An optimized business provides management with objectives for guiding long, medium and short term actions.
The project will be conducted at Nativa Manufacturing in Centurion. The plant produces various powder product ranges for Nativa pharmaceuticals and the production line is finding it
challenging to meet demand on time due to a fast growing yet fluctuating market.
Discussions with the Nativa’s management brought up some issues which are currently impeding the performance of the plant. This project will focus on two different areas where improvements can be made namely production scheduling and resource planning. To achieve
these improvements production scheduling algorithms for the production line will be developed.
The aim of the project is to provide the onsite production managers with tools to assist them in making informed and scientifically based decisions.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.