• Toward innovation capability maturity 

      Essmann, Heinz Erich (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research has its roots in Industrial Engineering, where the premise of improving and managing efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and quality is the most common and accepted source of ...
    • Toward understanding the process limits of incremental sheet forming of titanium alloys 

      Uheida, E. H.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Dimitrov, D. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Incremental sheet forming (ISF) process is characterised by high flexibility at low cost, and short replacement time. ISF as a process has received global attention. Particular areas include the aerospace industries, ...
    • Towards a conceptual framework for the identification & implementation of additive manufacturing standards. 

      Duvenage, Barend Jacobus Lodewicus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Although it is widely apparent that additive manufacturing (AM) is set to replace conventional, subtractive manufacturing methods in many applications, much of the industry agrees that standards are a key ...
    • Towards a flexible innovation process model assuring quality and customer needs 

      Louw, L.; Schutte, C. S. L.; Seidel, C.; Imser, C. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Successful innovation projects require an adequate innovation management capability in organisations. This means a sufficiently rigorous, continuous, and goal-oriented management of innovation processes. ...
    • Towards a framework for systemic creativity in engineering organisations 

      Bam, L.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article builds on earlier research that made the case for developing a framework to ensure increased, sustained, creative activity in engineering organisations. A milestone in the development of such ...
    • Towards a framework to guide the evaluation of inclusive innovation systems 

      Botha, Louisa; Grobbelaar, Sara; Bam, Wouter (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Innovation for inclusive development aims not only to produce products and services for ‘base of the pyramid’ (BoP) markets, but also to improve innovative capacity and empower those that form part of the ...
    • Towards a reference architecture for integrated knowledge networks 

      Gous, Johannes Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis has as its focus the engineering of integrated knowledge networks (IKNs) through the use of a reference architecture. The purpose of the study is to gain a deeper understanding of the ...
    • Towards an antifragile South African SME 

      Kennon, Denzil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell The contribution of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ...
    • Towards design rules for reinforced strain hardening cement composites (R/SHCC) in bending 

      Engelbrecht, Susanna Aletta (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Strain Hardening Cement Composites (SHCC) are cement-based materials with remarkable characteristics. Its strain hardening ability under tension enables it to carry increased loads, after the material has ...
    • Towards the implementation of e-manufacturing : design of an automatic tea drying control system 

      Mabvuu, Never; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre F.; Matope, Stephen; Mhlanga, Samson (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 ...
    • The township startup : a collaboration platform that bridges the gap between developed and developing South Africa 

      Heyns, Johannes Hendrik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There exists a massive gap between developed and developing South Africa. This study introduces The Township Startup which explains how this gap can be breached through enterprise engineering and how a ...
    • Tracking decarbonisation in the mining sector 

      Immink, H.; Louw, R. T.; Brent, A. C. (Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase as mining companies transport ore over increased distances in opencast operations or extract ore from deeper levels in underground operations. The rising costs of ...
    • Trends in a South African industrial engineering journal : a textual information analysis perspective 

      Uys, J. W.; Schutte, C. S. L.; Esterhuizen, D. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineerg, 2010-05)
      Industrial engineering (IE) is a multi-disciplinary field, with its research borders broadening into a wide range of sub-disciplines. The South African Journal of Industrial Engineering (SAJIE) has been the official voice ...
    • A tri-objective, dynamic weapon assignment model for surface-based air defence 

      Lotter, D. P.; Van Vuuren, J. H. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a military surface-based air defence environment, a fire control officer typically employs a computerised weapon assignment decision support subsystem to aid him in the assignment of available surface-based ...
    • Understanding Universal Health Coverage success through Qualitative Comparative Analysis 

      Van Zyl, Ilse (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Goal 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. More specifically, this goal is to “Achieve universal health ...
    • The use of low cost optical technologies for the mapping of production environments 

      Greger, Marius Michael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The importance of indoor positioning systems (IPS) and object recognition systems has increased in recent years, especially with regard to the digitization of processes and workflows. These systems enable ...
    • Using knowledge networks to support innovation 

      Gous, Henno (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Innovation capability is undoubtedly an essential attribute for organizations that wish to survive and grow in a modern economy. Innovation is however widely misunderstood and subsequently mismanaged. ...
    • Using Poka-yoke methods to improve employment potential of intellectually disabled workers 

      Treurnicht, N. F.; Blanckenberg, M. M.; Van Niekerk, H. G. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2011-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this project an electronic manufacturing process, namely ribbon cable assembly, was adapted for execution by intellectually disabled individuals. To make the work accessible to them, human error was ...
    • Using population-based incremental learning to optimize feasible distribution logistic solutions 

      Lourens, Tobie (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      This thesis introduces an adaptation of the Population-Based Incremental Learning (PBIL) meta-heuristic implemented on a variant of the General Pickup and Delivery Problem. The mapping of the customers in the problem and ...
    • Using the population-based incremental learning algorithm with computer simulation : some applications 

      Bekker, J.; Olivier, Y. (SAIIE, 2008)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The integration of the population-based incremental learning (PBIL) algorithm with computer simulation shows how this particular combination can be applied to find good solutions to combinatorial ...