SYSPRO research reveals CFO 4.0 instrumental in building the factory of the future

Johannesburg, November 23, 2021. Today SYSPRO, a global provider of ERP software, announced new research into the CFO 4.0, which reveals that the manufacturing CFO will play a critical strategic, innovative and financial role in the business moving forward.  The study, which was conducted in July to September 2021 and led by SYSPRO, assessed the sentiment amongst senior level Chief Financial Officers within manufacturing sectors across the Americas, APAC and EMEA. The participants encompassed financial leaders across both SMEs and larger enterprises, indicating that these results reflect the insights of…

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AUTOMOTIVE IMPORT SUBSTITUTION A GROWING IN REALITY

Replacing imported automotive products with locally manufactured finished goods and components is a growing reality. Ashok Thakur, Chief Executive Officer of KLT Automotive and Tubular Products SA, who has been involved in international business in Africa for the past 25 years, says that substitution of imported products in favour of locally manufactured goods is now a viable alternative.   “From being a dedicated supplier to only one motor company, KLT has created additional capacity and is currently serving four OEMs in South Africa, based on the quality of our locally-produced…

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Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro strengthens collaboration & clash detection

WorldsView, value-added distributor of Autodesk in Africa, delivers and supports Autodesk® BIM Collaborate Pro, formerly known as BIM 360 Design, across the African continent through its channel partners. BIM Collaborate Pro is a cloud-based design collaboration and co-ordination software which connects Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) teams on a single platform, helping execute design intent while delivering high-quality constructible models.   BIM Collaborate is used for design review and co-ordination, including automated clash detection, as well as cloud-based document management, project administration and advanced analytics. BIM Collaborate Pro has additional,…

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The link between power security and water

JOHANNESBURG, SA, (NOVEMBER 25, 2021) – California is currently on the edge of its seat during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, many clustered in its north, are notorious for their tinderbox conditions. High winds can pick up debris such as branches, hitting power lines and causing sparks that quickly grow into infernos.   Such incidents are undoubtedly bad for California’s energy reliability. But they are flashpoints in a much bigger problem. Fires not only destroy power infrastructure, but persistent droughts are causing significant water shortages in the area,…

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa delivers customised & plant-specific training across Africa

As Africa’s largest hydraulics, pneumatics and automation company, Bosch Rexroth South Africa is committed to upskilling personnel with its training courses. These Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Validation and MerSETA accredited training courses are available at the Group’s training facilities based in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Recognising that not all processes require the same type of training, the company also offers system-specific and plant-specific training at the clients’ premises throughout Africa. Bosch Rexroth South Africa hosts a series of ‘TechTalks’ – the latest session was on the company’s training services. Bosch Rexroth…

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Water management key to Kenya’s mining sector

Johannesburg, (SA), 25 November 2021: Kenya’s mining industry, which generated an estimated Ksh22.7 billion in 2020, is expected to grow as more operators are set to begin production next year. The western part of Kenya is undoubtedly going to attract large-scale gold mining in 2022 after Shanta Gold, a mining company with operations in Kenya and Tanzania, said additional visible gold has been identified in seven different intersections. Another mining company, Lakeside Limited has also begun prospecting for gold in Bondo, Siaya County. The projects are expected to create highly…

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Bolt and Engineering Distributors: championing the pivotal role of fasteners in industry

Industries often re-evaluate and improve upon process efficiencies through the procurement of new products and technologies, which is most efficiently applied when supported by complementary knowledge.   As such, Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.) stands fast in the conviction that product supply, complemented with the associated, extensive knowledge, is a powerful element that is required to create the perfect ‘fit’.   “Since the B.E.D. Group’s establishment in 1983, we offer customers across a wide variety of industry sectors – including agriculture, mining, materials handling, working at height and welding…

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Opinion Piece: Safety first – BPO can help you manage OHSA compliance effectively

By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO)   22 November 2021   Compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is a legal requirement for all businesses. More than that, it is a moral obligation to ensure the safety and safe working conditions of employees. However, the regulations around the Act and the intricacies related to different industries can be complex to navigate. In addition, it often requires a dedicated Health and Safety Officer with specialist skills to ensure that every element has been effectively covered. For…

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Opinion Piece: Impact sourcing extends the concept of B-BBEE beyond a tick-box exercise to make a meaningful difference

By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing   23 November 2021   In South Africa, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) has always been aimed at addressing historical inequalities and empowering previously disadvantaged individuals. However, it has proven a challenge to implement in a meaningful way, and for many businesses it has become a tick-box exercise and little more. The concept of impact sourcing is one way that we could work toward addressing this.   A hub for change South Africa is becoming an outsourcing destination of choice in the…

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Schneider boosts next generation TeSys Giga offering with digital innovation

Modular design with 40% size reduction Maximize resilience and uptime with self-diagnosis indicators and end-of-life notifications; Improves equipment reliability and robustness   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the release of new generation of TeSys Giga series Motor Starters.   The iconic TeSys Giga series has been reimagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver a simpler, more sustainable, safe and secure customer experience for panel builders, consulting engineers, system integrators, facility managers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) further building on proven reliability and high electrical durability.   With 56 patents under the belt, the TeSys Giga series Motor Starters is designed to serve the needs of the process machinery, water and wastewater, metals, minerals and…

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