SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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Strategic Scenario Planning In The South African Foundry Sector
Hannelie Nel, Farouk Varachia

Last modified: 2012-03-13


Over the past two years the Metal Casting Technology Station at the University of Johannesburg, in partnership with the National Foundry Technology Network and the South African Institute for Foundrymen, has hosted two industry think tanks to explore different scenarios envisaged for the future of the South African foundry sector.  Critical aspects and uncertainties of the foundry industry were explored, including inter alia the competitiveness of the local sector; skills development; trade policy issues; scrap metal policies; stability of electricity supply and the impact of the global economic environment.  The presentation provides the content of these discussions, as well as the definitive outcomes and their impact on the local foundry industry.