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n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - Digitalisation of shop-floor operations in the South African tool, die, and mould-making industry

Volume 29 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1012-277X
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Abstract

Digitalisation has been advocated as a possible strategy to improve the competitiveness of tool, die, and mould-making (TDM) companies in the 21st century. The recent rise of digital technologies, such as Internet of Things devices, now makes digitalisation an achievable reality. This paper focuses on the digitalisation of shop-floor operations in the South African TDM industry through the development of a novel mobile data collection (MDC) tool known as a shop-floor management system (SMS). The developed SMS was deployed to, and validated in, a selected tooling company for various products. The developed system improved the shop-floor’s real-time data collection.

Digitalisering is voorgestel as ’n moontlike strategie wat die mededingendheid van gereedskap- en gietvorming-maatskappye in die 21ste eeu kan verbeter. Die onlangse opkoms van digitale tegnologie, soos Internet of Things-toestelle, maak nou digitalisering ’n haalbare realiteit. Hierdie artikel fokus op die digitalisering van werkswinkelvloerbedrywighede in die Suid-Afrikaanse TDM-bedryf deur die ontwikkeling van ’n nuwe mobiele data versameling instrument vir werkswinkelvloerbestuur. Die ontwikkelde stelsel is ontplooi tot, en gevalideer in, ’n geselekteerde gereedskapmaatskappy vir verskillende produkte. Die ontwikkelde stelsel het die werkswinkel-vloer se reële-tyd data-insameling verbeter.

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2018-08-31
2018-12-11

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