Six Sigma as a lean manufacturing tool
22 Nov 2019
Six Sigma is a set of management techniques intended to significantly improve business processes by reducing the probability of errors and defects. Lean Six Sigma is a method that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation.
DCC Capital Infrastructure Financing
29 Nov 2019
South Africa’s chemical industry is diverse; from fuel and plastics fabrication to polymers, pharmaceuticals, rubbers, water treatment and more. The chemicals value chain is a significant contributor to manufacturing output in the country, and investment in the sector is key to supporting chemicals manufacturing growth and strengthening the competitiveness of downstream industrial sectors.
DCC Operator Training
5-6 Nov & 5 Dec 2019
The Durban Chemicals Cluster (DCC) invites employees from member firms to participate in our the DCC Operator Training Course focused on problem-solving and continuous improvement. This programme uses Quality Circle methodology which aims to encourage shared learning amongst industry peers.
DCC Waste Management Support
The DCC recognises the extent and complexity of waste legislation in South Africa and offers a waste management support programme explicitly addressing legal compliance. Direct firm support is provided, as well as other tools to assess current waste management practices, identify legal compliance gaps, and assist members in reaching full compliance.
DCC Carbon Benchmarking: Competetive Edge
Benchmarking provides firms with the opportunity to compare themselves against peers, enabling identification of areas requiring increased focus.
Business Accelerator Programme
Enterprise and supplier development is central to the long-term economic growth of South Africa. At a micro level, a trained supplier can give a firm a competitive advantage over its competitors. Collaborative supplier development can lead to greater economies of scale for the industry.
What is the DCC Business Accelerator?
The DCC understands the importance of channeling funds to high potential small black businesses in order to improve the competitiveness of the chemicals industry and as such has launched a Business Accelerator Programme. The Business Accelerator Programme achieves the cluster mandate to aid in driving sustainable and value-adding transformation initiatives that both assist members and promotes the growth and development of Black-owned enterprises in the local chemicals value chain.
DCC Graduate Development Programme 2019
Starts 10 July 2019.
The DCC’s Graduate Development Programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to tackle the demands of the chemicals manufacturing workplace. With over 40 graduates in 2018/19, this popular training programme has proved successful at enabling participants’ growth and development. Participants are provided with holistic, chemicals sector specific business skills and equipped to work as competent employees in their functional areas.