The 2012 MESA Conference, with the theme "Adapt or Die" will be held on 13 and 14 November at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg.
This session is a half-day event, specifically aimed at the busy executive who cannot afford a full day out of the office. The session will provide an overview of MES/MOM, how it fits into the organisation, the difference between MES/MOM and ERP systems, where and how to deploy MES/MOM as well as the benefits and pitfalls of MES/MOM deployments.
After lunch on the first day, the conference proceedings will begin with an international speaker followed by user case-studies. The session will conclude with a networking session for the delegates. Compared to previous years, an even larger exhibition is planned giving both exhibitors and users alike more opportunities to interact with one another.Training programme
In addition to the conference, MESA SA will be holding a post-conference training programme from 15-16 November 2012 to present the certificate of awareness GEP training. This training is aimed at operational and project managers as well as dealer sales and marketing executives responsible for MES/MOM systems with the organisation. Registration for the training can be made directly on the MESA International website (www.mesa.org
MESA Southern Africa is also sending out a call for papers for the conference. Any papers and presentations explaining how your company adapted your manufacturing operations to changing market conditions, changes in the skills make-up of your company, in the systems landscape, in the market or changes within your suppliers or raw materials, are welcome.