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Traceability emerges as an imperative for African manufacturers

Updated 6 hours ago Globalisation, developments in international trade, changing customer expectations, digital transformation and, of course, the novel coronavirus, are forcing the African manufacturing sector to reinvent itself.  In a world where COVID-19 imposes physical distancing requirements on us and reveals... 

Unexpected uptick in PMI for May 2020 is refreshing, says SEISA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 7 hours ago A surprise uptick in overall business activity for May 2020, as captured by the headline Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), despite subdued economic activity from the lockdown, bodes well for companies in the manufacturing sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 

Chile copper output jumps again in April even as coronavirus hammers economy

By: Reuters     1st June 2020 South American mining giant Chile churned out more copper in April than the same month the previous year, according to government data released on Friday, even as measures to tame the coronavirus outbreak continued to hammer its economy. The world´s largest producer of the red metal boosted... 

Futuristic thinking required for manufacturing sector in light of pandemic

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th May 2020 Amid the uncertainty created by Covid-19, manufacturing businesses should pursue futurist thinking to create strategies for their businesses to ensure they remain resilient, Futureworld business strategist Craig Wing said during the first of the Manufacturing Indaba’s ‘Preparing for a progressive... 

How a gas network saves business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 Under the effects of COVID-19, supply chains across South Africa are undergoing a profound change. Manufacturing and production ecosystems need to evolve and innovate to mitigate the economic fallout. Now, more than ever, a keen balance needs to be drawn between innovating and cost-saving.  In... 

Level 3 liquor let-down looms, warns supply chain professional body

29th May 2020 Many South Africans are rejoicing over President Ramaphosa’s latest announcement that the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations will mean they can restock their liquor shelves and wine fridges. When SA moves down to lockdown level 3, alcohol sales will be permitted under specific... 

Reopening economy is critical, but must be done safely – O’Regan

By: Mariaan Webb     28th May 2020 Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has stressed the importance of reopening the economy, but says it has to be done safely with consideration for all Canadians, including those in Indigenous and northern communities. “We must work with Indigenous partners to ensure their concerns... 

Solutions to counter cold weather from Apex

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2020 As the cold weather approaches, companies start looking at ways to improve both working conditions and employee comfort. This includes dealing with large doorways left open to facilitate easy access. Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has a range of solutions for this. Large doorways left open to... 

Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

New Army 3-D printing study shows promise for predictive maintenance

25th May 2020 Army researchers have discovered a way to monitor the performance of 3-D printed parts, which tend to have imperfections that affect performance in ways traditionally-machined parts do not. A new study published recently in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology showed... 

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