Cafca Restricted managing director, Rob Webster, says his firm has stayed away from use of recent expertise to stay agile and protect jobs.
His feedback come at a time when expertise adoption is seen as a significant a part of adapting to altering enterprise wants.
Expertise adoption is a time period that refers back to the acceptance, integration, and use of recent expertise in enterprise.
Proponents of expertise adoption say efficiently adopting expertise would result in a rise within the output of the workforce and in addition assist customers get extra accomplished in much less time.
However for Mr Webster, expertise adoption would take him away from his strategic targets.
Talking throughout The Management Discuss Present programme hosted by Andy Hodges on Zimpapers TV Community, Mr Webster mentioned his specific enterprise area of interest in Zimbabwe is “to supply a complete lot of merchandise to individuals who want them in a rush.”
Opposite to well-liked perception that expertise is quicker, Mr Webster mentioned use of recent expertise would sluggish enterprise processes down.
“By way of my machines, I’ve stayed away from expertise as a result of my specific area of interest in Zimbabwe is to supply a complete lot of merchandise to individuals who want them in a rush.
“Expertise would take me away from that. Expertise would say I might produce a thousand kilometres in an hour, however I say Zimbabwe wants 50 metres for the week.
“My area of interest has taken me away from expertise to say take heed to your buyer, he doesn’t have a long run plan however needs the product subsequent week, so I make smaller quantities in a short time,” Mr Webster mentioned.
He added that his stance to not undertake new expertise for the cable producer was additionally knowledgeable by the necessity to preserve and create jobs.
“Zimbabweans have to make use of individuals and I don’t need to introduce expertise that’s going to remove considered one of my strategic targets which is to make use of as many individuals as doable,” mentioned Mr Webster.
He, nonetheless, mentioned capabilities akin to advertising and marketing ought to undertake new expertise.
“We have to perceive that the best way we used to market now not works. Definitely in advertising and marketing there’s a big alternative to make use of expertise.”