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    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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. ...

    • 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. ...