Fabric sourcing workshop with David Mason
26 October 2017
On average, raw materials make up 30% of South African clothing firms’ cost of sales. As the domestic textile industry has contracted, developing effective methods to adequately source fabric, both domestically and abroad, has become a key competitive advantage for domestic firms. David Mason is an expert in the textiles industry and has extensive experience in assisting clothing manufacturers in developing a variety of textile sourcing and handling solutions.
Preproduction training workshop: Basic fabric understanding
24 – 25 October 2017
This two-day Pre-Production Workshop was aimed at providing clothing manufacturers a deeper understanding of fabric from a technical perspective. Attendees were introduced to the basics of fabric types, finishes and how to apply this knowledge in their operations, enabling them to make better fabric management decisions.
CT Best Practice Study Tour
17 October 2017
The final Best Practice study tour for 2017 took CCTC attendees to ACA Threads. Here attendees were taken through an exceptional built-in quality process and measurement system from an ACA perspective.
WCM workshop series: TQM and JIT workshop
4 – 5 October 2017
This two-day World Class Manufacturing workshop comprised of both theory and practical application, giving participants an in-depth understanding of Lean principles.
Continuous Improvement-problem solving circles
5, 6 and 19 September 2017
Delivered over 3 separate days, the aim of the programme was to facilitate and encourage an improved focus on Problem Solving Circles as a robust mechanism that supports continuous improvement and enhanced competitiveness at firms, while encouraging a focus on improved processes, quality awareness and communication.
Export promotion launch workshop
1 September 2017
The CCTC has secured funding to roll out an export promotion programme over the next 2-3 years. Aside from the obvious benefit of increasing sales, gaining access to export markets may help to level out highly seasonal domestic demand (if exporting to the Northern Hemisphere) and serve as a powerful driving force to upgrade competitiveness in line with international best practices.
Innovation session: using throughput to drive profitability
22 August 2017
Theory of Constraints (ToC) is a management methodology that focuses on throughput as a means to drive overall profitability across the business. With over 20 years of experience in applying ToC in manufacturing plants throughout South Africa, Konrad Bartel shared key insights into the methodology and its application in the clothing and textiles industry.
WCM workshop series: TQM and JIT workshop
15-16 August 2017
This two-day World Class Manufacturing workshop comprised both theory and practical application, giving participants an in-depth understanding of Lean principles.
Best practice study tour to KZN
2-3 August 2017
This tour provided an excellent opportunity to learn from some exceptional firms in both the automotive and clothing sectors. The tour comprised three firm visits over two days, including a mix of workshops, presentations and factory walkthroughs.
CCTC AGM 2017
16 May 2017
The annual CCTC AGM was used as a platform to reflect on the achievements in the last year and highlight plans for the future. We also took this opportunity to acknowledge and reward those firms who have made positive progress in the recent past.
Executive engagement session
3 May 2017
Dr Justin Barnes presented his four plus four day (4+4 day) operating model, developed in conjunction with leading clothing and footwear manufacturers.
CCTC Best Practice Study tour to KZN 2016
12-13 October 2016
The CCTC hosted the popular KZN Best Practice Study Tour on the 12th and 13th October 2016. Delegates visited leading manufacturers belonging to our sister cluster, the KZN Clothing and Textile Cluster (KZN CTC).
World Class Manufacturing Workshop 3
28 July 2016
The CCTC hosted WCM Workshop 3 at International Trimmings and Labels. The objective of the training session was to familiarise participants with problem-solving techniques.
World Class Manufacturing Workshop 2
13 July 2016
WCM Workshop 2 was hosted at Prestige Maitland. This workshop was a day-long session aimed at enabling attendees to fully benefit from the training material.
World Class Manufacturing Workshop 1
20 June 2016
The CCTC hosted the WCM Workshop 1 at K-Way manufacturers. The session comprised of two parts: an overview of World Class Manufacturing, and a factory tour of K-Way.
WCM Introductory Workshop for Supervisors
23 February 2016
The intention of the workshop was to provide a high level overview of WCM to ensure new members were familiar with the principles of World Class Manufacturing while also offering a review opportunity to current members.