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Henk Wynjeterp Appointed Managing Director of Pragma Netherlands

December 13, 2021

As of October 1, 2021, Henk Wynjeterp has been appointed director of Pragma Netherlands. He succeeds Luc de Laat, who stayed as CMS Asset Management’s director after Pragma acquired it in 2018. The integration of the two companies has been ongoing for the past two years, laying a solid foundation for Pragma’s European growth aspirations. […]

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Using technology and processes to address the retail sector’s asset management challenges

December 10, 2021

Retail branch managers have a broad set of responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include staff management, keeping optimal stock levels and ensuring that the branch expenditures stay within budget. Ultimately, the retail manager’s responsibility is to create and maintain a welcoming and satisfying experience for customers. Maintenance is part and parcel of this important customer […]

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What does load shedding really cost your company?

November 22, 2021

The impact of ongoing power cuts on the SA industry Load shedding has become an ever-present reality in South Africa.  It has a massive effect on South Africa’s GDP, specifically in the manufacturing industry. In a study conducted in 2018, it was established that load shedding is costing the industry in excess of R 2bil […]

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Is your power backup investment failsafe when Eskom load shedding strikes?

November 17, 2021

Wave after wave of load shedding has hit the country, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers and businesses in all industries have been unable to operate at full capacity. Initially, when all of this started in 2020, we ourselves suffered a generator failure at our head […]

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Determining optimal staffing for maintenance departments

October 12, 2021

By Philip Hanekom, Associate Consultant at Pragma Africa Any Asset Management (AM) system either fails or succeeds because of people. Competence, process discipline and capacity are key, and without these fundamentals, in place, any system is bound to be ineffective. This article will focus on capacity, but first, let’s take a quick look at the […]

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Better tech. Better asset registers. Better decision-making.

September 22, 2021

A good foundation keeps a house standing and protects you from untimely losses. The same goes for the management of physical assets, where a proper asset register forms the foundation for all decisions made about your organisation’s tangible assets. Knowing what assets you have, what condition they are in, where they are, and other specific […]

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Digital Transformation | A reality check

September 22, 2021

Digital transformation is high on the agenda of many companies across the world and all industries. The manufacturing industry has been flooded with IoT and digitalisation-based content, including videos, webinars and articles. The solutions often seem too advanced and very pricey. IoT is not new to the industry, but its use is growing in intensity, […]

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Do municipal asset management software systems enable better asset management?

September 20, 2021

Author | Dasagen Pather, Solutions Specialist Through all the legislative requirements of GRAP[1] and mSCOA[2], we have seen a growing emphasis on asset management within local government during the past decade. Naturally, there has also been a lot of focus on software systems to support the various requirements. Still, for the most part, these system […]

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What training and learning pathways are available for aspiring reliability engineers

September 20, 2021

Good reliability engineering forms the cornerstone of an organisation’s ability to deliver its asset management objectives. In our first article on this topic, The Role and Importance of Reliability Engineering, we discussed the role and responsibilities of a reliability engineer. We looked at where and how reliability engineers (REs) fit into an organisation, the data […]

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