2022 IE Final Year Project Titles & Top Three Posters

Last Name First Name Project title  
Abanno OCC (Oziomachukwu) Financial sustainability analysis of an integrated commercial farming system in Nigeria  
Abdool-Samad A (Almira) Vehicle routing for small parcel delivery with greenhouse gas emission penalties  
Adegbenro IP (Peace) Improvement of the inventory management system at a pharmaceutical company  
Archibald M (Melissa) Improvement of a military weapons manufacturing company using lean principles and process improvement techniques  
Avenant M (Maryke) Using time series forecasting of electric vehicle sales to inform changes to an automotive warehouse’s facilities  
Bakker JAE (Eduard) Initial analysis of mechanising the sorting process at a tomato packing facility  
Baldwin MG (Matthew) Warehouse layout design and optimisation of a critical spares inventory management process  
Bendag A (Aziza) Developing a supplier selection model to support a company’s sustainability strategy  
Bester M (Monique) Utilising business process management to improve a bagged product loading process  
Bofilatos G (George) Optimisation of the dispatching of goods in a large distribution centre  
Boonstra MJ (Marco) A new bodyshop 50JPH capacity study  
Brand TK (Travis) Optimisation of the inventory management policies and facility layout of a pet food manufacturing company  
Burgess A (Astrid) Using machine learning to predict the optimal target marketing strategies for an independent school network
Chaba PE (Pabalelo) Using systems dynamics to model the education service gaps between rural and urban education  
Chuang EY (Evan) Increasing market share in the shadow education industry  
Conradie DL (Danielle) Improving timeous and accurate invoicing by modelling resource capacity and selecting a commercial off-the-shelf solution  
Cornelius MC (Matt) Business process optimisation of the proposal development process for industrial scale renewable energy community microgrids  
Cowling DK (Devon) A simulation modelling approach to predict the traffic impact of implementing access control measures in a suburban area  
Cronjé JA (Jaks) Facility layout planning for processing of medicinal cannabis  
Daya N (Nikhil) Optimising the facility layout of a solder manufacturing company   
de Blanche AJ (Abby) Addressing the information system deficiencies at Crushpro  
de Witt I (Idamari) Streamlining the inbound planning and delivery processes at a distribution warehouse  
Devadas K (Kayla) Life cycle modelling and analysis of coal mining for Power Generation  
du Plessis JC (Jacques) Information system improvement at a mineral processing laboratory  
Dua-Smith CL (Chane) Optimisation and streamlining of warehousing processes for a South African pharmaceutical company  
Forrester ML (Michael) Facilities planning and inventory management of a South African service provider  
Fourie SB (Stephan) A process automation feasibility study with the use of simulation  
Gentle C (Christian) Improving the efficiency of operational processes with facility redesign
Gerryts EM (Mia) Optimisation of warehouse utilisation by applying various inventory management techniques   
Gricia AR (Alessandro) Optimisation of the production process of an induction furnace at a steel plant  
Gultig CK (Caleb) System design and development for a startup’s automation  
Hatzilias G (Gia) Improving the adoption of lean tools in a third-party logistics company   
Jacobs JH (Rikus) Efficiency study of the current asset tracking system at Clover South Africa  
Janse van Rensburg C (Cayla) A simulation approach to the electrification of a pharmaceutical distribution fleet  
Janse van Rensburg S (Stefan) An information system upgrade for the Tears Foundation  
Jooste L (Luke) Improving the cost-to-income ratio of a bank  
Joubert PJ (Jurgens) Information system design for organisational management and sales/rental processes within the real estate sector  
Jubase VAJ (Vusumuzi) Documenting and improving business processes using lean six sigma methodologies  
Kamenos AA (Andrea) Optimisation of a small bottling plant’s production line  
Kekana MP (Mmabatho) Development of a predictive model for decision support and evaluation of bank loan application outcomes  
Kingaby TM (Tim) Optimisation of Cranbrook Flavours’ current production process through facility planning and quality assurance  
Kinnear B (Bianca) Warehouse optimisation of Radium Engineering's main store  
Lalla VP (Vardhan) How can the impact of changes to a production process be broken down and gauged?  
Liebenberg L (Larissa) Road condition monitoring using a smartphone to improve road maintenance efforts of a coal mine  
Loubser G (Genevieve) Improving the efficiency of the compressor repair service for an air-conditioning company  
Lubbe EG (Eduan) Evaluating soybean yield losses during harvesting and unpacking mitigation strategies to minimise losses  
Mailula DM (Dithopi) Analysing the accuracy of radio frequency identification portals  
Makamu N (Nkateko) Improving the business processes in an explosives manufacturing plant  
Makris MA (Michael) Improving the efficiency of an idustrial pakaging supply chain using lean management techniques  
Mangwandi TD (Tadiwa) Formulation of a carbon emission reduction roadmap  
Mason RS (Rentia) Optimising the inter-departmental referral system and waiting lists at the University of Pretoria Oral Health Centre  
Matita HT (Hope) Investigating manufacturing product cost variance and process improvement using six sigma  
Matsila M (Muvhumbi) Analysis of repetitive downtime causes in injection molding machines  
Maunatlala GJ (Goodfight) Improving production efficiency and material flow within Nomtec's facility  
Mokwana TI (Tumelo) Optimising the inventory management and procurement processes at an oral health centre  
Molai RT (Rethabile) Facility redesign for improved product flow of heavy-duty bollards at DPW Construction and Mechanical Engineering  
Molope LI (Letlhogonolo) Optimisation of the buffing area for stainless steel sport bars  
Motlemekwane M (Matshepo) Improving the layout and optimising the storage space of a recycling facility  
Mthethwa SB (Sfanele) A feasibility study for an optical hostile fire indicator technology for the CSIR  
Muchuane SK (Khensani) Analysis and improvement of the inventory management system to reduce product wastes  
Muller LG (Lindsey) Supply chain optimisation at an automotive manufacturer  
Naidu J (Justin) A lot-sizing model to determine optimal batch sizes for multiple exterior panels  
Ncalane TI (Thembani) Improvement of the inventory management process in a tyre fitment centre  
Nel T (Tristan) Development of a solution to guide strategic business decisions within a telecommunications company  
Nel C (Carmen) A multi-objective facility location model for Grit Procurement Solutions  
Ngwenya IO (Innocentia) Optimising the process of a finance company through standardisation  
Nortjé R (Roché) The optimisation of labour utilisation through assembly line balancing at an automotive manufacturing plant  
Ntuli LR (Lungelo) Using system dynamics modelling to understand the retrogressive impact of university dropouts in the South African economy  
Oberholzer M (Miguèl) Efficiency improvement of under-utilised sub-assembly areas at an automotive bodyshop  
Peyana SK (Sikho) Optimisation of a stock intake process using lean manufacturing principles   
Pieterse RL (Ruben) Recommending ideal locations and configurations for a logistics network  
Potgieter B (Brendan) The redesign and optimisation of a chrome ore smelter's raw material area layout  
Ramnand S (Sajal) Improving the storage area at Profection Fresh  
Robbertse WC (Wicus) An incentivisation solution to improve transactional revenue in an open banking environment
Robertson NH (Nicole) The analysis, design and evaluation of SpeedSpace's enterprise resource planning system  
Rolfes H (Hermann) Improvement of warehouse layout and operations  
Schröder FE (Fiddi) A roadmap to improving the third-party claims process for bodily injuries of a general insurance company in Kenya  
Secunder Ally F (Fatima) Planning for modernisation and continuous improvement at A.N.F Manufacturers  
Shabangu SL (Lwanele) Modelling the key factors influencing the rate, prediction and control of cyber-crime in South Africa  
Shakoane MKW (Mahlatse) Geovicon's transformation from a middle management to an upper management organisation through improved systems  
Simelane NS (Nothando) Facilities layout design for productivity improvement in a manufacturing company  
Skeen AR (Amanda) Developing a centralised communication platform between the Sanlam Emerging Markets’ general insurance division and its service providers  
Smit R (Rudolph) Re-evaluating the business process models of a manufacturing company to improve efficiency and decrease lead time  
Smit PB (Botha) Potential unexploited areas within the South African maize and citrus production market  
Steenkamp FP (Pieter) Streamlining the financial reporting process of a general insurance company  
Steenkamp JH (Jans) Throughput improvement of a bottling plant  
Strydom JF (Fredrik) The relocation of the warehousing, distribution and logistics process of Rica Meats  
Strydom C (Courtney) Measuring the utilisation and effectiveness of a digitised mining platform in African mining  
Turner C (Christopher) Supply chain optimisation in the clothing industry to reduce lead times  
van Aswegen HJ (Henning) Development plan for the future expansion of urban vertical farming  
van der Merwe JT (Jessica) Inventory management for the A-items in a retail facility   
van der Merwe JI (Justin) Feasibility analyses for the implementation of an industrial-scale electrical microgrid at Kya Sand South Africa  
van Druten MD (Mark) Modernisation of inventory and operational management systems at a technology spares supplier  
van Vuuren S (Suné) Facilities planning and productivity improvement for the integration of three Multotec Manufacturing casting departments  
van Wyk AY (Annette) Partner solution selection and implementation at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering  
van Zyl K (Kyle) Productivity improvement of Adient’s trim facility  
Venter C (Christelle) Investigating the procurement process of a complex enterprise with a focus on spend analytics  
Wenhold DL (Derryn) Facilities layout planning of a rapid prototyping workshop using lean manufacturing principles  
Williams GRA (Gareth) Optimisation of the production line and implementation of inventory management systems at Wire Worx   
Wolmarans M (Marisa) Inventory planning for Bensch Forge  
Zeelie EF (Emile) Development of a multi-objective decision-making model for stock portfolio optimisation  
Zondi NTS (Nkanyezi) Optimisation of picking time for sequenced production line supply  
Anonymous   A simulation guided approach to improving the operational output of an underground load haulage system at a mine  
Anonymous   Analysis and redesign to improve a maintenance scheduling process  
Anonymous   Business systems productivity and performance enhancement in a manufacturing company  
Anonymous   Design of a slitting instructions algorithm to minimise unused material at Columbus Stainless Steel  
Anonymous   Designing a new layout for a section of an automotive production line  
Anonymous   Facility design and simulation of a stainless-steel sheet cutting production line  
Anonymous   Improving labour utilisation at an assembly plant using simulation  
Anonymous   Inventory management for an industrial lubricant manufacturer  
Anonymous   Mathematical modelling to optimise order replenishment quantities in a retail store  
Anonymous   Optimising the inventory management and procurement processes in the University of Pretoria Oral Health Centre  
Anonymous   Optimising the trim kit facility and worker utilisation at an automotive company  
Anonymous   Warehouse department design with productivity assessment and improvement  
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