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Smart Factories and the ‘New Normal’

Smart Factories and the ‘New Normal’

It was only a short 12 months ago that things were vastly different. At the time, I wrote an article entitled Beyond Capex: Future-proofing your IT investment for sustainable value delivery (Halse, 2019). The article introduced smart manufacturing and covered the...

Traditional gas transport modes

Traditional gas transport modes

The efficient and effective movement of natural gas (NG) from producing regions to consumption regions requires an extensive and elaborate transportation system. In many instances, NG produced from a particular well will have to travel a great distance to reach its...

Document Management in a Digital World

Document Management in a Digital World

Once again, I am grappling with the future and considering moving back to the past… Things worked then, didn’t they?  Printers, photocopiers, and fax machines were the order of the day.  Nothing could go forward on a project unless there was a signature on the...

Overview of the LNG industry

Overview of the LNG industry

In this overview of the natural gas (NG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries, the emphasis is on the global LNG industry. Where applicable, brief remarks are included on LNG in southern Africa.  The purpose of this article is to provide background on the LNG...

Hydrogen for Vehicular Transport

Hydrogen for Vehicular Transport

I have had very few opportunities to use a motor vehicle during the past several months of Covid-19 induced incarceration.  Not being able to travel, affords one the opportunity to reflect on what the future may hold for vehicular transport.  In other words, what will...

Importance of Project Stakeholder Management

Importance of Project Stakeholder Management

Effective stakeholder management is fundamental to the success of projects. Communication is one of the main mechanisms used in stakeholder management.  According to the Project Management Institute (PMI, 2013), amongst those organisations considered to be highly...

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Technology Selection

This paper explores the factors to be considered in selecting competitive technology from a number of available technologies.  It also touches on the use of new, unproven, technologies and in-house technology development. Introduction One of the basic accountabilities...

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