Research Articles (Industrial Engineering)

 

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  • Application of the multi-objective cross-entropy method to the vehicle routing problem with soft time windows 

    Hauman, C.; Bekker, J. F. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2014)
    The vehicle routing problem with time windows is a widely studied problem with many realworld applications. The problem considered here entails the construction of routes that a number of identical vehicles travel to service ...

  • A decision support system for equipment allocation in a telemedicine referral network 

    Treurnicht, Maria J.; Van Dyk, Liezl (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-05)
    Telemedicine applications have had much success in strengthening health systems worldwide. Unfortunately, many systems are implemented without decisions based on proper needs assessments. In South Africa, this ‘technology ...

  • Improvements in the capability profile of 3-D printing : an update 

    Dimitrov, Dimitar Marinov; De Beer, Neal (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
    Knowledge about the capabilities of a production system is an important issue. The three-dimensional (3-D) printing (drop-on-bed) process has become a well-established Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. Initially ...

  • A strategic framework to utilise venture capital funding to develop manufacturing SMEs in South Africa 

    Snyman, Hendrik Andries; Kennon, Denzil; Schutte, Cornelius S. L.; Von Leipzig, Konrad (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
    SMEs contribute considerably to the national GDP and to private sector employment, but they struggle to gain access to the funding needed to support business sustainability and growth. Venture capital provides the necessary ...

  • Optimising investment in asset management using the multivariate asset management assessment topography 

    Bam, Wouter Gideon; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
    The multivariate asset management assessment topography (MAMAT) was developed to quantify, and represent graphically, development, adoption, and performance of a business’ asset management (AM) systems, as described by ...

  • Supporting business process design through a business fractal approach 

    Van Rensburg, Antonie (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-05)
    The role and position of business process management in an organisation depends on the value it contributes to the organisation’s sustainability. Business process design ensures that the conceptual business process strategy ...

  • 3D-feature recogntion from measured data 

    Janssens, M.; Van Wijck, W.; Du Preez, N. D. (Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 1999)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a method to automatically extract analytical entities like planes, spheres and cylinders from a file containing a cloud of points. The method facilitates the manipulation and reduction ...

  • Development of a maturity model for telemedicine 

    Van Dyk, Liezl; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-07)
    For more than a decade, the South African National Department of Health (DoH) has recognised the potential benefit of information and communication technology (ICT) in the delivery of health care to rural areas. Despite ...

  • The contribution of energy efficiency towards the success of industrial organisations in South Africa 

    Gouws, P. A.; Brent, A. C.; Pierce, W. T. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-05)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Internationally, governments and lobby groups increasingly put pressure on organisations to reduce their impact on the environment. To this end, various studies show the drivers, barriers, and contributions ...

  • A knowledge management framework to grow innovation capability maturity 

    Esterhuizen, Denele; Schutte, Corne; Du Toit, Adeline (AOSIS OpenJournal, 2012-02)
    Innovation is a key prerequisite for being organisationally competitive. Therefore, it is imperative that enterprises grow and mature their innovation capability. Knowledge management plays a fundamental role in the ability ...