2020 IE Final year project titles & top three posters

Abrahams NB Nicolle Mobile application design and future financial planning for pet sitting company Waggly Tails  
Alexander SJ Shannon Evolving the operations of events management by developing streamlined solutions  
Ashoori B Bayan Digital opportunities for continuous improvement tools in a large third-party logistics company   
Aurakeasamy S Sachin Production planning and control for a job shop   
Bazerbachi AK Karim Navigation and control of a robotic vehicle in a work environment of static and dynamic obstacle  
Bergh L Lizanne Designing and implementing a reverse logistic system  
Boer DE Danielle Lean culture assessment and improvement at a large third party logistics company  
Bosman B Bianca Inbound logistics modelling and forecasting the number of items arriving for operational waste minimization  
Botha S Sunelle A decision support system for customer segmentation through the use of machine learning  
Brown RA Ashton A layout and lean manufacturing study of a final phase furniture production process  
Burger L Louise Analysing the effect of a possible incentive on the primary sector of the local sunflower industry Poster
Burger WD Niel Rail versus road feasibility study  
Chandler JJ Jason Ideal activity-based resourcing for loading and unloading at a distribution centre in Gauteng  
Charters DJ Dan Optimisation of coal blending for coke-making at an integrated steel plant  
Coetzee L Lizanne Modelling to improve a system's loyalty programs and prioritisation of inhibiting factors  
Coetzer C Casper Machine interference optimisation  
Coetzer WA Adriaan Optimisation and improvement for generating an optimal travel itinerary  
Combrinck L Lian-Maré Developing a simulation model to minimise the congestion of totes at the picking area within a telecommunications warehouse  
Combrinck Z Zamri Improving the order-picking process of Coca-Cola's warehouse in Midrand by determining the ideal product placement  
Cronje J Jocha The development of a decision-support tool to determine optimal school bus routes  
Dayal K Kumesh Using simulation modelling to improve resource allocation and inbound scheduling for the fast-moving consumer goods environment  
De Klerk JH Hanno The strategic repositioning of Quattro Archery within an ever-changing environment  
de Villiers M Marlize A machine learning approach to improve income prediction  
Du Plessis EJ Evan Design of efficient warehouse storage system at Grit Procurement Solutions  
du Preez A Anri Determining the boundary conditions of various inventory management policies using simulation  
Ellis G Geoffrey The implementation of an information system to optimise business operations  
Farrell JA Andrew Shovel swings analysis at an open cast mine  
Ferreira IW Ignatius Implementation of demand driven material resource planning  
Gaia MG Mikael An efficient logistics system for CozaCards  
Gordon-Cumming GRN Roualeyn Comparative economic analysis of irrigation pumps and photovoltaic systems, using simulation modelling  
Groenewald C Carla Statistical analysis, reliability evaluation and prioritisation modelling of a knowledge acquisition system  
Groenewaldt G Genavieve  Developing a decision support system for upskilling employees at PWC  
Guerra A Angelo Analysis and redesign of business processes to fix misalignment issues at a glass manufacturing firm  
Haasbroek FJ Johan Inventory management at Steers  
Hamilton S Simoné The reduction of total container inventory management cost of the outbound exports at a chemical manufacturing company  
Hand DL Daniel Using statistical techniques to understand the correlation of parameter variation on product quality for process intervention purposes  
Haupt JP JP Quality assurance of a dairy plant  
Haycock V Varuscha Optimisation of supplier scheduling and space allocation at Wispeco  
Heystek NJ Nico Development of a real-time data collection information system at Horizon Global (Pty) Ltd  
Ho-Tong J-R Joshua-Richard Validation of Lean Six Sigma best practices for a CNC manufacturing process  
Jacobs PJ Paul Multi-day runs in MATSim  
Janz A Arno-Armandt Preventative maintenance through database design with facility layout to minimize system downtime and maintenance costs  
Johnson LW Lytle Achieving a 5 day cycle time  
Kawanga S Sibongile Preventing stock-outs at Alicats' pub and restaurant  
Khiba KKM  Kgothatso  Improving the supply methodology at the engine dress kitting area of Ford Motor Company®  
Kruger J Jean-Marc Facility planning and design for a sustainable agricultural operation  
Kuppen A Arno Workflow and data automation at Storex  
Küther A Andrea Optimisation of artisan workforce through personnel placement assessment  
Labuschagne BD Brandon Business process modelling and project auditing for AM Systems Integrations  
Le Riche J Julie Development of a dynamic multivariate machine learning algorithm to predict the chances of employment for young graduates Poster
Mahlangu NS Nkosinathi Locating on-demand delivery vehicles using a clustering approach  
Mahomed MN Nabeel Optimising strategic planning at GS TVET college  
Markram NP Nicholas Digital transformation of an employee on-boarding process  
Masinga MG Matiko Mapping, analysis and improvement of patient care in the emergency department of Tembisa Hospital  
McDonald CA Connor Business case model investigation of current approach inputs for capital expenditure and new model development  
McMullen T Tyrone Sales forecasting in a struggling economy  
Meadows JN James Investigating possible solutions regarding a faster response time to changes in the Vector Logistics supply chain from a technical perspective  
Mentz CR Chad Theoretical impact of single panel re-spray systems using simulation at an automotive manufacturer   
Modise SJ Junior Inventory management system design for Manelipets company  
Moopanar Y Yashalen Stocking policy simulation  
Motsepe NNE Nonofo  Improving packaging efficiency   
Mouton C Chantené Optimisation of the information system for the pharmaceutical wholesaler, Pharmavalu Traders  
Moyo M Mthandazo Decision making through modelling and analysis for evaluation of alternative revenue collection methods  
Mudima CN Chiedza Sensitivity analysis of students' intellectual dynamics and learning capability in an ascending knowledge acquisition system  
Mukono PR Runyararo Improving the sorting process at Wispeco Aluminium  
Murta GR Gabriella Development of robotic process automation for an efficient requisition process at the Department of Facilities Management, University of Pretoria  
Ndlovu BN Brain Analysing and improving the process of patient care in a general surgical theatre unit  
Ndlovu BS Bongani An analysis of stainless steel defects   
Nhlumayo ST Samukelo Improving the functionality of the Church Square Post Office  
Nkoana A Amogelang Ideal activity-based resourcing for the picking and inbound storage areas at a central distribution centre in Gauteng  
Nothnagel ES  Elsje Using prescriptive modelling in order to reduce patient waiting times in the emergency department of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital   
Olivier J Jeannetta Developing a decision support system for allocating resources in a vegetable packing line  
Olivier RE Elizabeth The extension of the ADOxx BPMN modelling tool to facilitate improved classroom learning  
Opperman P  Petra Information system design and application of lean techniques at Waterskills (Pty) Ltd  
Phillips M Meghan Feasibility study to implement facial recognition as an attendance tracking solution in classrooms for Curro Holdings  
Phoswa NH Nhlalenhle  Business process re-engineering to provide efficiency in a lab  
Prasad L Lakshmi Reducing variations in the gaps and transition in an automotive industry process  
Ramalatswa PM Portia Re-design and development of a facility layout for a condom inspection laboratory  
Rampedi TM Thato The analysis and design of an information system in a small civil engineering company  
Rossouw JJ Jacques Sensing, localizing and mapping to monitor rhinos in the wild using UAVs for effective control and prevention of poaching  
Roux JP Jacobus Cash-in-transit-heist prediction and location identification  
Sanatkaran M Maryam Decreasing waiting time at the emergency department of Tshwane District Hospital  
Sangweni N Ntuthuko  Demand forecasting using artificial intelligence   
Sekgobela KM Keletso Developing a customer acceptance line  
Senekal C Charne Bus scheduling problem  
Smal NJ Nadine Quantification of flexible work hours in MATSim  
Smit JC Johann Optimisation of spot welding parameters  
Smit TL Tammy Assess and improve customer adoption of financial technology  
Sooprayen D Duneshrie Exploring alternatives to improve Nestlé's current outbound logistics network  
Stadler TJ Thurston An investigation into forecasting and inventory management for the optimisation of a service parts warehouse  
Stander ED Edna Improving waste management processes at the Kruger National Park  
Sunny SJ Shaun SAPO's e-commerce development for profitability   
Swanepoel M Marné The development of a centralised system for the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) programme at the University of Pretoria   
Swanepoel S Shané Modelling the causal analysis, prediction and control of gender-based violence in a relationship  Poster
Tar EA Ebrahim Capital budgeting to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of energy efficient investment alternatives   
Taylor BR Bradley Implementing a FIFO slotting system at Vacuform  
Tshikila L Lwazi Improving activities within the settlement process at a central distribution centre in Gauteng   
van Coller A Armand The storage layout optimisation conundrum  
Van der Linde M Madeleine Causal analysis to determine factors influencing delivery turnaround time  
Van Niekerk MM Martie The improvement of the process flow between Tshwane District Hospital and Steve Biko Academic Hospital  
vanHeerden NJ NJ Heterogeneous fleet and route optimisation for Arrie Nel pharmacy group  
Varghese KG Kiran Using simulation modelling to assess the feasibility of manning single operators to multiple machines   
Venter A Anzel Reducing overinvestment in stock with information system design and facility planning  
Venter R Ruben Determining the effect of varying efficiency levels on the rolling stock fleet size of Greenfield railway projects  
von Benecke E Esmarie Business process re-engineering: A case study in the agriculture financing industry  
Williamson HT Hugh Investigating the level of deterministic behaviour of the density-based clustering algorithm  
Worrall K Kirsten The optimisation of material flow within a steel plant  
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