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  • Alignment of a functional innovation strategy 

    Katz, B. R.; Du Preez, N. D.; Schutte, Corne S.L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    For a strategy to be successful it first needs to be the correct strategy then it needs to be aligned with the business values, structures, capabilities and other strategies and finally it needs to be executed [1]. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 a software development framework by combining traditional & agile methods to address modern challenges 

    Nortier, Bernadette; Von Leipzig, Konrad H.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    This paper is focused on the development of a Software Development Framework (SDF) by applying the principles of Agile with phase management to produce an Agile SDF that is focused on delivering working software in time ...

  • 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 ...

  • Developments in wear maps as machining optimisation tools 

    Oosthuizen, G. A. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
    Tool wear maps can be a diagnostic instrument for failure analysis. This paper presents a summary of the recent developments of wear maps and experimental results from the milling of a Ti6Al4V benchmark component. This ...

  • E-manufacturing - the roadmap for South African manufacturers 

    Nyanga, L.; Van Der Merwe, A. F. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Globalization and the internet have given customers a wide choice of products to choose from and they are now expecting a lot from products. Customers are demanding more value, less risk and better integration of products ...

  • An economic cost model for patient-specific intervertebral disc implants 

    De Beer, N.; Bloem, N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Back pain is a common concern amongst a growing population across the world today. Depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, and after conservative treatment options have been exhausted, total disc replacement ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluation of robot technologies for deep level mining applications 

    Louw, S. E.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Mining starts with the extraction of effortless resources, but quickly progresses to more complex situations. As the mining depth increase the technical challenges and difficulty to retrieve resources rises. The future ...

  • Evaluation of work piece temperature measurement techniques for milling of Ti6Al4V 

    Conradie, P. J. T.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Ti6Al4V is one of the most widely used titanium alloys in aerospace applications, but its machining remains a challenge. This is partly due to the lack of understanding of the thermal- and mechanical constraints during ...

  • Fighting change with change : a process for re-engineering an enterprise 

    Du Preez, J.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Many organisations have realised that continuous change is a prerequisite to success. The problem however, is that 70% of change initiatives that are launched by organisations fail to deliver the benefits they were intended ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The investigation and design of a focused high pressure cooling technique for the milling of Ti6Al4V 

    Hammond, D. R.; Koen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Titanium is used in aircrafts structures and engines. The materials’ low thermal conductivity and chip segmentation during machining cause a fluctuating heat load on the cutting edge. The extreme reactivity of titanium ...

  • The micro milling of bipolar plate - a tool life model 

    Essmann, E. C.; Van Schalkwyk, T. Dirkse (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    Tool life is a major cost driver in all micro milling operations, due to the costly and brittle nature of micro end mills. As such, the need exists to be able to predict tool life for the purpose of tool cost estimation. ...

  • Micromilling analysis 

    Dirkse Van Schalkwyk, T. G. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
    This paper reports on a Techno-economic model of micromilling, incorporating major contributors to products’ manufacturing cost. Micromilling is a comparatively new machining technology and is developing rapidly. Many new ...

  • A nurse rostering algorithm for a district hospital in South Africa 

    Treutnicht, M. J.; Lane-Visser, T. E.; Van Dyk, L.; Friedrich, S. S. (Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2011-09)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An acute shortage of healthcare professionals is the rule rather than the exception in South Africa. Effective scheduling of nurses is critical to ensure good quality of care, while limiting sta related ...