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Digitising traditional supply chains becoming critical for businesses

The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, particularly supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of Strato IT Group, provider of business system solutions including StratoPOD, says that digitising traditional supply chains has become a critical […]


Leveraging the capabilities of IoT to transform the sugar industry

The Royal Swazi Sugar Corporation (RSSC) is a sugar manufacturer based in the north-east corner of Swaziland. It spans around 20 000 hectares of sugar cane-producing farmland plus two mills that produce the sugar for the European and SADC markets. The organisation turned to SAP solutions and Britehouse, a division of Dimension Data, to streamline […]


Coricraft transforms customer delight and delivery with solution

Coricraft, South Africa’s premium quality home furniture and furnishing design and manufacturing company, contracted Trackmatic to help tackle the challenges it was facing around fleet visibility and customer satisfaction. The company wanted to reignite the magic of the last mile, transforming how customers perceived their performance and delivery efficiency. Today, Coricraft has reduced its delivery […]


What African manufacturers need to embrace the digitisation journey

As African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz – and some consternation. Adriaan Rossouw, a Director at EOH Infor Services (formerly Softworx) says there are five steps to […]


Ducati boosts performance with modernised infrastructure from NetApp

NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, has announced the integration of its industry-leading All Flash Storage Array (AFF) Series into leading motorcycle manufacturer Ducati’s Information Technology (IT) environment. By leveraging NetApp’s cloud-connected flash and data services, Ducati is able to modernise infrastructure, bolster compliance, strengthen performance and ensure business continuity during the transformation process. […]


Emerson opens Flow Calibration Service Centre for ME and Africa

Emerson has opened its Middle East and Africa Flow Service Centre at its Dubai campus. The facility will operate as a service centre for customers in the Middle East and Africa. “The establishment of the Flow Service Centre on Emerson’s Dubai campus reflects our ongoing commitment to the Middle East and Africa region, providing accessible […]


University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator which will initially support postgraduate students within the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) Faculty. “We have ramped up our efforts to implement innovative strategies to leverage and commercialise home-grown technologies to create sustainable new enterprises and subsequently job […]


Acumatica cloud ERP ranked highest for usability by Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research has ranked Acumatica Cloud ERP highest for usability in its ERP Technology Value Matrix 2017. Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has announced multiple enhancements to its latest product release as the disruptive company continues expanding into markets underserved by larger, less innovative competitors. One Channel, Africa’s leading cloud ERP solutions provider […]


Zaydtex chooses SAP Business One to enable future growth

The curtain textile business is responsible for manufacturing right from the yarn stage through to the ready-made article, complete with packaging and supplying to national chain stores and independent suppliers with curtains and material by the meter. From a positive start in 1997, Zaydtex has captured a large market share over the last 20 years […]


Opinion: The Industrial Internet of Things is reinventing manufacturing

Machine-to-machine integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are reinventing manufacturing as we know it, giving birth to the Smart Factory. Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice-President, Middle East & Africa, Epicor Software, says manufacturers can gain plenty from being more in tune with machines. While manufacturers have been collecting information from across the manufacturing floor […]


Decision Inc. migrates Khumani Iron Ore Mine to SharePoint

Complete migration to Microsoft SharePoint has enabled Khumani Iron Ore Mine to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiencies. Khumani Iron Ore Mine has appointed Decision Inc. to assist it with implementing Microsoft SharePoint to replace ageing technology and help the organisation meet its growth demands for the future. Khumani Iron Ore Mine is situated approximately […]


IT is changing the way manufacturing companies work, according to Epicor

Global businesses are assigning a high priority to IT investment. Terri Hiskey, vice-president for product marketing manufacturing at Epicor, says that there is no doubt that Industry 4.0 soon have an impact on workplaces, if it hasn’t already done so. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart manufacturing. Digital transformation. Industry 4.0. Call it what you will, […]


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