Recent Submissions

  • Facility design of fruit and vegetable storage at retail outlets : a generic design approach 

    Treurnicht, N.; Nell, T. M.; Stanley, L. A. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Fast moving consumer goods retail outlets are constructed on high value properties. Occupation of floor space needs to be limited to the essential minimum, especially for non customer interaction spaces. ...
  • Mitigating delays in the operations of a business entity when converting to the ISO 55000 standard 

    Botha, Louis Jona; Vlok, P. J. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Existing business entities often employ their own operational procedures and guidelines regarding asset management. However, converting to the ISO 5500X standards can adversely affect the operational ...
  • Development of a condition based maintenance system for a sugar producing company 

    Chindondondo, Brian; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Mupinga, Tapiwa (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-07)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With globalisation taking centre stage in almost every market; traditionally monopolistic manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe are struggling to compete with international companies whose operations are ...
  • Analysis of a time based and corrective maintenance system for a sugar producing company 

    Chindondondo, Brian; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Mupinga, Tapiwa; Mhlanga, Samson (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Southern Africa sugar producers’ market is under threat from Brazilian sugar, with the latter’s sugar landing in Southern African countries - Zimbabwe in particular – at 75% of the selling price ...
  • Design of cotton ginning dryer control system 

    Maradzano, Isabellah; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Dlodlo, Zwelibanzi B.; Chikowore, Takawira R.; Mhlanga, Samson (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The most important factor in preserving the quality of cotton during ginning is the fibre moisture content. At higher moisture content, cotton fibres are stronger but trash is harder to remove. Selecting ...
  • Effect of mould temperature on the filling behavior of molten resin in plastic injection moulding of high density polyethylene (HDPE) 

    Gwebu, Andile M.; Nyanga, Lungile; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Nyadongo, Sipiwe T.; Mhlanga, Samson (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The growth of injection moulding as a manufacturing process has led to the development of more products resulting in an increase in the focus on product quality, as manufacturers try to lower production ...
  • An AHP-based evaluation of maintenance excellence cirteria 

    Tendayi, Tinashe George; Fourie, Cornelius (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A state of Maintenance Excellence is when an organisation has achieved best maintenance practice standards and has reached the benchmark for the performance of maintenance operations. Various models ...
  • Holonic control system : a proposed solution for managing dynamic events in a distributed manufacturing environment 

    Dewa, M. T.; Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Nyanga, L. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Due to globalization, manufacturing of products is no longer a local activity done by a single company but rather a distributed venture as more firms are realizing the need to improve their flexibility ...
  • An empirical analysis of operational disturbances and their impact on business performance in manufacturing firms : case tooling industry South Africa 

    Dewa, Mncedisi Trinity; Matope, Stephen; Van der Merwe, Andre Francois; Nyanga, L. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Globalization has managed to break trade barriers and the manufacturing environment has become more competitive. Market share is now determined by quality of goods and services irrespective of location. ...
  • The learning factory : a didactic platform for knowledge transfer in South Africa 

    Van der Merwe, A.; Hummel, V.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    During the first years of their employment, the graduates are a liability to industry. The employer goes an extra mile to bridge the gap between university-exiting and profitable employment of engineering graduates. ...
  • Performance evaluation of custom manufactured WC-12wt%Co abrasive grinding wheel 

    Enever, A. A.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Grinding is a material removal process making use of geometrically nondefined tool edges, or abrasive particles, which is bonded together in the form of a grinding wheel to cut, or machine, a material into shape. The ...
  • Gamification : teaching within learning factories 

    Von Leipzig, T.; Von Leipzig, K. H.; Hummel, V. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Gamification, the use of game elements for non-gaming purposes, may just make a huge impact on education, a contribution the world in general and South Africa in particular, desperately needs. In today’s fast-paced work ...
  • Framework to develop and evaluate process chains for resource efficiency 

    Oettel, M. K.; Van Der Schyff, H.; Bezuidenhout, M. B.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Continuous development of new, and the improvement of existing products yields a vast collection of concepts and prototypes. Such products do not yet necessarily have established process chains. An area therefore exists ...
  • Toward understanding the process limits of incremental sheet forming of titanium alloys 

    Uheida, E. H.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Dimitrov, D. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Incremental sheet forming (ISF) process is characterised by high flexibility at low cost, and short replacement time. ISF as a process has received global attention. Particular areas include the aerospace industries, ...
  • Emerging synthesis of social manufacturing 

    Steenkamp, L. P.; Ras, C. I; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Von Leipzig, K. H. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    Manufacturing systems has changed constantly throughout the years and new theory towards value creation is emerging. The latest manufacturing paradigm is described as social manufacturing which uses open design platforms. ...
  • Developing a patient-specific maxillary implant using additive manufacturing and design 

    Booysen, G. J.; Van der Merwe, A.; De Beer, D.; Van den Heever, C.; Els, J. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Maxillectomy is the surgical removal or resection of the maxilla or upper jaw bone. A total or partial maxillectomy can be performed depending on how far the tumour has spread. This paper will discuss ...
  • Characteristics of single layer selective laser melted tool grade cemented tungsten carbide 

    Van Staden, A. C.; Hagedorn-Hansen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Sacks, N. (Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering., 2016)
    Cemented carbide tools, specifically tungsten carbide based alloys, have found a wide range of application fields including manufacturing, agriculture, and mining, among others. A need for customised tooling solutions using ...
  • Agent based job scheduling for a vehicle engine reconditioning machine shop 

    Nyanga, L.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Burawa, M.; Matope, S.; Dewa, M. T. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Job scheduling at a machine shop is a multi-decision criteria problem whose skills are acquired after some years of experience. For Small, Medium to Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with limited machinery the ...
  • A roadmap towards significant customer value in a complex product environment 

    Pretorius, G. D. P.; Du Preez, N. D. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Three fundamental processes of an enterprise are development, operations and marketing. When a product or service (Knowledge Item) is introduced to a customer, a specific series of success events are ...
  • A holonic approach to reactive scheduling when rush orders emerge 

    Dewa, M. T.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Matope, S. (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2016)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Rush orders can complicate the life of project managers when they emerge especially if they are of a high priority. Initially prepared process plans and schedules become invalid while extra capacity may ...

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