• A management tool towards the development of healthcare innovation platforms 

      Marais, Annica (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The healthcare sector is constantly under pressure given rising patient demands, an increasing population and a lack of infrastructure and resources available in South Africa (SA). These trends result in ...
    • Managerial support for an optometry practice : a business analytics study 

      Kotze, Melandi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The South African optometry industry has limited literature available regarding the ideal management of optometry practices. This makes it difficult for optometry practices to evaluate their performance ...
    • Manufacturing intelligence : a dissemination of intelligent manufacturing principles with specific application 

      Schlechter, E. J. (Emile Johan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Artificial intelligence has provided several techniques with applications in manufacturing. Knowledge based systems, neural networks, case based reasoning, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic have been ...
    • Mapping primary constraints in physical asset management strategy execution, using social network analysis 

      Baum, J.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful execution of a physical asset management strategy is an important value driver for organisations that are highly dependent on the service delivery of physical assets. Research demonstrates ...
    • Masjienvisie as outomatiseringsopsie vir Suid-Afrikaanse nywerhede 

      Fourie, C. J. (SAIIE, 1990)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Automation can effectively improve productivity. A recent shift from hard to flexible automation boosted the robotics and machine vision technology as options for implementation. The principle of machine ...
    • Mathematical and simulation techniques for modelling urban train networks 

      Wilson, N.; Fourie, C. J.; Delmistro, R. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Railway systems can pose complex problems for the scheduling and operation of trains. A passenger rail service’s first priority is to provide a punctual and safe transport service to its customers. But ...
    • Mathematical models for sustainable wealth redistribution 

      Van der Walt, Johann Christiaan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Economic inequality has increased in most large free-market economies during the last century and it has been suggested that this phenomenon is an inherent feature of free-market activities. It seems ...
    • A mechanism for the early detection and management of physical asset management strategy execution failure 

      Stimie, Johann; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to present a mechanism that can assist physical asset management (PAM) practitioners and academics with the early detection and management of PAM strategy execution failure. ...
    • The megaproject sponsor as leader 

      Louw, W.; Wium, J.; Steyn, H.; Gevers, W. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018-11-9)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The importance of the sponsor role, including its contribution to the success or failure of a project, is widely recognised in the project management literature. References to the sponsor’s leadership, ...
    • Metacognitive learning : skills development through gamification at the Stellenbosch Learning Factory as a case study 

      Henning, Mieke; Hagedorn-Hansen, Devon; Von Leipzig, Konrad (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has a high-cost, low-performance education system, which ultimately leads to unemployment and a skill shortage in the country. In order to bridge the skill shortage gap at a tertiary level, ...
    • Metaheuristic solution of the two-dimensional strip packing problem 

      Rakotonirainy, Rosephine Georgina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the two-dimensional strip packing problem, the objective is to pack a set of rectangular items in a non-overlapping manner into a single, rectangular object of xed width but unlimited height, such ...
    • A methodology to evaluate the contribution of small-scale farms to the vision of regulating authorities 

      Van Breda, Phelia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa's system of socio-economic development planning is complex and ine ective. There are many regulatory authorities involved, often with unclear responsibilities and inadequate procedures of ...
    • A methodology to evaluate the influence of part geometry on residual stresses in selective laser melting 

      Mugwagwa, L.; Dimitrov, D.; Matope, S.; Becker, T. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The subject of residual stresses induced by the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process has been one of the main focus areas in literature over the past decade. It has been reported that residual stresses ...
    • Methods to improve morale in state owned entities’ technical departments 

      Van Heerden, Caroline (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Physical asset management entails the optimal utilisation of assets to meet a company’s goals. Substantial studies have been conducted into most aspects of asset management. However, what is seldom discussed ...
    • Meting van die betroubaarheid van die evaluering van bedryfsingenieurswese studente 

      Page, D. C. (SAIIE, 1993)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Reliability of evaluation refers to the repeatibility of results when similar tests are repeated by the same student, or a similar evaluation procedure is applied. By measuring reliability an objective, ...
    • The micro milling of bipolar plate - a tool life model 

      Essmann, E. C.; Van Schalkwyk, T. Dirkse (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Tool life is a major cost driver in all micro milling operations, due to the costly and brittle nature of micro end mills. As such, the need exists to be able to predict tool life for the purpose of tool cost estimation. ...
    • Micro-material handling employing e-beam generated topographies of copper and aluminium 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Nemutudi, R.; Nkosi, M.; Maaza, M. (Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2011-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the employment of copper and aluminium in a micro-material handling system actuated by Van der Waals forces. Electron beam (e-beam) evaporator deposited both materials on a silicon ...
    • Micro-material handling, employing e-beam coatings of copper and silver 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Rabinovich, Y. I. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Van der Waals forces and other adhesive forces impose great challenges on micro-material handling. Mechanical grippers fail to release micro-parts reliably because of them. This paper explores how the ...
    • Micromilling analysis 

      Dirkse Van Schalkwyk, T. G. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      This paper reports on a Techno-economic model of micromilling, incorporating major contributors to products’ manufacturing cost. Micromilling is a comparatively new machining technology and is developing rapidly. Many new ...
    • Milling strategy induced shape deviation of thin-walled Ti-6Al-4V components 

      Delport, Lourens Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Titanium and its alloys possess favourable characteristics and are thus increasingly used in the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. Difficulties due to these favourable characteristics result ...