• Lean applications : a survey of publications with respect to South African industry 

      Dondofema, Richmore Aron; Matope, Stephen; Akdogan, Guven (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South African industry faces immense global competition from developed countries such as Germany probably because of the adoption of lean manufacturing techniques by the latter. This study is a survey on ...
    • Mapping primary constraints in physical asset management strategy execution, using social network analysis 

      Baum, J.; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The successful execution of a physical asset management strategy is an important value driver for organisations that are highly dependent on the service delivery of physical assets. Research demonstrates ...
    • Masjienvisie as outomatiseringsopsie vir Suid-Afrikaanse nywerhede 

      Fourie, C. J. (SAIIE, 1990)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Automation can effectively improve productivity. A recent shift from hard to flexible automation boosted the robotics and machine vision technology as options for implementation. The principle of machine ...
    • Mathematical and simulation techniques for modelling urban train networks 

      Wilson, N.; Fourie, C. J.; Delmistro, R. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Railway systems can pose complex problems for the scheduling and operation of trains. A passenger rail service’s first priority is to provide a punctual and safe transport service to its customers. But ...
    • A mechanism for the early detection and management of physical asset management strategy execution failure 

      Stimie, Johann; Vlok, P. J. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to present a mechanism that can assist physical asset management (PAM) practitioners and academics with the early detection and management of PAM strategy execution failure. ...
    • The megaproject sponsor as leader 

      Louw, W.; Wium, J.; Steyn, H.; Gevers, W. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2018-11-9)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The importance of the sponsor role, including its contribution to the success or failure of a project, is widely recognised in the project management literature. References to the sponsor’s leadership, ...
    • Metacognitive learning : skills development through gamification at the Stellenbosch Learning Factory as a case study 

      Henning, Mieke; Hagedorn-Hansen, Devon; Von Leipzig, Konrad (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa has a high-cost, low-performance education system, which ultimately leads to unemployment and a skill shortage in the country. In order to bridge the skill shortage gap at a tertiary level, ...
    • A methodology to evaluate the influence of part geometry on residual stresses in selective laser melting 

      Mugwagwa, L.; Dimitrov, D.; Matope, S.; Becker, T. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The subject of residual stresses induced by the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process has been one of the main focus areas in literature over the past decade. It has been reported that residual stresses ...
    • Meting van die betroubaarheid van die evaluering van bedryfsingenieurswese studente 

      Page, D. C. (SAIIE, 1993)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Reliability of evaluation refers to the repeatibility of results when similar tests are repeated by the same student, or a similar evaluation procedure is applied. By measuring reliability an objective, ...
    • Micro-material handling employing e-beam generated topographies of copper and aluminium 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Nemutudi, R.; Nkosi, M.; Maaza, M. (Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2011-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the employment of copper and aluminium in a micro-material handling system actuated by Van der Waals forces. Electron beam (e-beam) evaporator deposited both materials on a silicon ...
    • Micro-material handling, employing e-beam coatings of copper and silver 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Rabinovich, Y. I. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-05)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Van der Waals forces and other adhesive forces impose great challenges on micro-material handling. Mechanical grippers fail to release micro-parts reliably because of them. This paper explores how the ...
    • A modelling framework for railway infrastructure reliability analysis 

      Fourie, Cornelius Jacobus; Zhuwaki, Nigel Tatenda (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The maintenance and management of railway infrastructure plays a central role in ensuring the reliability and availability of rail transport. In a highly competitive transport market, the rail industry ...
    • A multi-objective coal inventory management model using Monte Carlo computer simulation 

      Brits, Ryno; Bekker, James (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
      The ability of a coal-fired power station to meet its generation targets is influenced by periods of coal shortage. In this article, we propose a multi-objective inventory model to assist with the management of coal ...
    • 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 ...
    • Multi-objective optimisation with stochastic discrete-event simulation in retail banking : a case study 

      Scholtz, E.; Bekker, J.; Du Toit, D. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2012)
      The cash management of an autoteller machine (ATM) is a multi-objective optimisation problem which aims to maximise the service level provided to customers at minimum cost. This paper focus on improved cash management in ...
    • 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, ...
    • A note on flow-based formulations for solving resource constrained scheduling problems 

      Terblanche, S. E.; Van Vuuren, J. H. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2017-02)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The resource constrained scheduling problem involves the scheduling of a number of activities over time, where each activity consumes one or more resources per time period. For a feasible solution to ...