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Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies in Africa’s manufacturing environment

September 2019 News

African manufacturers are aspiring to raise their standards and increase the efficiency of their enterprise operations. To discuss the rising prevalence of technology within the industrial realm, the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba will educate participants on the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of innovative technology in the manufacturing sector, as well as how these capabilities can lead to yield higher quality outputs.

Digitisation, otherwise known as Industry 4.0, is considered the most profound and disruptive phenomenon in the world of business today. Increased reliance on computer and automation has rendered industries both self-reliant and efficient. Smart machines have immense capacity to compile, maintain and record staggering amounts of data, which the average human mind is incapable of processing. In addition, Industry 4.0 allows manufacturers to optimise their operations by pinpointing and prioritising the precise business components demanding attention.

Further, the IIoT enables industries to employ sensors and robots to improve the quality and overall efficiency of production output. IIoT-enabled machines provide manufactures the opportunity to achieve precise customer satisfaction levels by analysing data regarding customer preferences and feedback, thereby tailoring their products accordingly. By employing the IIoT, industries can optimise their operations through the application of the cloud environment to increase the productivity levels of manufacturing enterprises.

The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba to be hosted in Durban from 14-15 August is designed to accommodate industrialists with an extensive technological knowledge as well as those who lack proficiency in this arena. Attending manufacturers with minimal digital know-how are set to acquire the vital foundations from which to implement relevant digital solutions into their business operations. Furthermore, exclusive debates will focus on well-versed technological industrialists, seeking to advance their existing knowledge base, thereby empowering them to take their manufacturing operations to new heights. Attending this year’s Indaba is paramount to enabling African manufacturers to harness the unique opportunities awaiting them, and place them on an equal footing with their international competitors.

For more information contact Thembisa Bambathi, Siyenza Management, +27 73 788 6044, thembisa@siyenzaevents.co.za, www.manufacturingindaba.co.za/mi-kzn




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