Browsing Research Articles (Industrial Engineering) by Title

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    • 3D-feature recogntion from measured data 

      Janssens, M.; Van Wijck, W.; Du Preez, N. D. (Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 1999)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper presents a method to automatically extract analytical entities like planes, spheres and cylinders from a file containing a cloud of points. The method facilitates the manipulation and reduction ...

    • Adapting modern portfolio theory for prioritising asset care planning in industry 

      Van den Honert, Andrew Francis; Vlok, Pieter-Jan (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-05)
      Productivity improvement within any organisation can lead to increased turnover. This study focuses on developing a maintenance productivity improvement model that is based upon an established financial investment portfolio ...

    • Application of the multi-objective cross-entropy method to the vehicle routing problem with soft time windows 

      Hauman, C.; Bekker, J. F. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2014)
      The vehicle routing problem with time windows is a widely studied problem with many realworld applications. The problem considered here entails the construction of routes that a number of identical vehicles travel to service ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • Developing a tool for project contingency estimation in a large portfolio of construction projects 

      Van Niekerk, Mariette; Bekker, James (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
      To enable the management of project-related risk on a portfolio level in an owner organisation, project contingency estimation should be performed consistently and objectively. This article discusses the development of a ...

    • Development of a maturity model for telemedicine 

      Van Dyk, Liezl; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2012-07)
      For more than a decade, the South African National Department of Health (DoH) has recognised the potential benefit of information and communication technology (ICT) in the delivery of health care to rural areas. Despite ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 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 ...

    • 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 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 ...