Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • New reinforcement learning algorithm for robot soccer 

      Yoon, M.; Bekker, J.; Kroon, S. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a powerful technique to develop intelligent agents in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This paper proposes a new RL algorithm called the Temporal-Difference value ...

    • A new vision for education in quality 

      Reinecke, Robert (SAIIE, 1992)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Excellence in manufacturing follows immediately from the complementary attributes of productivity and quality. Both have a cultural and technical component. A culture ofexcellence in both doing the right ...

    • A Non-zero sampling plan for the moderation of examination papers 

      Van Wijck, W. (SAIIE, 2007)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The moderation of examination answer books is an area where quality assurance is essential, and should be employed to ensure that an examination paper’s standard, content and span, marking, etc. are ...

    • A normative model for assessing competitive strategy 

      Ungerer, Gerard David; Cayzer, Steve (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The hyper-competitive nature of e-business has raised the need for a generic way to appraise the merit of a developed business strategy. Although progress has been made in the domain of strategy evaluation, ...

    • On the comparison of modern production management philosophies 

      Sinclair, M. (SAIIE, 1990)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A variety of production management philosophies are discussed in the literature and implemented in industry. This paper will present a framework for the comparison of such management approaches. Each ...

    • 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 ...

    • Overview of work piece temperature measurement techniques for machining of Ti6Al4V 

      Conradie, P. J. T.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Al Shaalane, A. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-07)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ti6Al4V is one of the most widely used titanium alloys in aerospace applications, but its machining remains a challenge. Comprehensive research has been done in the past, mainly investigating tool failure ...

    • Performance -- Management -- Employees 

      Stelzner, Samuel Georg Eric; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper produces a preliminary version of a strategic framework for managing employee flourishing. ‘Flourishing’, a term from positive psychology, describes the experience of ‘the good life’. Providing ...

    • A performance management model for physical asset management 

      Jooste, J. L.; Page, D. C. (SAIIE, 2004)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There has been an emphasis shift from maintenance management towards asset management, where the focus is on reliable and operational equipment and on effective assets at optimum life-cycle costs. A ...

    • A perspective on open innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa, and design requirements for an open innovation approach 

      Krause, Willie; Schutte, Corne (SAIIE, 2015)
      This paper provides key results from an exploratory research study aimed at understanding the current landscape in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa with regard to their appetite for, and use of, ...

    • 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 ...

    • Quantifying system reliability in rail transportation in an ageing fleet environment 

      Conradie, Pieter Daniel; 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...