oa CSIR Science Scope - Localised automation and robotics solutions, using a lean and agile R&D innovation process : industry
South Africa faces a number of challenges in its manufacturing industry. Some of the competitive advantages which existed previously, like cheap electricity and low labour costs, have been eroded by rolling blackouts and increases in electricity costs. In addition, product stagnation and rising logistics costs have also negatively impacted the competitiveness of South African industry. The development of robotics, using the right innovation process to support automation in local industries, will do much to improve the country's competitiveness.
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