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Smart Procurement World is the game changer at South Africa’s biggest virtual indaba

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 5 hours ago Over 600 procurement and supply chain professionals gathered together online for the first-ever virtual indaba from 24-25 November 2020, to make ‘Sense out of Rands, and to reaffirm the vital role procurement plays in the post-COVID economy in South Africa and the broader continent. High on the... 

Mahle Behr recognized as one of Africa’s top Kaizen performers

By: Irma Venter     30th November 2020 Mahle Behr has been recognised as one of Africa’s top Kaizen performers at the Africa Kaizen Annual Conference (AKAC). Mahle Behr was selected to represent South Africa after being crowned national automotive Kaizen champion, and competed against 22 other nominees from 13 African countries. 

BT Industrial goes from strength to strength with manufacturing diversification 

26th November 2020 Plastic pipes manufacturer BT Industrial Group has extended its plastics-processing capacity to include polymer-based medical fabrics and components. Marleny Arnoldi attended a tour of the company’s cleanroom manufacturing facility. 

UN leveraging new technology for peacekeeping missions

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd November 2020 The UN is introducing new technologies to assist in its peacekeeping operations, says UN Support Office in Somalia supply chain management service chief Herbert Pechek. Some of the elements of the UN’s programme are arms control, cease fire monitoring, elections, enforcement and combat, public... 

Enel, Novartis sign ten-year renewable energy deal

By: Donna Slater     20th November 2020 Enel Group renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power and medicines company Novartis have signed a ten-year, 100% renewable virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 78 MW of renewable power. This pan-European VPPA will start in January 2022 and will help Novartis achieve its goals for 100%... 

Digitalisation key for quality supply chain performance  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th November 2020 Some companies have been able to achieve supply chain excellence through the adoption of customer-centric and autonomous supply chains using smart technologies and solutions, PwC South Africa digital operations lead Pieter Theron noted during the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association’s... 

World Bank helps South African govt develop energy efficiency financing mechanisms

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th November 2020 The World Bank has provided a $305 000 grant for South Africa to develop a study on sustainable financial mechanisms for demand-side energy efficiency market transformation. The beneficiaries of the study, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of... 

Strong but agile: What to consider when selecting a mobile robot for heavy loads

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th November 2020 Mobile robots are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories. Autonomous mobile robots, also known as AMRs, have become progressively more versatile and can support various material handling tasks. Mobile robots in the production environment help to reduce the workload of employees,... 

POWER WEEK AFRICA 2021: An interactive virtual summit for power & energy professionals

17th November 2020 Specially designed for the African electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK AFRICA (20 - 23 April 2021) is the 3rd annual international virtual conference delivering a unique experience for each day of the event. We will be broadcasting live interactive presentations, in-depth panel... 

Government departments implement initiatives to create more jobs

By: Donna Slater     16th November 2020 Various government departments have commenced with the rollout of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to protect and create jobs as part of his emergency relief package that has been mobilised in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to address the impacts thereof. To date, Public Works and... 

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