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  • WORKSHOP FOR THE CLOTHING, TEXTILES, FOOTWEAR, LEATHER & LEATHER GOODS SECTORS

    PRESENTED BY :George Newton (General Manager)

    1 September 2015 Durban3 September 2015 - Pretoria9 September 2015 Cape Town11 September 2015 Port Elisabeth

  • History Funded by the Competitiveness Improvement Programme

    (CIP) of the dti Administered by the IDCs CTCP (Clothing and Textiles

    Competitiveness Programme) desk Objectives: to build and improve capacity in the

    manufacturing and related value chain R280 516 525 over a five year period, R69 million is directly

    funded Other funders: National Skills Fund (NSF), Small Enterprise

    Development Agency (SEDA) The NFLC is housed at the Vaal University of Technology The NFLC purchased and own technology demonstration

    equipment, used by sub-national clusters The NFLC is stakeholder driven

  • Vision & Mission

    To build and improve capacity in the manufacturing and related value

    chain of the footwear, leather and leather goods sectors in South Africa

    and strengthen skills development and product development through design.

    For NFLC (National Footwear and Leather Cluster) to become more competitive through innovation, skills development and technology transfer.

  • Our partnersStakeholders: Footwear and leather goods sector, tanneries, material suppliers, SETAs , manufacturers, retailers etc..

  • Our Team

    NFLC Manager

    Chief Footwear Designer

    Footwear Technologist

    Project Manager

    Pattern Engineer

    CAD/CAM3D Designer x 2

    Benchmarking Team x 5

    Admin/Finance

    Pilot Footwear Manufacturing

    PlantFactory Manger

    x 1Students x 20

    InternsDesign x 3

    Technology x 3

    Footwear Designer

    Leather Technologist

    NFLC Board

    NFLC - NPC the dtiFootwear and Leather Sector

    IDCCIPC Unit

    - VUT- Manufacturing rep- Unions- Exotic cluster- the dti- General leather goods- Taxidermy- SHALC- SAFLIA

  • NFLC LocationBased at the Vaal University of Technology Science & Technology Park in Sebokeng, North of Vanderbijlpark

  • Responsibilities

    To establish a culture of innovation and skills transfer Benchmarking and continuous improvement Shared resources facilities to support the development of the

    sector Focus on initiation, planning and implementation of projects Establish strategic partnerships, locally and globally

  • InterventionsBenchmarking Benchmarking and

    continues improvement CLRI (India) trained NFLC

    staff Specialists in footwear and

    leather/ tanneries benchmarking

    To date two workshops Twelve companies

    benchmarked. Exercise ongoing

    All companies receiving grant funding to be benchmarked

  • InterventionsMaterials Testing Footwear and leather materials testing Partnership NFLC/SABS/SATRA Training of local technicians

  • InterventionsDesign & Component Development

    Additive manufacturing Technology Transfer Innovation (TTI) (VUT)

  • InterventionsRapid prototyping / CAD 3D Printers:

    EOS, Fortus, Z-Printer (colour)

  • InterventionsDigital Design Software:

    ShoeMaster, Materialize, Solid Works, Rhino, Corel Draw, Photoshop

  • Interventions

    Pattern engineering The NFLC offers pattern

    engineering services to companies

  • InterventionsBespoke Footwear Customised footwear and last development

  • InterventionsStandardization of Lasts Establish uniform SA last sizing SA using inherited sizes

  • InterventionsSkills Development Lack of training facilitators in South Africa FDDI (Footwear Design and Development

    Institute, India) proven track record Curriculum development Operator training

    FDDI Training 180 operators were trained in footwear

    production

    TVET College Six identified nationally: Sedibeng,

    Thekwini, Pietermaritzburg, PE College, College of Cape Town, Oudtshoorn

    To be established 2016

  • InterventionsLeicester College Internationally accredited diploma One year footwear production certificate Two year footwear design diploma Together with FP&M SETA lead to SA qualification

  • InterventionsIncubation & Sustainability Establish centres of footwear entrepreneurship Pilot at NFLC Small productions runs; clicking, closing, making Specialized operator training Research

  • InterventionsInternships 6 month internship programme offered Industrial engineering/ benchmarking Footwear Production Practical Placement

  • admin @nflc.org.za

    016 930 5084 (office)

    www.nflc.org

    082 8088 242 (G Newton)

    gnewton@nflc.org.za

    Thank You

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