Research Articles (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Research Articles (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

 

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  • De Vries, Marne (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016-11)
    Enterprise engineering (EE) is an emerging discipline that aims to address several phenomena in the evolution of an enterprise. Previous research highlighted a particular phenomenon that requires more research - i.e., the ...
  • Du Plessis, Liezl; De Vries, Marne (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2016-11-06)
    We have entered the age of the customer where customer choice is the main differentiator between enterprises. Therefore, enterprises need to shift their focus to customer experience management (CEM). A survey conducted ...
  • Hanekom, Eugene; Liebenberg, Andre; De Vries, Marne (AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-09)
    The inefficient and ineffective use of arable land in South Africa is one of the numerous challenges within its agricultural sector. Previous research has indicated that a method, the Farm Site Development Method (FSDM), ...
  • Bagherpour, Morteza; Sharifi, Masoud Mohammad (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2016)
    Project managers normally are facing with di culties behind management of project cash flow, which requires distinguished methods and appropriate tools to manage negative cash flows. Cash-Flow-at-Risk (CFaR) model is ...
  • Willemse, Elias J.; Joubert, Johan W. (Elsevier, 2016-09)
    This paper develops optimal and quick near-optimal splitting procedures for the Mixed Capacitated Arc Routing Problem under Time restrictions with Intermediate Facilities. Splitting procedures are a key component of giant ...
  • Mutanga, Shingirirai Savious; De Vries, Marne; Mbohwa, Charles; Kumar, Dillip Das; Rogner, Holger (Elsevier, 2016-09)
    The spatial system dynamics model (SSDM) of sugarcane industrial ecosystem presented in this paper is towards an integrated approach to simulate a bio refinery system suggesting directions for bagasse and trash-derived ...
  • De Vries, Marne; Berger, Simone (Springer, 2016-06)
    Enterprise engineering (EE) is emerging as a new discipline that is multi-disciplinary in nature. As highlighted by researchers within the EE discipline, the current status of EE endeavours as taken by several universities ...
  • Joubert, Johannes Willem; De Koker, Nico; De Beer, Dirk (Elsevier, 2016-08)
    Telemetry devices are generating and transferring increasingly more data, with notable potential for decision makers. In this paper we consider the accelerometer and speed data produced by in-vehicle data recorders as a ...
  • Viljoen, N.M.; Joubert, Johannes Willem (Elsevier, 2016-11)
    Using complex network theory to describe the relational geography of maritime networks has provided great insights regarding their hierarchy and evolution over the past two decades. Unlike applications in other transport ...
  • Gerber, Aurona Jacoba; De Vries, Marne; Hinkelmann, Knut; Lapalme, James; Van der Merwe, Alta; Zachman, John (Elsevier, 2016-06)
    Today, and for the foreseeable future, organizations will face ever-increasing levels of complexity and uncertainty. Many believe that enterprise architecture (EA) will help organizations address such difficult terrain ...
  • Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma; Jeganathan, K. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2016)
    In this article, a service facility inventory system with server interruptions and a nite number of sources are considered. The inventory is replenished according to (s; S) ordering policy. Using the matrix methods, the ...
  • Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma; Sundar, Diatha Krishna; Udayabaskaran, Swaminathan (Springer, 2015-01)
    A disaster inventory system is considered in which two substitutable items are stored for disaster management. In the event of disaster management, a particular product may become stock-out and the situation warrants ...
  • Van Heerden, Quintin; Joubert, Johan W. (Elsevier, 2014)
    Modelling large-scale traffic flow systems at a disaggregate level can be data intensive as it requires extensive knowledge about the activities and activity chains of vehicles. This paper focuses on activity chain ...
  • De Vries, Marne; Van der Merwe, R.E.; Liebenberg, A. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-11)
    Agricultural engineering applies existing knowledge to provide for humanity’s greatest need: food for survival. This article presents an opportunity to augment existing agricultural engineering practices with industrial ...
  • Wentzel, John Peter; Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma; Diatha, Krishna Sundar (Routledge, 2013-12)
    The last 10 years have seen a significant increase in the provision of consumer services through technology. Computers, mobile phones, the Internet and self-service kiosks are examples of technology platforms that have ...
  • Adetunji, Olufemi; Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma; Malada, Awelani (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-05)
    Government institutions need to assess how well they meet the needs of their customers, and what their customers think about the quality of the services they provide. This is aligned with the ‘Batho Pele’ principle of the ...
  • De Vries, Marne (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
    Enterprise engineering has recently emerged as a new discipline to address the intensified complexity and dynamics of the evolving enterprise by designing, aligning, and governing its development. Enterprise designers ...
  • De Jongh, Eben; Botha, G.J. (Gesina Jozina) (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
    This paper relates to a company that produces washing powders. The focus is on improving the efficiency of gas usage (per unit of powder produced) in the furnace that produces hot air. This hot air is an integral part of ...
  • Woolf, S.E.; Joubert, Johan W. (Elsevier, 2013-12)
    Paratransit provides a valuable service offering as a flexible and substitutional mode between formal transit and private car. When it evolves to compete with more formal transit modes, efforts are made to formalise it. ...
  • Van Wyk, Estelle; Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma; Carstens, Herman (Springer, 2013)
    Somalia, a country situated in Eastern Africa has been struggling between rival warlords and an inability to deal with famine. Diseases have resulted to the deaths of up to millions of people. According to a New York Times ...

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