Managing complex supply chains with automation and innovation

The world has drastically changed for discrete manufacturing, and only now are many organisations realising that they haven’t driven sufficient innovation in their supply chains to respond to these challenges. If asked “what do you feel is the biggest threat to manufacturing organisations in 2019?”, you might suggest any of the following: The increased need for product customisations More pressure than ever to get to market faster than the competition The logistics challenge of global supply chains It’s becoming very real for a lot of manufacturers, with rising prices for…

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Moving with the times – Pilot Crushtec makes coal crushing simple and mobile

DoppiaTrac DR400

If the 21st century has taught us anything, it is that that things are changing quicker than ever before. To succeed in the current business landscape, companies need to be agile and tool their operations to cater to the ever-changing environment with innovative and appropriate solutions. Case and point is a company operating in KwaZulu Natal that had to rethink their equipment needs, to meet the requirements of their client. The company has had to increase their average monthly processed coal production from some 20 000 tons a month to just…

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SAISC Steel Awards – what makes a good Steel Awards entry?

The 2019 South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards were an unmitigated success with a record number of entries, a record level of sponsorship and an unprecedented diversity of entries. However, the question that has to be raised is what makes an entry strong for this key event on the local steel industry’s calendar. “The first thing we are looking for is the innovative use of steel in construction – and this year’s entries were characterised by particularly high levels of innovation,” says SAISC Technical Director Amanuel Gebremeskel.…

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INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADE FOR AFRICA’S PROFESSIONAL BODY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The vital role being played by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, in skills development in Africa was recognised at the recent APICS Regional Learning Partner Awards in the United States. This inaugural event was hosted by ASCM (The Association for Supply Chain Management), which represents a vast global network of supply chain professionals. “We are honoured to have been named the Outstanding Channel Partner for the Middle East and Africa (MEA),” comments SAPICS chief operating officer Jenny Froome. “The ASCM Global Channel & Alliances team recognised the…

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