CPM & Industry News

Organise your workshop for efficiency

An orderly work environment means less time wasted looking for things and less chance of distraction, which leads to higher productivity and job satisfaction. Plus, it can be psychologically beneficial to start your day with the feeling of competence and control that comes with a well-organised workshop, rather than creating a sense of overwhelm as things literally pile up around you. Clutter can also be a safety hazard – accidents can happen because equipment is badly positioned, and disorganised work areas are a contributor to ergonomic problems. Never mind the scrap you might be losing into nooks and crannies that could be turned into cash!

Organise your workshop for efficiency

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Preparing your jewellery business for the festive season

The Christmas decorations are up and the countdown to the holidays has begun. A large part of an independent jeweller’s annual revenue can be made in the year-end shopping rush – are you ready to take full advantage of the sales opportunities the festive season brings?

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Tips for smooth collaboration with your CAD Modellers

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Offering custom design is a vital element in a manufacturing jeweller’s basket of services, and in this modern era, many clients expect digital renderings of their item. However there’s no need to invest your precious time and money in software and training to become proficient in this field in-house, especially when outsourcing the finicky mock-up of your concept to a computer-aided design (CAD) operator is a great way to free up more of your time for conceptual work and sourcing more business. To get it right the first time – on time – CPM have put together some tips to developing and maintaining effective communication and a great working relationship with your CAD designer:

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Security – be especially aware around opening and closing times

It’s bad news for our industry that crime targeted at jewellery stores seems to be on the increase again. Stores are especially vulnerable around opening and closing times, when keys are being handled and merchandise may be boxed up and easily carried away. Below are a few tips to help our valued clients stay safe.

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BRIEF SECURITY SUMMARY GUIDELINE TO ASSIST IN AWARENESS & IN PREVENTION OF THEFTS AT TRADE SHOWS


orders@capepreciousmetals.co.za

DUE TO SECURITY REASONS,
ALL VISITORS TO MAKE
AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE
VISITING OUR OFFICES

HEAD OFFICE:

(servicing Western Cape & Namibia)
TEL: +27 (0)21 551 2066
FAX: +27 (0)21 552 7792

CPM Building
Link Close
Montague Gardens
7441

JOHANNESBURG:

(servicing Gauteng, Northern
Provinces & Botswana)
TEL: +27 (0)11 334 6263
FAX: +27 (0)11 334 6947

Unit 32
3 Sunrock Close
Sunnyrock Park
Germiston

DURBAN:

(servicing KwaZulu-Natal,
Free State & Northern Cape)
TEL:+ 27 (0)31 303 5402
FAX: +27 (0)31 303 5403

Unit 9, Cypress Park
19 Cypress Drive
GLEN ANIL
4051

PORT ELIZABETH:

(servicing Eastern Cape)
TEL: +27 (0)41 365 1890
FAX: +27 (0)41 365 1901


88 Hurd Street
Newton Park
6045

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