This document provides the reader with insight into the project at Cosira Group, Vulcania, Springs. The document includes the path of the student, as well as the proposed solutions that will potentially be followed in order to successfully complete the project. The aim of the project is for the student to showcase his competency in the relevant areas. This is done so that the University may award the student a BEng Industrial degree. Included in this paper is research that was done by the student regarding similar cases and problems in industry. The methods, tools, techniques, successes and failures from different projects were investigated. This was done to increase the understanding and insight into the problems that the student will face. Relevant techniques that will be used as well as methodologies that will be followed are discussed. Research was done at Cosira and the data was analysed in such a way as to complement the aim of the project. After the solutions or proposed systems are potentially implemented, there will be estimated cost savings as well as improved customer satisfaction. The work in progress (WIP) will be less and the time an order spends in the entire facility should be less. This project will showcase the ability of the student to analyze a problem as well as prove the legitimacy and motivation for the completion of a project using industrial engineering tools and thinking.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.