Antony Bourne
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
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[Antony Bourne] When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

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Jessica Tennant
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

Chris Weylandt
Chris Weylandt
[Jessica Tennant] On day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine[Lauren Hartzenberg] South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

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Antony Bourne
Three strategic approaches to help manufacturers seize the opportunity of rapid industry change

Three strategic approaches to help manufacturers seize the opportunity of rapid industry change
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[Antony Bourne] There are three strategic approaches that can help manufacturers capitalise on key changes transforming their industries...

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Nadia Rawjee
The fundamentals are the fundamentals - rationalise and capitalise - Uzenzele Holdings

Nadia Rawjee[Nadia Rawjee] We have all, I'm sure, been reading of how the economy is not ideal for South African manufacturers and that with wage and labour issues, struggling consumer demand, power cuts and insufficient policy to support a healthy manufacturing environment, the picture looks bleak - this is the same old rhetoric we hear over and over...

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Antony Bourne
The number of smart machines in manufacturing will double in the next three years

Antony Bourne[Antony Bourne] The use of smart machines in manufacturing is growing rapidly; by 2018, 50% of the fastest growing companies in the world will have fewer employees than smart machines, according to Gartner...

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Endri Hasanaj
Manufacturing: how to keep your warehouse safe

Manufacturing: how to keep your warehouse safe
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[Endri Hasanaj] The manufacturing industry comes with its own trials and travails when it comes to structuring your workplace. You've got to ensure your employees aren't in any immediate danger, that your machinery has enough space to operate, that your supplies of stock are safe from prying eyes and that all health-and-safety regulations are being met...

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Jessica Tennant
Philippa Rodseth on the challenges and opportunities facing local manufacturers

Philippa Rodseth on the challenges and opportunities facing local manufacturers[Jessica Tennant] Here, Rodseth discusses the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers are facing in the Western Cape, and how the Manufacturing Indaba plans to help them address or embrace them...

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Nadia Rawjee
Simplifying the cost of complexity in manufacturing

Simplifying the cost of complexity in manufacturing
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[Nadia Rawjee] I attended a great session recently on the cost of complexity in manufacturing, hosted by GIBBS and presented by Andre de Ruyter, the CEO of Nampak...

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Owen Mbundu
Craft beer - for the haves and the Germans

Owen Mbundu[Owen Mbundu] There is a rather interesting development that caught my attention recently. No, the micro beer industry is not new, however its nascent ubiquity in Cape Town city is...

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Gareth Pearson
Innovation essential for retail manufacturer survival

Gareth Pearson[Gareth Pearson] Sustaining customer interest and loyalty in the current market is difficult and, while retailers have the option of offering sales and products at discount prices, what do manufacturers do? Doing the same old thing, the same old way just isn't going to cut it in a market where consumers are already squeezed and looking for improved products that offer increased value. The answer - innovation.

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Anton Ressel
Is your product development a cash cow or a crutch?

Anton Ressel[Anton Ressel] As a business consultant with a special focus on the craft and small scale manufacturing sectors, I have come to recognise a number of shared traits amongst entrepreneurs and business owners engaged in the design and manufacture of products.

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James Siddall
Into the darkness

Into the darkness[James Siddall] Counting the hidden cost of power failures - or "load-shedding" as Eskom hilariously terms it...

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James Siddall
To pay or not to pay...

James Siddall[James Siddall] The electrifying question of whether or not employees must be paid during load-shedding continues to have an insidious effect on the economy.

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Rod Baker
Rod Baker commented on SA car makers halt production
Some years back I think it was Mercedes who warned workers that if strikes continued the company would close the local factory. Perhaps if they had it would have put out a strong message; the fact is, if SA workers continue to strike, companies will divest.
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