The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) recently celebrated the anniversary of its tenth annual conference at the Black Eagle Conference Centre in Ruimsig. This year’s theme was Smart Manufacturing and the Digital Enterprise. Once again, the conference featured a range of high quality speakers, and delegates were able to keep up with the latest developments in the fourth industrial revolution, as well as enjoying great networking opportunities. Sponsors included MESA International, Bytes Systems Integration, AdaptIT, the SAIMC and Scheduling Solutions.
Speakers from top companies, such as Sasol, Pepperl+Fuchs, DRA Global, AdaptIT, ESTEQ and PwC, covered a range of new technologies and ideas and showed their practical application through interesting case studies. One of the highlights was the presentation by Emma Sadleir from The Digital Law Company, who gave a thought-provoking talk on the legal, reputational and disciplinary risks of social media in South Africa. Other examples included how to compete with multinationals in the warehousing and goods storage business through innovative practices; techniques to optimise the performance of smart manufacturing systems with machines and technologies that can adapt to the market, for example machine tools that can be reconfigured and applied to different industries; implementing an electronic logbook at Thames Water to improve business processes across the entire organisation; a mine operations management system to track inventory, maintenance, production and quality; and the concept of catalytic innovation that is accelerating digitalisation to an exponential level.
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