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Is a Centralised Enterprise Asset Management system, a pie in the sky for organisations with multi-divisions?

November 24, 2020

The case for having a reliability centred maintenance approach has been proven time and time again. Yet, it is one of the most significant physical asset management challenges facing large, diversified organisations today. By sticking to best practices and getting the foundations of asset management in place, RCL Foods has managed to overcome this challenge. […]

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The relationship between the current economic infrastructure assets performance problems in Southern Africa and Proactive Enterprise Asset Management

October 19, 2020

An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma  The economic landscape in Southern Africa has been on a downward spiral. Even South Africa has lost its status as Africa’s biggest economy, falling behind Nigeria at the end of 2019. This downward trend is severely impacting communities. As citizens, we have seen and been affected […]

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Black, Female-Owned Enterprise Flourish with Pragma’s Backing

October 13, 2020

With Pragma’s backing, Mettle Petroleum – a black, female-owned service provider, has grown from a small business employing only four in 2017 to a company delivering projects over R2.5milion with 17 employees to date. “Pragma has always taken people and organisational development seriously. In recent years, our passion for developing people influenced our approach to […]

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A structured approach to the development and implementation of an AM scorecard

October 12, 2020

Darryl Summers: Partner Consultant, Pragma Measuring and managing performance in an organisation is vital in driving an organisation towards success. Management requires fact-based decision making which relies on authentic performance measures. In medium to large organisations, which tend to span multiple customer sectors and countries, consistent evaluation of performance is often a challenge experienced by […]

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Clear vision bags Massmart the prestigious SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020

September 9, 2020

A clear vision and decisive decision-making clinched Massmart the coveted SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020 for the successful implementation of Pragma’s enterprise asset management system, On Key. Successfully implementing and managing over 300 stores currently, is a significant achievement. “The goal was to implement an enterprise asset management system that would provide Massmart with a […]

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A Case for Condition Monitoring as an integrated, continuous service

August 25, 2020

Deriving the most value from your assets all the while maintaining them in optimum condition is every asset owner’s challenge. Over maintaining is costly, undermaintaining could be disastrous. Finding a balance between the two is no easy feat, but integrating condition-based monitoring into your maintenance program as a continuous service is one of the best places to start.

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Pragmatarians unite to bring Covid-19 relief

August 25, 2020

Taking the pandemic by the horns is how Pragma’s employees tend to address the challenges that Covid 19 has caused in the workplace. While stringent lockdown measures have been successful at curbing the spread of the virus, many families are devastated as a result of partial or total income loss. While the company has stood […]

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Exxaro celebrates four employees announced as Pragma Value Add Ambassador winners

July 27, 2020

Every six months, future-focused engineering services company Pragma, awards industry achievers in the mining, retail, government, manufacturing and oil and gas sectors for their meaningful contribution to their respective organisations. Pragma aims at helping their clients to perform at their peak while balancing asset management, cost and risk. Diversified and dynamic mining group Exxaro, is […]

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Pragma | 30 Years in the making

July 15, 2020

2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in […]

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Mind shifts save money | Reducing general maintenance costs in retail

July 10, 2020

By Morné Steenkamp Irrespective of your business or work environment, poor decision making often comes back to bite you. When talking about maintenance, it is something that could result in significant damage, costing the business dearly. How can we facilitate better decision making at ground level to prevent potential failures and save some money? The […]

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