Mini-dissertations (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Mini-dissertations (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

 

This collection contains research documents that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a final year undergraduate programme, an Honours degree, or as part of a Masters degree that involves course-work at the University of Pretoria, within the department indicated.

From the Letter of Consent:
"As per the policy of the University of Pretoria The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is authorised to grant permission for the archiving of the final year project mini-dissertations proceedings."

Recent Submissions

  • Munshi, Minaz (2015)
    Customer service has become the prominent differentiator for companies around the world as it is the integral reason for success or failure of a firm. The globalisation of products and services has led companies to realise ...
  • Jose, Rita (2015)
    Supply chain networks are constantly facing numerous challenges and need to find solutions to overcome them. It needs to ensure that it remains competitive and generates a profit whilst meeting company and customer ...
  • le Roux, Yolandi (2015)
    This project considers the avocado supply chain of Bertie van Zyl (Pty) Ltd, more commonly known as ZZ2. ZZ2 s avocado production is rapidly expanding and they are currently introducing Ripe and Ready avocados into the ...
  • Fraser, Kimberley (2015)
    This project report provides an insight into what business intelligence is, the required processes in selecting and validating the optimal business intelligence (BI) application as well as why it is crucial to the success ...
  • Fulcher, Jenna (2015)
    Most organisations are faced the task of sorting through large amounts of incoming mail on a daily basis. This mail can be in the form of paper mail, electronic mail, faxes and other digital documents. Usually, mail is ...
  • du Plessis, Danielle (2015)
    The South African Breweries (SAB) is a leading local company that successfully competes on a global platform. To retain their positive position, SAB identifies and improves areas in which they are falling short of world-class ...
  • Coetzer, Martin (2015)
    Kroon s Gourmet Chickens is a chicken farm that rears its own chickens and processes these chickens so as to be sold to the public and major corporations. At the abattoir of the company, there is a continuous need to ...
  • Axsel, Chanell (2015)
    Location models have proved to be invaluable in solving complex optimization problems across various industries worldwide. The application of location theory to the healthcare industry has recently become very popular in ...
  • Vermeulen, Euodia (2015)
    Engineering a product for optimal reliability at minimal life cycle costs (LCC) has been a challenging aspect to nearly all industries. Uncertainties complicate control over these costs, with many LCC models having been ...
  • Zimema, Lesego (2015)
    The South African Post Office is currently experiencing a decline in its mail volume, caused by the recent increased use of telecommunication technologies. This decline in volume makes a significant contribution to the ...
  • van Helsdingen, Ian (2015)
    This document details a project in which two types of vehicles were analysed and compared using the Analytical Hierarchy Process, to select the best vehicle for G4S Cash Solutions Cash-In-Transit operations based on operating ...
  • Tafesse, Alemayehu (2015)
    Post Offices globally are suffering from a decrease in revenues as a result of a decreasing customer base and an increasing delivery network. This is because of their obligation to deliver mail at the same price irrespective ...
  • Taute, Madalé (2015)
    In this report it is firstly stated who the company Agrinet is and what workflow entails. The problem is stated which is that the current workflow system is flawed and that the aim of the project is solving these problems. ...
  • Rajh Gopaul, Leshanti (2015)
    The project documented in this report addressed the need for the design of a vehicle assembly line layout for the TuksBaja organisation. The project centered around the design and project implementation cycle, typically ...
  • Nortje, Margaret (2015)
    Your life is your message to the world, make sure it is remembered. The undeniable fact of life is death. The only problem is that very few people are financially prepared for it. Death generally comes unexpected, and with ...
  • Tayob, Firdous; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015-05-13)
    Malas (Pty) Ltd, a retail and distribution company, has been engaged in the tyre industry for over three decades specializing in the supply of wheels and tyre products together with related services to the South African ...
  • Bloem, Connie; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015-05-13)
    South African public hospitals have a shortage of beds and struggle to allocate patients to beds and keep track thereof. This causes inefficient utilisation of limited bed capacity. This report addresses this problem by ...
  • Retief, F.J.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015-05-13)
    South Africa’s first commercial urban farm was in need of business process engineering and mapping to guide its supply chain and operations. The project also included a feasibility study to decide if processing and packaging ...
  • Barends, H.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015-05-13)
    The South African inland logistic systems are heavily reliant on existing road networks. The bulk transportation of goods, such as coal, increases the loads the roads currently have to carry and lead to damaged roads ...
  • Fauré, J. L.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Pretoria. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015-05-13)
    This project aims to create context surrounding the field of disaster management and the structures functioning within this specified field. This document aims to outline a detailed plan on assisting a Non-Governmental ...

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