The COVID-19 travel restrictions have put overseas holidays on hold and Australians have become resourceful, enjoying a travel boom literally in their own backyard. There has been a strong resurgence in caravan and camping and taking in the great outdoors. In a recent survey undertaken by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, almost 60% of travellers have no intention of undertaking international travel. But how is the increase in demand impacting on the caravan manufacturing industry?

With this big shift in holiday choices, many businesses in the caravan and camping sector are struggling to keep up with the demand. Last year, Ethan Pole from Queensland business Caravan HQ said, “When China and Melbourne went into lockdown we had delays and we’re now having supply chain issues… It’s just pushing all the books out because you can’t build as many [caravans], especially when you’re an Australian manufacturer.”

The caravan industry is a vital part of Australian manufacturing, annually contributing more than $23 billion to the economy. “The caravan manufacturing sector is the largest remaining bastion of automotive manufacturing in Australia with 25,000 units built per year in Australia.” said Stuart Lamont, CEO of Caravan Industry Association of Australia.

With the industry facing the biggest boom in over 30 years, as a caravan manufacturer, is your business equipped to deal with supply chain issues now and in the future?

Over the last two years, we have witnessed a massive impact on businesses, especially in the manufacturing sector that relies heavily on the overseas supply chain. Manufacturing companies have realised the need to reassess their current systems and processes, in an attempt to keep up with demand.

Every manufacturing business situation is different; there is never a one size fits all solution. At Acacia, we work in collaboration with your business to gain an understanding of your custom processes, to recommend and implement solutions that grow with your business. After an initial consultation we undertake a situation analysis. We work onsite with you and your staff to review current processes to identify efficiencies and streamlining business flows. We answer questions such as:

  • Do you have visibility over your stock control or delivery dates?
  • Is your system equipped to handle custom modifications?
  • Do you have the ability to track individual components and sub-assemblies in your production process?
  • Is there an gap in the market where you can niche down and create a specialty product or solution?

Acacia specialises in providing business process flows and automation to remove common hurdles such as double or triple handling. We understand the importance of gaining a thorough understanding of your business and its processes, not only for today but taking into account your strategic goals and future needs.

We provide tailored, site-specific solutions to ensure you see immediate and tangible benefits in your business by automating your processes and integrating your systems.

If you are interested in finding out how Acacia can help your business, please contact us to find out more:

David Brown (Cloud ERP Advisor) – david@acaciacs.com.au – ph +61 3 8560 5220 – m +61 419 370 915

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