Resource Manual for Adopting Technology

The commitment to continuous improvement is fundamental to a meat processor’s competitiveness and ability to maintain a strong market position. Using the best skills, staff and technologies plays an important part. Over the last few years, red meat processors across Australia have developed and integrated a wide range of animal handling, meat processing and value adding technologies. Many of these have been automated technologies, including specialist machinery and robotics. 

Understanding the processes of managing change, and developing skills, is essential when a meat company undertakes to improve itself by process rationalisation, adoption of best practice and use of modern technology or new equipment.

This manual can be used by processors considering implementing a new technology or an automation solution. It provides guidance for preparatory considerations and methods to assess, mitigate and address key challenges related to the implementation of new technologies.