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Date: 2014
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4756
Description: Effective use of performance management (measurement) system enables companies to improve on their competitiveness in the marketplace. Through a case study research, the paper reviews the performance ... More
Date: 2014
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4758
Description: A case study research was carried out on four manufacturing small and medium enterprises that are involved with new product development. Literature suggests that survival, growth and competitiveness o ... More
Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4971
Description: Sponge iron is an intermediate product of steel formed during direct reduction of iron ore with aid of regulated temperatures and pressures within a rotary kiln. The greatest challenge is the direct m ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4952
Description: Due to globalisation and distributed manufacturing systems the development and manufacture of products is no longer an isolated activity undertaken by either one discipline or a single organization bu ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4915
Description: In order to stay competitive in today's global market, manufacturing companies need to be flexible. To ensure flexible production, shorten processing times, and reduce time-tomarket, companies are uti ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4953
Description: The production of prostheses using conventional methods or advanced technologies makes it unaffordable for people living in developing communities. Since the Fablab revolution and due to the collabora ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4917
Description: Background: In 2007 alone, twenty six foundries were closed down when the castings industries directory was released. A high scrap rate due to a lack of quality management is one of the root causes of ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4914
Description: The global production challenges we face need to be addressed in the multifaceted context of sustainability. Startup enterprises need to be both creative and innovative in order to survive and realize ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4928
Description: Moisture content (mc) within the cotton fibre is an important aspect for all stages of the ginning process. However due to the process dynamics, mc is currently being controlled by regulating the wate ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4954
Description: The sustainability of the quality and rate of the design process has always posed challenges. Initial open design concepts evolved from the need for an even faster rapid product development process an ... More
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Date: 2013
Type: Article
Identifier: uj:4955
Description: The manufacturing industry needs to address challenges as regards to the machining process in the multifaceted context of sustainability. The current cost of energy and the reduction in material reser ... More
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