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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 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 ...

    • The development of a software development framework by combining traditional & agile methods to address modern challenges 

      Nortier, Bernadette; Von Leipzig, Konrad H.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      This paper is focused on the development of a Software Development Framework (SDF) by applying the principles of Agile with phase management to produce an Agile SDF that is focused on delivering working software in time ...

    • An economic cost model for patient-specific intervertebral disc implants 

      De Beer, N.; Bloem, N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Back pain is a common concern amongst a growing population across the world today. Depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, and after conservative treatment options have been exhausted, total disc replacement ...

    • Emerging synthesis of social manufacturing 

      Steenkamp, L. P.; Ras, C. I; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Von Leipzig, K. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Manufacturing systems has changed constantly throughout the years and new theory towards value creation is emerging. The latest manufacturing paradigm is described as social manufacturing which uses open design platforms. ...

    • Evaluation of communication systems for deep level mining monitoring applications 

      Van Wyk, P. J. J.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Conradie, P. J. T. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Deep level mining companies face many problems affecting their development and profitability. One of these problems affecting growth is the lack of effective, yet economically viable, communication systems. This is ...

    • Evaluation of robot technologies for deep level mining applications 

      Louw, S. E.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Mining starts with the extraction of effortless resources, but quickly progresses to more complex situations. As the mining depth increase the technical challenges and difficulty to retrieve resources rises. The future ...

    • Evaluation of work piece temperature measurement techniques for milling of Ti6Al4V 

      Conradie, P. J. T.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Ti6Al4V is one of the most widely used titanium alloys in aerospace applications, but its machining remains a challenge. This is partly due to the lack of understanding of the thermal- and mechanical constraints during ...

    • Fighting change with change : a process for re-engineering an enterprise 

      Du Preez, J.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Many organisations have realised that continuous change is a prerequisite to success. The problem however, is that 70% of change initiatives that are launched by organisations fail to deliver the benefits they were intended ...

    • Framework to develop and evaluate process chains for resource efficiency 

      Oettel, M. K.; Van Der Schyff, H.; Bezuidenhout, M. B.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Continuous development of new, and the improvement of existing products yields a vast collection of concepts and prototypes. Such products do not yet necessarily have established process chains. An area therefore exists ...

    • Gamification : teaching within learning factories 

      Von Leipzig, T.; Von Leipzig, K. H.; Hummel, V. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      Gamification, the use of game elements for non-gaming purposes, may just make a huge impact on education, a contribution the world in general and South Africa in particular, desperately needs. In today’s fast-paced work ...

    • A holonic approach to reactive scheduling when rush orders emerge 

      Dewa, M. T.; Van Der Merwe, A. F.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Rush orders can complicate the life of project managers when they emerge especially if they are of a high priority. Initially prepared process plans and schedules become invalid while extra capacity may ...

    • The investigation and design of a focused high pressure cooling technique for the milling of Ti6Al4V 

      Hammond, D. R.; Koen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Titanium is used in aircrafts structures and engines. The materials’ low thermal conductivity and chip segmentation during machining cause a fluctuating heat load on the cutting edge. The extreme reactivity of titanium ...

    • The learning factory : a didactic platform for knowledge transfer in South Africa 

      Van der Merwe, A.; Hummel, V.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      During the first years of their employment, the graduates are a liability to industry. The employer goes an extra mile to bridge the gap between university-exiting and profitable employment of engineering graduates. ...