World’s first all-inclusive Supply Chain Compendium to be officially launched in Ghana

Africa’s first ever appointed professor extraordinaire for supply and value chain management, Prof. Douglas Boateng, is set to launch the world’s most-sought-after Supply Chain Management (SCM) compendium on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Labadi Beach Hotel. The Second Edition of the book titled “Executive Insight Series: Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms” contains thousands of definitions to help the public and private sector officials understand and apply aspects of the supply chain management thinking to their respective value chains, support industrialisation and competitiveness, and improve service delivery quality. Commenting ahead…

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Schneider Electric provides VSD training to F’SASEC VUT

 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently hosted two complimentary VSD (variable speed drives) Schneider Teachers’ courses at F’SASEC (French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre) based at VUT (Vaal University of Technology). The VSD training was focused on two different levels and headed by Mulalo Nengobela, Schneider Electric South Africa product application engineer. These courses mark the 24th Teachers’ Mission for F’SASEC VUT and are aimed at giving both students and employees an introduction to motors and variable speed drives, further enhancing their future ability…

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How does FieldSense technology help you get your work done faster?

Troubleshooting electrical systems is time-consuming and involves potential safety risks due to the contact with live circuits. For years, technicians and engineers have been using the Fluke T5 electrical tester with open-fork technology as it allows current measurements to be made without breaking circuits. But we have recently developed the new revolutionary T6 Electrical Testers with FieldSense Technology, which makes measuring voltage even safer. The T6 improves on the T5’s open fork functionality by performing not only ac current but also ac voltage and frequency measurements. While the technology in…

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Mitak foundry: global castings heavyweight offers highest quality HCWI mill and ore-chute lining solutions.

– improving wear life for better grinding performance and lower cost-per-ton milled High chrome white irons (HCWI) are renowned in mining ore processing plants for their hard-wearing, abrasion-resistant qualities. They have proven ideal for highly durable mill liners and for protecting ore-chutes. The Johannesburg-based Mitak is one of the largest dedicated HCWI foundries globally. “Mitak was established in 1973 and, over the years, we have developed a great understanding of the HCWI alloy range. This has laid the foundation for our competence and capability,” says Graham Anderson, Business Development Director…

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Kelmeg Lifting Services provides customer support ‘on site and on demand’ with its mobile LMI unit

When it comes to lifting, rigging and lashing, Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) is South Africa’s leading manufacturer and supplier, and a company within the Commercial Products division of Bidvest. For the past 26 years, KLS has been providing customers in all industry sectors with excellent lifting equipment and outstanding after sales-support. This year, KLS is pushing the boundaries of excellence even further by bringing this support right to the customer’s premises or project site. “We have recently expanded our service offering to include a mobile Lifting Machinery Inspection (LMI) unit.…

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Women of Steel: ‘tempered’ by empathy and experience and taking the industry forward

Despite the many women making a sterling contribution to many facets of the local steel industry today – from management, finance and procurement, sales, marketing, production and on the shop floor itself – the pivotal role women play in this sector is not widely known and seldom acknowledged. With this in mind, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) recently held what is envisaged as the first in a series of events to highlight and showcase the increasingly influential role which women are playing in the sector. Speakers included…

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Rand-Air moves on to ever ‘hire’ levels of customer service with brand new Durban depot

The staff at Rand-Air’s Durban depot have set themselves ambitious targets. Branch Manager Rudi Devry and his team have recently taken occupation of new premises, a move which will assist in realising their growth objectives. Devry explains that their former premises were rented and, after six years, the lease had come to an end. “That was part of the reason for the move, but we also wanted to find premises in Durban’s South Basin which would be closer to our major customers such as the oil refineries and the motor…

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Revolutionising the data centre space with IT-Pod solution

Johannesburg South Africa, September 17 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have made flexible standardisation a reality with Hyperpod – the only IT-Pod Frame solution available in the data centre market space today. A flexible configuration that supports all of today’s rack types and can reduce CAPEX costs by up to 15%, Hyperpod has recently won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership. “Hyperpod, which links…

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Peruvian Companies Enthusiastic About Doing Business with SA

If the unexpectedly high number of businesspeople who arrived for business-to-business meetings with South African companies in Lima is anything to go, then trade and investment between South Africa and Peru is poised to increase significantly in the near future. This view was expressed by the General Manager of the South Africa-Peruvia Chamber of Commerce, Ms Itala Piaggio. She was speaking during the matchmaking session that signified the second day of the Trade and Investment Mission to Peru organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). “I am…

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Transportation Components’ Duroline and Eren friction material – an aftermarket ‘brake-through’ for safe, reliable and more cost-effective trucks and trailers

TRANSPORTATION COMPONENTS Brakepads

South Africa’s heavy vehicle transportation sector is a highly competitive industry, and those involved in it are constantly looking for ways in which to save costs. Most transport companies understand that investing in a top-quality heavy transportation truck and trailer will ultimately deliver the lowest cents-per-kilometre. However, once this vehicle is out of warranty – and the time comes to start replacing for example brake linings with aftermarket components – opting to purchase the most economical product may not be the most financially prudent decision. “A highly critical part of…

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