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Investigating components affecting the resource efficiency of incorporating metal additive manufacturing in process chains
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Pursuing more sustainable process chains, manufacturers are constantly striving to enhance the resource efficiency of their manufacturing processes. As part of this, additive technologies have become ...
Investigating the effects of smart production systems on sustainability elements
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The next generation of manufacturing systems will be self-organising. Networking of cyber-physical equipment and machinery are on the rise. In the field of sustainable manufacturing, an increasing level ...
Investigating a green economy transition of the electricity sector in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics approach
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Western Cape Government in South Africa has identified the concept of a green economy as a way to transform the Province’s economy to one that is more sustainable from an economic, social, and ...
Implications of biofuel production in the Western Cape province, South Africa : a system dynamics modelling approach
(University of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre, 2017)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The national government instated a mandatory blending policy to facilitate the uptake and establishment of a biofuels sector in South Africa. Uncertainty exists, however, regarding the implications and ...
Sustainably manufacturing a bamboo bicycle in a container factory
In order for manufacturing suppliers to stay competitive in the global market, innovative and resource efficient process chains need to be a part of the manufacturing strategy. Secondary manufacturing process steps entail ...
A framework for the sustainability assessment of (Micro)transit systems
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increasing global focus on sustainability is bringing the question of the sustainability of transport systems—which are still exhibiting numerous negative effects as evidence of their unsustainability—to ...