oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Operations research in the design of the lairage of the new Johannesburg abattoir

Volume 17, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This article descriptionbes how an Operations Research investigation led to a substantial saving in the cost of the lairage at the new Johannesburg abattoir currently under construction. The value of the lairage contract is about R2 million and the saving in construction cost about R80 000. The article descriptionbes how even greater capital cost savings can be made at the expense of increased complexity of operation.

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