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7 ways to reduce costs in manufacturing
Manufacturing is a multifaceted industry that requires consistent quality outputs. However, it can become quite an expensive operation without strategies to reduce manufacturing costs. In this article, we’ll explore how you can achieve cost efficiency in manufacturing without lowering output and quality. What are manufacturing costs? Manufacturing costs are the total expenses associated with product manufacturing. Everything that manufacturing businesses spend money on, from material costs to overheads and labour, is regarded as a manufacturing cost. Like […]
As the rate of COVID-19 infections drops and more people get vaccinated, the world is settling into a new sense of “normalcy”. That said, we’ve already developed, implemented, and adapted to new, more innovative processes and ways of working. In a series of Future of Finance webinars, Sage spoke to various accounting and finance experts […]
7 principles for quality control in your food manufacturing business
A simple truth lies at the heart of any food business: the final product will enter other people’s bodies. It’s mind-blowing to think about that. It’s an immense responsibility, but a special kind of honour, too. So, whether you’re new to food safety or need a procedural revamp, these quality control principles for food manufacturers […]
Selling doesn’t always come easily to accounting professionals, who may be more comfortable with the technical aspects of their work. But selling is a fact of life for any business, so it pays to explore techniques to make the process easier. If you have an effective sales strategy in place, but your sales aren’t picking […]
Accountants and mentors: Find the right people to help you start and grow your small business
It’s no secret that running a small business is challenging. And last year, the COVID-19 pandemic made things tougher than usual for SMEs. To help these businesses, Standard Bank launched a mentorship programme for 20 of its small business clients in August 2020. Run in partnership with the National Mentorship Movement (NMM); the intensive 12-month […]