Ericsson, Telefónica make 5G car manufacturing a reality for Mercedes-Benz

Ericsson is teaming up with Telefónica Germany to enable 5G car production via a private 5G network for Mercedes-Benz at the company's Sindelfingen plant in southern Germany. All production systems and machines in the new-build Factory 56 will be connected and...

Next-generation AI can aid SA manufacturers’ competitiveness

South Africa's manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA. By Mohamed Cassoojee, MD of IFS South Africa This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one of the...

Local RFID solutions help mines with health and safety compliance

In the mining and construction industries, health and safety regulations must be adhered to at all times. There are strict requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering certain areas of a mine or site, and if these requirements are not followed,...

Mind the gap between finance and engineering in mining and industrial projects

Mining and industrial organisations need to adopt integrated business solutions that enable them to bridge the gap between their engineering and finance departments if they are to maximise the profitability of their projects and gain visibility into – and control over...