Final year Mini-Dissertations (Projects)

Final Year Mini-Dissertations (Projects):

2020 Submissions:

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
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
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 
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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