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Application of Van-der-Waals forces in micro-material handling
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
This doctoral dissertation focuses on the application of Van-der-Waals’ forces in micromaterial handling. A micro-material handling system consists of four main elements, which include: the micro-gripper, the micro-workpart, ...
Lean applications : a survey of publications with respect to South African industry
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South African industry faces immense global competition from developed countries such as Germany probably because of the adoption of lean manufacturing techniques by the latter. This study is a survey on ...
Towards the implementation of e-manufacturing : design of an automatic tea drying control system
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
Many of the production costs for producing tea are attributable to the process of drying the tea. E-manufacturing can assist companies to reduce these production costs by making crucial information available to decision-makers ...
An empirical analysis of operational disturbances and their impact on business performance in manufacturing firms : case tooling industry South Africa
(South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Globalization has managed to break trade barriers and the manufacturing environment has become more competitive. Market share is now determined by quality of goods and services irrespective of location. ...