Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • A case study on maximising the profitability of a form fill and seal machine by optimising interruption intervals 

      Vlok, P. J.; Fourie, C. J. (SAIIE, 2010)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The practice of delivering consumer liquids in sachets, as opposed to alternative disposable packaging, has gained significant ground in the market in recent years because of environmental considerations, ...

    • 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 ...

    • Comparing the sustainable development potential of industries : a role for sustainability disclosures? 

      Du Plessis, Johan; Bam, Wouter (MDPI, 2018-03)
      Governments often seek to facilitate sustainable growth through the targeted support of specific industries that are deemed to have considerable sustainable development potential. However, the selection of appropriate ...

    • 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 ...

    • Correlating the content and context of PAS 55 with the ISO 55000 series 

      Van den Honert, A. F.; Schoeman, J. S.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The ISO 55000 series is soon to supersede PAS 55 as the most recognised international standard for asset management. A correlation of the content and context of PAS 55 with the ISO 55000 series is required ...

    • Correlation and causation : a potential pitfall for efficient asset management 

      Heyns, Johannes Hendrik; Vlok, P. J. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful coordination of activities and practices within a system rely on the organisation’s ability to make informed decisions. Decisions must be made quickly and effectively, while ensuring ...

    • 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 ...

    • The current and future energy economics of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa 

      Craig, O. O.; Brent, Alan; Dinter, Frank (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: For South Africa, an increase in energy demand is associated with higher CO2 emissions. In order to overcome this challenge, the government started the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement ...

    • 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 support system framework for localisation investment selection 

      Lamprecht, Andrea L.; Grobbelaar, Sara S. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Formulating localisation strategies is crucial to ensuring the development of local suppliers, which in turn results in job creation, increased export earnings, and local and national economic growth. The ...

    • 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 ...

    • Design of a multi agent system for machine selection 

      Nyanga, L.; Van Der Merwe, A. F.; Tsakira, C.; Matope, S.; Dewa, M. T. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a machine shop effective assignment of jobs to machines is a multi-criteria decision making problem which is usually done by professionals and experienced planners. The skill of job assignment becomes ...

    • Designing a framework to design a business model for the "bottom of the pyramid" population 

      Ver Loren van Themaat, Tanye; Schutte, C. S. L.; Lutters, D.; Kennon, D. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article presents a framework for developing and designing a business model to target the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) population. Using blue ocean strategy and business model literature, integrated ...