• Pilot production environments driven by digital twins 

      Lutters, E. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLSH ABSTRACT: Establishing production environments requires joint decision-making by stakeholders from many disciplines at different levels of aggregation, because of the significant, unpredictable, and risky investments ...
    • Planning the safe transit of a ship through a mapped minefield 

      Bekker, J. F.; Schmid, J. P. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2006-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Sea minefields obstructing naval missions have to be breached with minimum effort and acceptable risk. With the advent of autonomous mapping, it is feasible to have high quality information of obstructing ...
    • The possible influence of risk management, forecasting, and personnel training in physical asset management 

      Schoeman, Jacobus Smit; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
      The work presented in this paper highlights the possible effects of risk management, forecasting, and personnel training in the physical asset management environment. Each section is taken separately, and an argument is ...
    • The potential of artificial intelligence in South African manufacturing 

      Greef, A. R.; Reinecke, R. (SAIIE, 1988)
      This paper provides an introduction to the most commonly used Knowledge Based Systems (KBS's) called Rule Based Systems, presents some benefits of using these systems if the application warrants their attention and ...
    • Predicting sequence dependent set-up times for multi-station machines (a case study) 

      Reinecke, A. E.; Page, D. C. (SAIIE, 1998)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The set-up time for jobs on some multi-station machines, such as manually configured colour printers, are sequence dependent. Many techniques exist for finding a sequence in which to process the jobs ...
    • Prioritising maintenance improvement opportunities in physical asset management 

      Von Petersdorff, Hagen Alexander; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
      Physical Asset Management (PAM) initiatives suffer many barriers in implementation that can hinder their influence and sustainability. One of these barriers is the lack of buy-in from all levels in the organisation, due ...
    • A production planning method to optimally exploit the potential of reconfigurable manufacturing systems 

      Hees, Andreas; Bayerl, Christina; Van Vuuren, Brian; Schutte, Corne S. L.; Braunreuther, Stefan; Reinhart, Gunther (Elsevier, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Manufacturing companies must operate in a dynamic environment. Consequently, companies constantly have to adapt their manufacturing systems to stay competitive. One approach to ensure the success of ...
    • Quantifying system reliability in rail transportation in an ageing fleet environment 

      Conradie, P. D. F.; Fourie, Cornelius; Vlok, Pieter; Treurnicht, Nico (SAIIE, 2015)
      In recent years the management of physical assets has become increasingly important, especially in asset-intensive organisations. This article presents an approach to quantifying the reliability of rolling stock assets in ...
    • A quantitative analysis of supply response in the Namibian mutton industry 

      Van Wyk, D. N.; Treurnicht, N. F. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Agricultural activities in Namibia contribute 5.5% of Namibia’s GDP, while 70% of the population relies on agriculture for employment and day-to-day living. The purpose of this study is to investigate ...
    • Quantitative methods required for implementing PAS 55 or the ISO 55000 series for asset management 

      Minnaar, J. R.; Basson, W.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Asset management is an important part of any organisation, as it allows them to extract value from their assets. The publicly-available specification for asset management (PAS 55) outlines what a standardised ...
    • Real-time scheduling in a sensorised factory using cloud-based simulation with mobile device access 

      Snyman, Stephan; Bekker, James (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Scheduling is a challenge that persists in the operational phase of the manufacturing life-cycle. The challenge can be attributed to the complex, dynamic, and stochastic nature of a manufacturing system. ...
    • Regional economic assessment of the planned De Beers pass road project in South Africa 

      Pienaar, Wessel (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article analyses the magnitude of the possible regional economic impacts that might stem from the proposed De Beers Pass Route (DBPR) project in South Africa. The regional income multiplier and income ...
    • Resource-efficient process chains to manufacture patient-specific prosthetic fingers 

      Hagedorn-Hansen, Devon; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Gerhold, Tristan (SAIIE, 2016-05)
      The high cost of quality prostheses, together with the lack of trained prosthetists, makes it challenging to obtain prosthetic devices in developing communities. Modern 3D digitising techniques and additive manufacturing ...
    • Rethinking strategic sustainability planning for the electricity sector in South Africa 

      Mqadi, L. J.; Musango, J. K.; Brent, Alan C. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A series of processes is now converging to force the issue of sustainability to drive South Africa’s low-carbon energy transitions. This raises the question of how a ‘sustainability transition’ framework ...
    • A risk and cost management analysis for changes during the construction phase of a project 

      Schoonwinkel, S.; Fourie, C. J.; Conradie, P. D. F. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2016)
      In civil construction projects, changes are inevitable, impacting projects in terms of cost, time and quality. It is nevertheless expected of project managers to effectively manage the impacts of project changes, and to ...
    • The role of open innovation intermediaries in entrepreneurial ecosystems design 

      Ngongoni, Chipo Nancy; Grobbelaar, Sara; Schutte, Cornelius (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Unemployment levels in South Africa have reached astronomical levels. This has spurred the government to fund entrepreneurship initiatives such as the Enterprise and Supplier Development programmes. Thus ...
    • Scheduling sequence-dependent colour printing jobs 

      Schuurman, J.; Van Vuuren, J. H. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A scheduling problem in the colour printing industry is considered in this paper. The problem is to find an optimal assignment of print jobs to each of a set of colour printers, as well as an optimal ...
    • Selection of a decision model for rolling stock maintenance scheduling 

      Asekun, Olabanji O.; Fourie, Cornelius Jacobus (SAIIE, 2015)
      Rolling stock is the most maintenance intensive part of the railway system and therefore, the most vulnerable if maintenance is neglected. It is therefore, essential to have an efficient maintenance schedule for rolling ...
    • Shift scheduling for a maintenance workshop 

      Sinclair, M.; Muller, L. (SAIIE, 1990)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A big passenger transport company experienced problems with the utilization of their maintenance crews. Large amounts of overtime were logged, while at the same time a lot of idle time was experienced. ...
    • Silver, copper and aluminium coatings for micro-material handling operations 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Rabinovich, Y. I. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Micro-material handling has challenges accompanying it because of adhesive forces, which make the picking and placing of micro-parts difficult. The adhesive forces hinder the picking of a micro-part, and ...