Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • Multi-objective optimisation in carbon monoxide gas management at Tronox KZN Sands 

      Stadler, Johan; Bekker, James (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
      Carbon monoxide (CO) is a by-product of the ilmenite smelting process from which titania slag and pig iron are produced. Prior to this project, the CO at Tronox KZN Sands in South Africa was burnt to get rid of it, producing ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 simplified numerical decision-making methodology for physical asset management decisions 

      Burnett, Sulene; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-05)
      The management of physical assets has become a popular field recently, and is acknowledged in many disciplines worldwide. Physical Asset Management (PAM) is a complex subject that requires the participation of many ...

    • 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 ...

    • Supply chain management : a framework of understanding 

      Du Toit, Deirdre; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
      The topic of supply chain management (SCM) is complex to understand because it encompasses many different flows of activities, components, functions, and role-players. The literature is scattered across multiple functions, ...

    • 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 ...

    • Towards the implementation of e-manufacturing : design of an automatic tea drying control system 

      Mabvuu, Never; Nyanga, Lungile; Van Der Merwe, Andre F.; Matope, Stephen; Mhlanga, Samson (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
      Many of the production costs for producing tea are attributable to the process of drying the tea. E-manufacturing can assist companies to reduce these production costs by making crucial information available to decision-makers ...