Manufacturing

Choose the right location and leasing arrangement

A poor location or a poorly negotiated lease can cripple a wonderful business. Every business has its own location criteria. In this session, you will define your criteria, learn how to select the right location, create a site model, and recognize the important aspects of a lease agreement. Learn about how to choose the right location for your business, choose from leasing vs purchasing options, and download the commercial leasing checklist here.

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Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association South Africa

Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa is a joint initiative of industry and government that represents the business interests of the sector, with a view to significant export growth. The purpose of CAMASA is the establishment of a Growth-Bilateral between Government and Industry to significantly boost South African Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Exports through public-private partnership, integrated industry growth plan, expanding advanced manufacturing, future-orientated competitiveness (IoT, Ind 4.0), and labor engagement & skills development.

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Concrete Manufacturers Association

The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is the primary representative of the precast concrete industry.  Now in its 44th year, it initiates standards in close cooperation with StanSA and collaborates with its members in developing new products and services. The Association was recently restructured into three operating divisions (insert division visual) Infrastructure, Building and Quality. 

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Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA)

The EMIA scheme develops export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country. The purpose of assistance under the EMIA scheme is to partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for South African products & services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into South Africa.

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Government incentives for small businesses

The South African government is well aware of the importance of developing the economy, creating employment and attracting foreign investment. To make these goals a reality, there are grants and assistance programmes available from the government and associated organisations that can get your business off the ground and expanding. Here is a list of these funding opportunities.

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Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo

The Local Manufacturing Expo showcases South Africa's manufacturing capabilities across a wide variety of industry sectors. Providing an interactive, educational and practical platform, the Local Manufacturing Expo is the definitive platform for the best that South African industry has to offer. The Local Manufacturing Expo is Organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, in association with the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).

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Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa

Formally established in 2016, Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa or MEMSA is an industry cluster organisation aimed at advocating for and promoting the interests of its members and the mining equipment manufacture industry in South Africa, more broadly. MEMSA is housed in the Mining Precinct, at the heart of Gauteng, South Africa’s primary mining equipment manufacturing region.

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National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa

NAAMSA - The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa - is an important source of information about the motor industry in sub-Saharan Africa. After 50 years of being the official body representing new vehicle manufacturers, it is now going through major changes in line with the transformation of the industry. The NAAMSA membership base now includes major importers and distributors of new vehicles as well as local manufacturers and assemblers, making it the pre-eminent organisation for all franchise holders marketing vehicles in South Africa.

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Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), acknowledged as the ‘voice of the pulp and paper industry’, promotes the use of paper as a renewable and recyclable material for communication, packaging and a myriad of other applications. Some of its members rank among the top 20 pulp producers in the world, making the South African pulp and paper manufacturing sector robust, well regulated and highly developed.

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Production planning in 5 steps

Production planning is “the administrative process that takes place within a manufacturing business and that involves making sure that sufficient raw materials, staff and other necessary items are procured and ready to create finished products according to the schedule specified”, as defined by the Business Dictionary. Are you a manufacturing firm? If so, you will need a production plan to ensure that you have all the inputs for production ready at the right time to meet your product demand. Learn why production planning is important and the main steps involved in the production planning and controlling process.

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SA Manufacturing Online

SA MANUFACTURING is Southern Africa’s most Comprehensive manufacturing resource. Insights, News and Reviews about the Industry. Keeping you Informed. incl: Market indicators, Directory listings and how the Southern African manufacturing industry works. Our key objectives are to focus on increasing international trade, foreign direct investment and economic co-operation on regional, continental and international levels, as well as encourage global competitiveness of exports of products and expand market access and encourage trade and investment in the Southern African industry.

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SABS Design Institute

Since 1969, the SABS Design Institute has been dedicated to human-centered design, which has the potential to stimulate growth in South Africa’s manufacturing industry. Focusing on the country’s design capabilities, it has become an agent for change and facilitated valuable socio-economic development. The Institute translates research & development and invention into sustainable economic opportunities, while creating a general awareness of design.

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South African Paint Manufacturing Association

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association; Incorporating Associated Industries (SAPMA) is a Trade Association representing 90% of paint manufactured in South Africa, representing paint manufacturers, raw material and services suppliers, paint retailers and painting contractors. The association aims to give you a voice, provide education, and promote ethical and competitive standards.

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Would you rather be the tortoise or the hare?

In a related article, “How not to manage your business and personal finances” I wrote about the Spenders and their business Printing Pain, and how through a lack of focus and self-discipline they landed themselves and their business in a financial mess. Their conduct is in many ways similar to that of the Hare in Aesops fable about the race between a tortoise and a hare. Contrast the Spenders with this case study, which is about the Tortoise* family and their manufacturing business called Wealth Manufacturing*.

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