The key to a competitive advantage in any market is productivity. If resources are employed in the correct manner, a process can run at its most productive state. The design process at Necsa’s Engineering Services department is currently very slow and expensive, thus implying that resources are not being used efficiently. A need has been identified at Necsa to improve the designing process, to make it more productive by using relevant methods. The main goal of these operations is to be able to compete in the nuclear manufacturing field and to deliver products at a cheaper rate and in time without compromising on quality. Tools such as best practices, benchmarking, business process re-engineering, concurrent engineering and configuration management can be used to achieve this goal.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.