Challenging Times

What can we learn from others

November 17-18, 2021 – MESA South Africa held its successful Year End Summit “The Art of the Possible: Manufacturing Without Limits”.

In his key note, MOMi president and senior consultant Jan Snoeij shared some observations for manufacturers in these challenging times.

Summarizing Jan concluded:

  • Manufacturing is not just about plants, but also includes end-to-end supply chains and the entire product lifecycles.
  • Perfect order delivery asks for visibility and transparency and requires consistent and timely information.
  • Collaboration in our factories and with our supply chain and product lifecycle partners is key!
  • Advanced technologies and methodologies will help to become less dependent on our resources and more agile. It enhances our workers’ skills and offer tools for further improvement.
  • Characteristics of best-in-class: standardize and digitalize and apply an holistic approach in line with your strategy.
  • Don’t forget about your people. They make the difference!

Donna Slater from Creamer Media published in Engineering News a summery of Jan’s presentation: “Manufacturers need to innovate to survive in post-Covid-19 environment“. 

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