How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

Haydn TownsendBy Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

Robin FisherBy Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain
JIT manufacturing at the core of an optimised FMCG supply chain

The ability to manufacture 'just enough' stock to cover orders and deliver 'just enough' product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 24 Jun 2019

How AI will revolutionise manufacturing
How AI will revolutionise manufacturing

Many have wondered whether Amazon may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future growth...

Antony BourneBy Antony Bourne 27 May 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

The next-generation technologies shaping the manufacturing sector
The next-generation technologies shaping the manufacturing sector

In recent years, digital transformation has been responsible for driving significant change in the industrial world...

Ronald RavelBy Ronald Ravel 27 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

David DrewBy David Drew 7 Jan 2019

Industry 4.0 to deliver the foundation for manufacturing's future
Industry 4.0 to deliver the foundation for manufacturing's future

Faced with customer demands that are evolving faster than ever and the pressure of ongoing economic uncertainty, manufacturers are turning to digital transformation...

Kate MollettBy Kate Mollett 15 Oct 2018

Lionel October
#MFGIndaba: New dawn for the economy

Manufacturing is an indispensable sector if South Africa is to achieve its economic growth targets in future...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort
#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort

In his keynote address to the Manufacturing Indaba, Department of Trade and Industry director-general, Lionel October, referred to the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2018 and its focus on key themes...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted
#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted

Innovation happens at the speed of trust, not the speed of technology. Roby Stancel from Virtual Consulting International explains this using the automotive industry as an example...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?
#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow
#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow

What took 100 days before, now takes 100 seconds. Manufacturing cannot continue to operate as it always has, and without some type of innovation it will not survive...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

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