Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • Cluster development in the SA tooling industry 

      Von Leipzig, Konrad; Dimitrov, Dimiter (SAIIE, 2015)
      This paper explores the concept of clustering in general, analysing research and experiences in different countries and regions, and summarising factors leading to success or contributing to failure of specific cluster ...

    • Concurrent engineering with constraint networks 

      Minnaar, Steve; Reinecke, Robert (SAIIE, 1993)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Concurrent engineering is a systematic approach to the integrated, concurrent design of products and their related processes, including manufacture and support. It allows the consideration of all elements ...

    • Constraint programming and university timetabling 

      Groves, G. W.; Van Wijck, W. (SAIIE, 2002)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The technology of Constraint Programming is rapidly becoming a popular alternative for solving large-scale industry problems. This paper provides an introduction to Constraint Programming and to Constraint ...

    • 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 ...

    • Corrective action in car manufacturing 

      Rhone, H.; Page, D. C. (SAIIE, 1998)
      In this paper the important .issues involved in successfully implementing corrective action systems in quality management are discussed. The work is based on experience in implementing and operating such a system in an ...

    • A cost optimised process mean set point for two sided specifications 

      Van Wijck, W.; Von Benecke, M. (SAIIE, 1999)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper describesthe derivationof cost minimisingexpressions to optimallyset the processmeanof a manufacturing processrestrictedby a double-sidedspecification. Two scenariosare considered. For the first ...

    • Critical review of the levelised cost of energy metric 

      Sklar-Chik, M. D.; Brent, A. C.; De Kock, I. H. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      The purpose of this paper is to critically review the ‘levelised cost of energy’ metric used in electricity project development. This metric is widely used, because it is a simple metric to calculate the cost per unit of ...

    • A decision support model for passenger capacity design of BRT stations 

      Engelbrecht, L.; Bekker, J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this paper, a decision support model for capacity planning of bus rapid transit stations is proposed. Static, deterministic models are used at present for station capacity design, whereas bus passenger ...

    • A decision support model to determine the critical success factors of asset management services 

      Jooste, Johannes Lodewyk; Vlok, P. J. (SAIIE, 2015)
      Business-to-business services relating to physical asset management play an increasingly important role in industry. This is in the context of the current pressures that organisations experience in realising optimal value ...

    • 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 ...

    • A decision-making framework for effective maintenance management using life cycle costing (LCC) in a rolling stock environment 

      Fourie, Cornelius Jacobus; Tendayi, Tinashe George (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH Abstract: In this paper, a life cycle costing (LCC) framework for effective maintenance management is investigated and developed for use in a railway rolling stock environment. The framework consists of combining ...

    • Delivery of antibiotics from cementless titanium-alloy cubes may be a novel way to control postoperative infections 

      Oosthuizen, Gert A.; Bezuidenhout, Martin B.; Van Staden, Anton D.; Dimitrov, Dimitar M.; Dicks, Leon M. T. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015-02)
      Bacterial colonisation and biofilm formation onto orthopaedic devices are difficult to eradicate. In most cases infection is treated by surgical removal of the implant and cleaning of the infected area, followed by extensive ...

    • Determining tactical operational planning policies for an auto carrier - a case study 

      Du Plessis, A. J.; Bekker, J. (SAIIE, 2010)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study was done to assist a local auto carrier company with tactical operational planning. The objective of the planning process is to maximise the number of vehicles delivered while being on time ...

    • Determining the suitability of a business process modelling technique for a particular application 

      Geyer, Rian W.; Fourie, Cornelius Jacobus (SAIIE, 2015)
      Organisations formally define and document their business processes in order to understand them and, subsequently, to enable continuous development, improvement, and management. Organisations can use business process ...

    • Developing a tool for project contingency estimation in a large portfolio of construction projects 

      Van Niekerk, Mariette; Bekker, James (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
      To enable the management of project-related risk on a portfolio level in an owner organisation, project contingency estimation should be performed consistently and objectively. This article discusses the development of a ...

    • Developing design propositions for an open innovation approach for SMEs 

      Krause, Willie; Schutte, Corne (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper proposes design propositions for an open innovation approach for small and medium-sized enterprises based on the open innovation lifecycle framework. The design propositions direct small- and ...

    • 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 development of a performance measurement system for the South African container shipping industry 

      Hector, Taryn; Ruthven, George A.; Von Leipzig, Konrad (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-11-30)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Globalisation is dependent on efficient supply chains and a variety of transport systems. South Africa participates in the world’s economy with an extensive container shipping industry, as well as a ...

    • Does the MRP logic work for finite capacity planning and operations scheduling? 

      Turner, V. K.; Pauw, J. C. H. (SAIIE, 1992)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During the past five years, MRP based systems have increasingly been criticized for their inability to reduce inventory levels, meet due dates and to plan at an operational level. This paper suggests that ...

    • The dynamics of a distribution system simulated on a spreadsheet 

      Reinecke, R.; Bird, P. M.; McNab, J. T.; Uys, A. R. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineerg, 1988)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dynamics of a typical production-distribution system, namely from manufacturer to distributors to retailers has been simulated with the aid of Lotus 123 on a personal computer. The original simulation ...