Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Simply optimal - beyond EOQ for a popular class of inventory problems 

      Van Wijck, W. (SAIIE, 1999)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: True optimal solution s to real life problems are normally only achievable at the expense of great complexity. Every now and then however, one is almost stunned by the simplicity of a good solution to ...

    • Simulation of fruit pallet movement in the port of Durban : a case study 

      Bekker, J.; Mostert, M.; Van Dyk, F. E. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2005)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper gives an overview of a discrete-event simulation study that was performed on pallet movement at Fresh Produce Terminals in the port of Durban, South Africa. The study formed part of an extended ...

    • Statistical analysis of caterpillar 793D haul truck engine data and through-life diagnostic information using the proportional hazards model 

      Carstens, W. A.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Physical asset management (PAM) is of increasing concern for companies in industry today. A key performance area of PAM is asset care plans (ACPs), which consist of maintenance strategies such as usage ...

    • The status and challenges of industrial engineering in South Africa 

      Schutte, Cornelius S. L.; Kennon, Denzil; Bam, Wouter (SAIIE, 2016-05)
      The industrial engineering discipline in South Africa is examined by introducing the context of the discipline and by revisiting its history. The drivers influencing the context and future of industrial engineering in South ...

    • A strategic framework for improbable circumstances 

      Kennon, Denzil; Schutte, Corne S. L. (SAIIE, 2015)
      Rare events, known as ‘Black Swans’, have determined the course of history. One of these was the global economic crisis of 2008. Such events highlight fields like strategic management and their shortcomings in helping to ...

    • 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 ...

    • The study and design of a national supply chain for the aerospace titanium components manufacturing industry 

      Van der Merwe, Lene; Ruthven, George A.; Von Leipzig, Konrad (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-11-30)
      Titanium’s strength-to-density ratio, corrosion resistance and high thermal compatibility makes it the perfect metal for aerospace. Titanium is for instance used for the structural airframe, seat tracks, engine components ...

    • 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 ...

    • Table grape punnet packaging : the influence of check-weighing 

      Smit, R.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Blanckenberg, M. M. (Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2012-11)
      Most of South Africas table grapes are exported to the EU and the UK. In recent years, pre-packaged table grapes are now preferred in many European supermarkets. This increased demand has resulted in stringent quality ...

    • Teaching information systems with a project oriented course - a case study 

      Bekker, J. (SAIIE, 2005)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Many engineering students often find a course in less analytical subjects like Information Systems difficult due to the significant proportion of abstract concepts covered. To help the students understand ...

    • A technologically-driven asset management approach to managing physical assets - a literature review and research agenda for smart asset management 

      Nel, Charles Benjamin Hirschowitz; Jooste, Wyhan J. L. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The concept of ‘smart’ is increasingly used in the commercial environment, and relates to a perception of technological intelligence. The concept of ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has also become a reality ...

    • Tensile properties and microstructure of direct metal laser-sintered TI6AL4V (ElI) alloy 

      Moletsane, M. G.; Krakhmalev, Pavel; Kazantseva, N.; Du Plessis, Anton; Yadroitsava, I.; Yadroitsev, I. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing technology used to melt metal powder by high laser power to produce customised parts, light-weight structures, or other complex objects. ...

    • Three dimensional printing in the South African industrial environment 

      Dimitrov, D.; Schreve, K.; De Beer, N.; Christiane, P. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2008-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The current development of the rapid prototyping industry in South Africa is characterised by the strong dominance and fast growth in sales of three dimensional printers. Although it reflects the ...

    • Titanium-based hip stems with drug delivery functionality through additive manufacturing 

      Bezuidenhout, Martin B.; Dimitrov, Dimitar M.; Van Staden, Anton D.; Oosthuizen, Gert A.; Dicks, Leon M. T. (Hindawi, 2015)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Postoperative infections are a major concern in patients that receive implants.These infections generally occur in areas with poor blood flow and pathogens do not always respond to antibiotic treatment. ...

    • Towards a framework to guide the evaluation of inclusive innovation systems 

      Botha, Louisa; Grobbelaar, Sara; Bam, Wouter (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Innovation for inclusive development aims not only to produce products and services for ‘base of the pyramid’ (BoP) markets, but also to improve innovative capacity and empower those that form part of the ...