• Agent based job scheduling for a vehicle engine reconditioning machine shop 

      Nyanga, L.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Burawa, M.; Matope, S.; Dewa, M. T. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Job scheduling at a machine shop is a multi-decision criteria problem whose skills are acquired after some years of experience. For Small, Medium to Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with limited machinery the ...
    • An AHP-based evaluation of maintenance excellence cirteria 

      Tendayi, Tinashe George; Fourie, Cornelius (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A state of Maintenance Excellence is when an organisation has achieved best maintenance practice standards and has reached the benchmark for the performance of maintenance operations. Various models ...
    • Alignment of a functional innovation strategy 

      Katz, B. R.; Du Preez, N. D.; Schutte, Corne S.L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      For a strategy to be successful it first needs to be the correct strategy then it needs to be aligned with the business values, structures, capabilities and other strategies and finally it needs to be executed [1]. This ...
    • Analysis of a time based and corrective maintenance system for a sugar producing company 

      Chindondondo, Brian; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Mupinga, Tapiwa; Mhlanga, Samson (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Southern Africa sugar producers’ market is under threat from Brazilian sugar, with the latter’s sugar landing in Southern African countries - Zimbabwe in particular – at 75% of the selling price ...
    • Business models for sustained eHealth implementation : lessons from two continents 

      Van Dyk, Liezl; Wentzel, M. Jobke; Van Limburg, A.H. Maarten; Van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Computers & Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 2012-07)
      There is general consensus that Computers and Information Technology have the potential to enhance health systems applications, and many good examples of such applications exist all over the world. Unfortunately, with ...
    • Characteristics of single layer selective laser melted tool grade cemented tungsten carbide 

      Van Staden, A. C.; Hagedorn-Hansen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering., 2016)
      Cemented carbide tools, specifically tungsten carbide based alloys, have found a wide range of application fields including manufacturing, agriculture, and mining, among others. A need for customised tooling solutions using ...
    • Comparison of return on investment for an entry level micromilling machine versus benchmark state of the art machines 

      Dirkse van Schalkwyk, T. G. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-07)
      Entry level micromilling machines have a substantially reduced capital cost, and lower operating costs associated with them, compared to the state of the art micromilling machines. This paper presents the decision making ...
    • A concept demonstrator for self-organising demand-driven inventory management in pharmaceutical supply chains 

      Du Plessis, Marno; Van Vuuren, Jan H.; Van Eeden, Joubert (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Perennial stock-outs of essential medicines are commonplace in the pharmaceutical supply chains of developing countries. Stock-outs are mainly attributed to a general lack of collective information sharing ...
    • Considering the need for alternative intervention strategies for the management of diabetic policy formulation in South Africa 

      Thomas, Victoria Val; De Kock, Imke H.; Bam, Louzanne (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increasing prevalence of diabetes in South Africa, alongside other non-communicable diseases, places a heavy burden on the health care system; especially when faced with the significant difference in ...
    • Correlation and causation : a potential pitfall for efficient asset management 

      Heyns, Johannes Hendrik; Vlok, P. J. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful coordination of activities and practices within a system rely on the organisation’s ability to make informed decisions. Decisions must be made quickly and effectively, while ensuring ...
    • A decision support system framework for machine selection 

      Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Matope, Stephen; Dewa, Mncedisi Trinity (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Selecting the right machinery to machine a part is a multi criteria decision making problem which is crucial in production planning. The process becomes more complex and tedious when one has to choose ...
    • A decision support tool for quantifying the risk profile of south Africa’s pharmaceutical supply distribution network 

      Nolting, Christian Wolfgang; Grobbelaar, Sara S. (Saartjie); Van Vuuren, Jan H. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is facing a serious burden of disease, which is exacerbated by a dysfunctional public health care system. Blind, general estimates are often made in respect of crucial pharmaceutical inventory ...
    • Design of cotton ginning dryer control system 

      Maradzano, Isabellah; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Dlodlo, Zwelibanzi B.; Chikowore, Takawira R.; Mhlanga, Samson (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The most important factor in preserving the quality of cotton during ginning is the fibre moisture content. At higher moisture content, cotton fibres are stronger but trash is harder to remove. Selecting ...
    • Developing a model to overcome the organisational communication deficiencies between stakeholders in the asset management industry 

      Van Rooyen, Nina Louise; Jooste, Johannes Lodewyk (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      In providing Asset Management (AM) services, strategic partnerships are established for reaching organisational objectives and to obtain a competitive advantage. For this relationship to be optimal, effective communication ...
    • Developing a patient-specific maxillary implant using additive manufacturing and design 

      Booysen, G. J.; Van der Merwe, A.; De Beer, D.; Van den Heever, C.; Els, J. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Maxillectomy is the surgical removal or resection of the maxilla or upper jaw bone. A total or partial maxillectomy can be performed depending on how far the tumour has spread. This paper will discuss ...
    • Development and demonstration of a customer super-profiling tool to enable efficient targeting in marketing campaigns 

      Walters, Marisa; Bekker, James (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Being part of a competitive generation demands having good marketing policies to attract new customers as well as to retain existing customers. This research outlines a general methodology for segmentation ...
    • Development of a condition based maintenance system for a sugar producing company 

      Chindondondo, Brian; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Mupinga, Tapiwa (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-07)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With globalisation taking centre stage in almost every market; traditionally monopolistic manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe are struggling to compete with international companies whose operations are ...
    • Development of a data analystics-driven system for instant, temporary personalised discount offers 

      Els, Zandaline; Bekker, James (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      The innovation of targeting customers with personalised discount offers has been incorporated into business strategies in order to ensure a competitive advantage amongst peers along with ensuring customer experience. In ...
    • Development of a demonstrator of big data analytics 

      Butler, Rhett Desmond; Bekker, James (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      Big Data Analytics is now not only being applied in the fields of science and business, but in healthcare and economic development, by organisations such as the United Nations. The research presented in this article provides ...
    • Development of a health system framework to guide the analysis of innovation adoption in low and middle income countries 

      Leonard, Elizabeth; De Kock, Imke; Bam, Wouter (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      Healthcare systems face numerous challenges that put strain on the system. This is despite the countless resources that are expended on creating innovative healthcare solutions (ranging from innovative healthcare technologies, ...