Held at Emperors Palace on 14th to 16th March, 2017, Metal Casting Conference was an inaugural conference hosted by the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF).
Especially for a first-time event, the conference was a great success, pulling together over 1000 key leaders and decision makers; from government, commodity groups, manufacturers, universities and media.
In addition to being well attended, the conference was well received.
Our development methodologies vary depending on the types of project and types of clients. Our preferred methodology however is the Agile Methodology as it also provides for rapid application development.
Although most of our systems are well documented, we have a belief that a working software is better than comprehensive documentation, therefore the agile methodology is preferred as it responds to changes better and faster.
nCoded Solutions have launched the nCoded Licence Manager, a smart way for controlling the deployment of our software.
Our licencing portal enables us to have visibility of all our installed software systems across our client base. We now have a platform that provides a seamless and an effortless structure whenever we need to install, update and troubleshoot.
Aveng DFC, a manufacturer and supplier of valves and pumps for the water, effluent and mineral processing industries has contracted nCoded Solutions for the installation and roll-out of an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) system from Siemens at its head office and factory in Benoni South.
Aveng DFC has a tradition of excellence in production quality, services and technical support that permeates throughout the individual brands and the company as a whole, as far back as 1958.
Software development had changed dramatically in the last few years. Gone were the days where installations had to be done on every computer and upgrades took days, where responsiveness meant that you couldn’t adapt to changes rapidly and websites were merely there for company and contact information.
Preactor specializes in collaborating with tier two ERP applications such as Microsoft Dynamics AX. Siemens acquired Preactor in 2013. Siemens has other product planning applications such as manufacturing execution system called SIMATIC IT, and no doubt, the acquisition was part of a large overall strategy to create a complete production application suite. Preactor has a large number of reference able accounts. Preactor is the low cost leader in terms of initial software acquisition cost.
Lance Zikalala, the MD of nCoded Solutions, delivered a lecture at the Manufacturing Technologies and Operational Excellence Conference in late June 2017.
Held at the Balalaika Hotel in Sandton City, Johannesburg, the conference was a great success, pulling together key leaders and decision makers; from government and manufacturing. nCoded Solutions were invited to share their thoughts about Designing Business Operations for Operational Excellence
Master Production Scheduling (MPS) is a key part of the MRP process that runs within an ERP system. The input to MPS will be future customer demand so it will typically be made up of a mixture of actual sales orders and forecast demand
There are two main purposes behind the MPS process which both require MRP to have some visibility of future demand. The first is so that MRP can suggest the manufacturing orders that will need to be made and the second is to suggest the purchase orders will need to be raised for bought in items.
SIMATIC IT Preactor 2015 introduces a whole new scheduling product range, designed to meet the needs of customers at a range of price points.
The SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Scheduling range has been redesigned to introduce functionality that was previously only available at the highest level right the way through the range. All products in the Preactor AS range are interactive multi-constraint scheduling systems.