sporting codes rely heavily on…
Saturday, 11 July 2020 15:45

Drought is the new normal

Following a significant blow from long-term drought conditions in Australia, dairy giant Fonterra recently announced a $820million write-down after a review of its key assets. The company…
Monday, 11 November 2019 15:55

Everything old is new again

Fast-food franchise KFC is revitalising its old name ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ in Australia. Unclear exactly why the company is reverting to its original name, which was…
Microsoft Japan recently introduced a 4-day work week for its employees and the results were staggering revealing a huge increase in productivity. Many organisations now are looking…
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:52

Career success through Macca's

Earlier this year McDonald’s conducted a study that found that 4 out of 5 of their former employees believe their experience working in-restaurant set them up for future…
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:51

Award winning Telco leading the way

Earlier this year, telecommunications company iiNet was announced Internet Service Provider of the Year in the 2018 Roy Morgan Research Customer Satisfaction Awards.  The accolade follows on from the…
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:49

Extreme weather plays havoc for farmers

Australia has been experiencing extreme weather over the past couple of years including floods, fire and drought conditions. These wildly varying conditions can play havoc…
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:49

Genesis Energy making a powerful difference

Electricity retailer Genesis Energy recently purchased a 40% share in EV (Electric Vehicle) car share company, Yoogo Share with a view of helping businesses and individuals reduce their energy costs and…
In August 2019, International Youth Day focused on the theme ‘Transforming Education’ highlighting the need for education to be inclusive and accessible for all.  Father…
Monday, 19 November 2018 15:44

From Telstra to Tesla

Chief Financial Officer of Telstra, Robyn Denholm, has resigned from her position to take on the high profile role of Chairman of luxury car company Tesla after Elon…
Robotics are changing the way we do things from performing delicate surgical procedures to now building houses. The Hadrian X robot built a 180 square…
Many cafes and restaurants are introducing initiatives to reduce their environmental impact. Convenience store chain, 7-Eleven has teamed up with Simply Cups recently to introduce…
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:39

Federal Budget time

  The Australian Government is set to deliver the Federal Budget on Tuesday 8th May.  Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (formerly the Institute of Chartered…
  Franchise businesses have been in the media a lot lately with the closure of many Doughnut Time stores and now many Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken…
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:33

Building communities

  Community involvement for large corporates is becoming increasingly important. Companies that encourage community involvement not only distinguish themselves from their competitors but improve the…
Monday, 26 February 2018 16:31

More fizz for Coca Cola marketing

  In order to boost profits, Coca-Cola Amatil plans to increase its marketing efforts of its Coke and Mount Franklin brands as well as build awareness…
Monday, 26 February 2018 16:29

Fat is back!

  Dairy companies such as Fonterra are experiencing a growth in sales as consumers are eating more butter and are willing to pay more for it. Our…
Monday, 26 February 2018 16:26

Innovation and integrity recognised

  Renowned for developing creative solutions to the world’s problems, global company 3M has recently been recognised as the world’s most ethical company for the fifth…
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:23

Lipstick Wars

  While online presence may be critical to business success, other sectors also need to back this up with a strong ‘experiential’ presence for their…
Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:17

Taking a brand online

  With print advertising having a diminishing relevance for companies, online presence is key for a brand to succeed – particularly if you are trying…
  Just last week, news broke of the new purchasers of struggling TV network, Channel TEN. Beating bids from our own media moguls, including Lachlan…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 13:02

Coca Cola No Sugar launches in Australia

    Soft drink giant Coca Cola has just launched its new Coca Cola No Sugar in Australia after five years of product development and 30…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 13:02

Benefits of technology in the classroom

  Most schools now use computers or devices in the classroom with many public schools adopting the ‘Bring your own device’ policy.  While some schools…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 13:01

Amazon in Australia

  As Amazon starts its set up phase in Australia ready to launch here in 2018, debate heats up over what impact this will have…
Ernst & Young recently selected 24 high-potential and innovative start-up entrepreneurs from across Asia-Pacific to take part in its 2017 Accelerating Entrepreneurs program. The program…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:35

Nike announces hijab with mixed reaction

Inspired by Olympic runner Sarah Attar from Saudi Arabia who competed while wearing a hijab and Amna Al Haddad, a weightlifter from the United Arab…
The fastest growing franchise you’ve never heard of They are calling themselves the Apple store of the health and fitness scene but chances are you…
Monday, 20 February 2017 13:55

Welcome to the new school year!

We are pleased to bring you our first edition of the Australian Business Case Studies newsletter for 2017 connecting current news topics with our educational case studies.…
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:14

The Bachelor and reality based advertising

The Bachelor and reality based advertising Channel Ten was one of the first stations to introduce reality-based advertising with the hugely popular program Big Brother.…
Impact of weather changes on businesses With record temperatures this Autumn, many businesses are facing new challenges.  In particular clothing retailers, who often receive their…
Monday, 08 February 2016 14:11

Trends in project management

Trends in project management With an increase in flexible work practices and the need for companies to be able to mobilise teams of staff, project…
Sunday, 01 November 2015 08:41

Expanding a business internationally

  Running a business is a hard enough challenge in itself but imagine running a business that operates in numerous countries outside of Australia. Woodside…
Monday, 26 October 2015 08:40

The importance of risk management

  Insurance Australia Group (IAG) chief executive Peter Harmer has abandoned the insurance company’s plans to expand in to China following pressure from shareholders according…
Monday, 26 October 2015 08:39

Alcoa to split in two

  In a recent news report, Alcoa has stated that it will split its company in two, separating a faster growing plane and car parts…
Saturday, 10 October 2015 08:30

The growth in digital mediums

  Digital advertising in Australia will become an $11 billion industry over the next five years, growing at about 11 per cent a year, according…
Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:28

Nurturing relationships the key to success

  In March this year, Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu overnight.  The small South Pacific nation needed help rebuilding homes that were destroyed in the wake…
Saturday, 20 June 2015 08:27

Contextual Banking

  According to Westpac’s head of digital marketing, Simon Marks, very few brands have yet to master personalisation as relevancy was flagged as one of…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:27

Making every drop matter

  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ report on sweet treat consumption across Australia, one-third of Northern Territorians consume soft drink – a preference…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:26

Our nation’s love of treat foods

  Across Australia we love our treat or discretionary food – food that is high in energy but low in nutritional value - according to…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 08:24

Coal prices forecast to be slashed

  Australia’s mining industry is to cop another blow after forecast prices of coal were slashed recently by Citigroup. Coal is one of Australia’s biggest…
  Realestate.com.au has created a new brand campaign using Hollywood star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, who confuses Australia and his homeland Austria,…
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:21

Print versus digital

  Newscorp’s commuter newspaper mX, a free publication offered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will publish its last edition on June 12th 2015. The closure…
  Meat and Livestock Australia’s Australia Day Lamb advertising campaign called “Richie’s BBQ” featured Australian icons such as Captain Cook, Ita Buttrose and Ned Kelly…
Friday, 01 May 2015 09:41

After the Storm

  Homes in Sydney were recently battered by a number of big storms. First there was the ‘Storm of the Century’ followed only a few…
  Australia is seeing some of the lowest interest rates ever at the moment and further rate cuts are tipped for 2015. These low rates…
Friday, 20 March 2015 10:01

Investing for the future

  Planning for a solid financial future is something that is not always on the minds of young people.  However, with so many recent articles…
Sunday, 15 March 2015 09:57

95 per cent of start-ups fail

  According to a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, the reality for entrepreneurs is rather grim. Roughly one out of 20 start-ups is…
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:19

Lion - the pick of the pride for brand

  Our most recent case study on the Australian Financial Review Business Case Studies site features beverage company, Lion. They were pleased to pick up 2014…
  Social media has fast become a huge platform for marketers and PRs to create brand awareness. Similar to traditional celebrity endorsements, social media is…
  Accounting industry body, CPA Australia, has just released two ‘plain English’ guides to help potential and current investors better understand important content that impacts…
Monday, 15 September 2014 11:13

Changes to Crazy John’s

  Later this month, iconic Australian retailer Crazy John’s will finally close altogether following a gradual takeover by Vodafone.  Crazy John’s has been owned by…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:04

McMate Burger

  McDonald’s is promoting its recent ‘McMate’ burgers in an ad which sees customers take over a McDonald’s kitchen to prepare the burger. McDonald’s listened…
  Telstra is promoting its recently launched Easy Share Business Plans with a campaign focusing on what should and shouldn’t be shared at work.  The…
  This month, KFC Australia opened the kitchens of 160 stores to the public for its inaugural ‘Open Kitchen Day’.  The concept is a new…
  'From the Ground Up’ an exhibition held in Sydney to raise awareness and funds for the youth and homeless of Sydney’s streets combined an eye…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:36

Refugees in Iraq

  Eyes around the world have been focused on the tension in Iraq of late with tens of thousands of refugees trapped on Mount Singar…
    Lion is known as one of Australasia's leading beverage and food companies. The company also manufactures some of Australia and New Zealand's favourite…
      At the recent FIFA World Cup, a Belgian soccer fan found herself with a brief modelling contract with makeup giant L'Oreal after…
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:25

It's tax time!

      The end of the financial year is not only tax time but also a great time for everyone to take stock of…
Friday, 20 June 2014 13:12

Nike Football - The Last Game

    Renowned for their innovation, Nike’s latest ad ‘The Last Game’ highlights the importance of taking risks to get ahead. Launched to coincide with…
  The miserable moment of discovering a wallet is lost is recreated in a new ad for Westpac’s Emergency Cash service. The ad campaign, ‘Lost…
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:04

End of Financial Year upon us.

    The end of the financial year is fast approaching. This is an extremely busy time for accounting practices. There is no shortage of…
Sunday, 01 June 2014 12:41

PINs the only way to pay from 1 August

      The PINwise Industry Security Initiative has announced that PIN will become the main form of card payment authorisation in Australia from 1…
  Insurance is a key part of the nation’s economy, and is critical for managing risk within our businesses and communities. Assessing risk accurately is…
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 12:34

Network Ten’s Wake Up show cancelled

      In the news recently, Network Ten announced program cuts including its new morning news show ‘Wake Up’ featuring Natarsha Belling and James…
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:15

Australia Post floats user pays model

  Australians may have to pay $30 a year for daily mail delivery or face a less frequent service.  Recently, Australia Post chairman John Stanhope…
Corporate social responsibility describes how companies manage their day-to-day business processes to produce a positive impact on society and the environment and can include specifically-designed…
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 05:24

Aussie ad sweeps the board at Cannes

More than 50 million people around the globe have seen the ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ video ad created by Melbourne Metro Trains as part of its…
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 01:39

Marketing tips for small business

  Marketing can be a challenge for small businesses without the resources for large scale direct cmarketing or advertising campaigns. However, there are plenty of…
Thursday, 09 May 2013 04:55

What makes a good leader?

  Effective companies are led by effective leaders. According to CornerStone Leadership Institute president and CEO David Cottrell, the essence of leadership boils down to…
  Australian businesses are failing to take advantage of online opportunities with less than a quarter utilising the range of social media opportunities available. New…
Friday, 22 March 2013 07:29

Creating effective employee engagement

  1. Engagement needs to be a priority. Make sure it is. 2. Work with integrity. Engagement will never happen if you are disingenuous. You…
Private businesses are finding it difficult to retain and attract quality staff, but are not instigating measures that would allow them to do so, says…
  During National Volunteer Week, Youth Off The Streets will be celebrating more than 350 volunteers who have donated their time towards the futures of…
      Fujitsu General has stood up to its “Australia’s Favourite Air” catchphrase, receiving the highest overall satisfaction rating in a recent Canstar Blue…
  Part of the role of 98% of HR managers includes handling conflict at work, with businesses with high levels of conflict experiencing greater turnover,…
  With winter approaching fast, Fujitsu General is once again be running its successful Fujitsu Free Money promotion.  “Once again, Fujitsu will be rewarding consumers…
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:49

Nike unveils new Qantas Socceroos kit

Nike have designed a new away kit for the Qantas Socceroos to celebrate the vibrancy, energy and modern approach of both the nation and football…
  Australian Business Case Studies is pleased to announce the relaunch of The Australian Financial Review Case Studies with Business News. Now available in a…
Thursday, 12 January 2012 09:10

McDonald's Australia releases energy report

McDonald's Australia has released its 2011 EEO Public Report, detailing the company's energy use and opportunities for energy efficiency. Click here to access the report.

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