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Journey to Manufacturing Excellence – SA Excellence Movement

10 November 2017 – At an event hosted on Tuesday by the South African Excellence Movement, attendees from all industry sectors were introduced to some of the country’s top leaders, who provided independent business leaders with insight on how to lead effectively in turbulent economic conditions. Members of the South African Excellence Movement include Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH), the CSIR, JCCI, SAQI, CGF, IBM and Madala & Associates.

Aptean Drives Efficiencies for Process Manufacturers with MES and EAM Integration – by Ian Huntly

9 October 2017 – Aptean, a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions to more than 7,000 customers worldwide, has integrated its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution with its Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution. Aptean is represented by Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH) in the South and Sub Saharan African region.

When Food Manufacturing is Dangerous to People and Manufacturers’ Reputations – by Jack Payne, Aptean

29 September 2017 – An estimated 17 million Europeans suffer from food allergies, and the numbers are growing. Reactions can range from mild responses, such as a rash or an upset stomach, to severe symptoms including trouble breathing, chest pain and loss of consciousness. Food and beverage manufacturers must adapt to this new regulatory problem.

National Quality Week Business Excellence Seminar – by Ian Huntly

23 November 2015 – The Business Excellence Seminar directed at business owners, CEOs and quality managers was held at Valverde Eco Hotel on 12 November, and was aimed at introducing business leaders  to the latent benefits of using the right processes, while engendering an attitude of quality as the proven means to achieving better profits, rapid business growth and ultimately – lasting success.

Manufacturing Accelerator Programme (MAPtm) Signs Trade Agreements with ISDA and Transnet – by Ian Huntly

17 November 2015 – As an integral part of the Netherlands Economic Trade Mission to South Africa, the Manufacturing Accelerator Programme (MAPtm) hosted a round table at the `House of the Future’ at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. Guests included executive officers of state-owned companies, Dutch-owned companies in SA. and selected representatives of the visiting Dutch delegation. The initiative, held in conjunction with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), encouraged delegates to discuss their challenges and wishlists for potential cooperation and assistance from the Dutch government, and from each other in terms of stimulating both economies.

NI-Foundry Implements MAPtm to Improve Production Capabilities – by Ian Huntly

15 November 2016 – Naledi Inhlanganiso (Pty) Ltd, aka NI-Foundry, has commissioned Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings and Isah BV to implement MAPtm (Manufacturing Accelerator Programme) as a Core Manufacturing Business System to improve and increase their production capabilities.

Streamlining business processes, particularly in the factory, was a priority for NI-Foundry.  Pieter du Plessis, CEO of NI-Foundry said MAPtm’s Make-To-Order manufacturing system was the preferred option to address the company’s challenges and to streamline these processes.

Netherlands Match-Making Mission – by Ian Huntly

17 November 2015 – As an integral part of the Netherlands Economic Trade Mission to South Africa, the Manufacturing Accelerator Programme (MAPtm) hosted a round table at the `House of the Future’ at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. Guests included executive officers of state-owned companies, Dutch-owned companies in SA. and selected representatives of the visiting Dutch delegation. The initiative, held in conjunction with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), encouraged delegates to discuss their challenges and wishlists for potential cooperation and assistance from the Dutch government, and from each other in terms of stimulating both economies.