A decision-making framework for implementing digitalisation in the South African tooling industry

Dewa, Mncedisi Trinity ; Van Der Merwe, Andre Francois ; Matope, Stephen (2018-12-10)

CITATION: Dewa, M. T., Van Der Merwe, A. F. & Matope, S. 2018. A decision-making framework for implementing digitalisation in the South African tooling industry. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29(4):245-262, doi:10.7166/29-4-1903.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this paper, a decision-making framework for implementing the concept of digitalisation within the South African tool, die, and mould-making (TDM) industry context is developed and employed. The purpose of this framework is to answer the following question: “Which digital technologies currently available on the market can be employed to improve the efficiency of shop-floor operations in the South African TDM industry?” An exhaustive literature study of existing digital technologies is conducted. Thereafter, TDM processes requiring digitalisation are identified through knowledge engineering. Based on the system requirements analysis, digital technologies relevant to the South African TDM context are then proposed.

AFRIKAANS OPSOMMING: ʼn Besluitnemingsraamwerk vir implementering van die konsep van digitalisering binne die Suid-Afrikaanse matrysmaak industrie is ontwikkel en toegepas. Die doel van hierdie raamwerk is om die volgende vraag te beantwoord: “Watter digitale tegnologieë, wat nou beskikbaar is, kan gebruik word om die rendement van werkswinkel bedrywighede in die Suid-Afrikaanse matrysmaak industrie te verbeter?” ʼn Omvattende literatuurstudie van bestaande digitale tegnologieë is van stapel gestuur. Daarna is matrysmaak prosesse wat kan baat by digitalisering identifiseer. Op grond van die sisteemvereistes analise is digitale tegnologieë relevant tot die Suid-Afrikaanse matrysmaak konteks dan voorgestel.

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