Cost leaders enjoy competitive advantage. That is always true. But if ever there was a time to focus on cost reduction, it is now. A… Read More »Inside VWG’s Manufacturing Cost Reduction Programme
Water Use Efficiency
Low-cost manufacturers are not the ones with the lowest staff complements, but those who manage their variable costs effectively. The efficient use of raw materials,… Read More »Key Steps to Sustainable Resource Efficiency Performance
Resource efficiency in the industrial sector is fascinatingly complex. Industrial sites employ a wide variety of materials, resources and processing equipment, all arranged into various… Read More »Resource Efficiency Breakthroughs Require a Systems Approach
Crisis? What crisis? Water shortages in Gauteng have been looming for years, and even when additional water is finally sourced from the Lesotho Highlands through… Read More »Gauteng Water Crisis – What Should Industry Do?
Despite increasing scarcity, water is still a relatively cheap commodity and this is perhaps why, except for the most water-intensive industrial sub-sectors, water is often… Read More »Water Management Considerations for Factories
There are many overlaps between operational excellence, resource efficiency and broader sustainability issues. Improving product quality reduces rework and saves raw materials, energy and water.… Read More »Does Your Factory Have a Resource Efficiency Strategy?