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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing COMA '16 

    Dimitrov, Dimiter; Oosthuizen, Gert Adriaan (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University., 2016-01)
    FOREWORD: In a small world where global trade is the new driving force conquering countries and continents alike, international competitiveness is becoming the ultimate challenge of the new millennium. It requires high ...

  • Comparison of return on investment for an entry level micromilling machine versus benchmark state of the art machines 

    Dirkse van Schalkwyk, T. G. (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-07)
    Entry level micromilling machines have a substantially reduced capital cost, and lower operating costs associated with them, compared to the state of the art micromilling machines. This paper presents the decision making ...

  • Business models for sustained eHealth implementation : lessons from two continents 

    Van Dyk, Liezl; Wentzel, M. Jobke; Van Limburg, A.H. Maarten; Van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Computers & Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 2012-07)
    There is general consensus that Computers and Information Technology have the potential to enhance health systems applications, and many good examples of such applications exist all over the world. Unfortunately, with ...

  • Evaluation of communication systems for deep level mining monitoring applications 

    Van Wyk, P. J. J.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Conradie, P. J. T. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Deep level mining companies face many problems affecting their development and profitability. One of these problems affecting growth is the lack of effective, yet economically viable, communication systems. This is ...

  • A systems engineering approach to telemedicine system implementation in South Africa 

    Van Dyk, L.; Schutte, C. S. L.; Fortuin-Abrahams, J. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    The South African National Department of Health (DoH) is recognizing, for more than a decade already, the potential benefit of information and communication technology (ICT) to deliver healthcare to rural areas. However, ...

  • XAP - an open source protocol for eHealth 

    Van Der Merwe, A. F. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    In a recent SAIIE conference paper it was suggested to use xAP protocol in the telemedicine environment. Telemedicine has since been described to evolve into eHealth where the focus is not only on the remote control of ...

  • Investigating momentum on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 

    Snyman, Hendrik A.; Von Leipzig, Konrad (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    The paper examines if stock price momentum is a common trait amongst top performing shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and whether individual investors can harness the relationship of momentum and return to create ...

  • Economic requirements analysis for table grape check weighing 

    Smit, R.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Blanckenberg, M. M. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    South Africa’s table grape industry exports most of its production to the developed world where customer satisfaction is very important and strictly regulated. Severe penalties are levied for underweight packaged products ...

  • Viability of telemedical remote robotic systems. 

    Smit, A.; Van Der Merwe, A. F. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    Worldwide, the demand for telemedicine devices and systems has risen steadily in recent years. The design of remote robotic systems has always been a complex undertaking. Technological limitations affecting bandwidth and ...

  • Food system analysis : an assessment of food availability and accessibility 

    Roos, J. A.; Ruthven, G. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    The food system refers to the chain of activities connecting food production to consumption. Studies on the impact of the globalization of the food system have become increasingly important in the context of food security ...

  • Development and implementation of a telerobotic system with visual and haptic feedback : current progress 

    Pretorius, J.; Van der Merwe, Andre F. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    Telerobotics is a field of robotics interested in controlling robots from a distance. Incorporating visual and haptic (touch) feedback allows the operator greater accuracy in manipulating objects in a remote environment. ...

  • The development of experimental machines in order to understand the demands of incremental sheet forming of titanium 

    Oosthuizen, G. A.; Nortje, H.; Herselman, E. J.; Akdogan, G.; Sacks, N. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    Titanium sheet-metal is extensively used for aerospace and biomedical applications. The diversified customer's demands have created a recent trend towards the small batch production. In this context incremental forming ...

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