Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...