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DISE Supervisors

Mr Tinashe Tendayi (TendayiT@cput.ac.za)

MScEng Industrial (Stellenbosch University, RSA)

Areas of interest:

  • Process Improvement Initiatives (including Visual Management and Lean Thinking), Project Management, Physical Asset Management, Operations Research

Current research activities:

  • Engineering education research
  • Legitimation Code Theory
  • Personal Construct Theory and the Repertory Grid Technique

Subjects lectured:

  • Project Engineering; Operations Research; Engineering Economics; Engineering Management

Prof Bingwen Yan (YanB@cput.ac.za)

DTech: Engineering: Mechanical (CPUT, RSA)

Areas of interest:

  • Industrial engineering, engineering management, operations management, quality management, lean manufacturing, Six-sigma, financial management

Current research activities:

  • Impact of logistics on student online shopping: evaluating parcel service delivery
    An application of the RAIL-SERVQUAL model for improving service quality at a selected rail organisation in South Africa
  • Effect of Blockchain on Payment Services: A case of South African Commercial Bank
  • Critical evaluation of service delivery in selected South African municipalities: the role of budget management
  • The role of parcel collection and delivery points for e-commerce logistics
  • The impact of ISO9001 on service delivery at the logistics department of a brewery
  • The impact of ecosystem factors on entrepreneurial intentions of selected young adults in Cape Town
  • Employee perceptions of downstream outcomes of health promotion: a case study of the clothing and textiles industry in South Africa
  • Students' perceptions towards the use of e-learning platforms at a university of technology in the Western Cape

Subjects lectured:

  • Industrial Production Engineering 1 & 3, Operations Research 3, Industrial Accounting 3, Industrial Leadership 3, Organisational Effectiveness 3, Operations Management 1 & 3, Integrated Quality Project 4, World Class Manufacturing, Management Skills 1, Business Studies 4, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Project Management 5, Advanced Finance (Masters level) Student supervision (MSc and PhD).

Mrs Lilian Ganduri (GanduriL@cput.ac.za)

MEng Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management

Areas of interest:

  • Manufacturing, Operations Management, Technology, Engineering Education

Current research activities:

  • Engineering Education

Subjects lectured:

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Automation, Engineering Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Sociology, Environmental Engineering

Mr Dennit Adams (AdamsDQ@cput.ac.za)

MTech Industrial Engineering (Tshwane University of Technology, RSA)

Areas of interest:

  • Industry 4.0, Simulation as well as Work Integrated Learning as a tool to develop young Industrial Engineering Technicians. Other projects include the "Learning Factory" and ways Industry and Universities can collaborate on various projects for the benefit of both Society and Business.
  • "Smart Factories" as a concept to improve productivity in FMCG facilities

Current research activities:

  • The use of 3D printing as a tool to enhance engineering design skills and Industry 4.0 preparedness for Industrial Engineering students at Universities of Technology
  • The role of Reflection as a tool to develop Critical Thinking Skills in undergraduate Industrial Engineering students.
  • The development of a CPUT Learning Factory

Subjects lectured:

  • Cost and Management Accounting, Industrial Engineering Practice 1 & 2, Industrial Engineering Project 3.

Prof Stephen Bosman (BosmanS@cput.ac.za)

PhD Industrial Engineering

Areas of interest:

  • Industry X.0, risk, nano satellite industrialisation

Current research activities:

  • Industry policy formulation

Subjects lectured:

  • Logistics Engineering, Enterprise Engineering, Management of Space Technology

Dr Lucrecia Valentine (ValentineL@cput.ac.za)

PhD Commerce and Administration (Cranefield), MTech Quality (CPUT), BTech Quality, BTech Food Technology (CPUT)

Areas of interest:

  • Training and assessing various management system standards, i.e ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 19011.
  • First and Second party audits for clients according to desired standards, formulating audit reports, liasing with clients on quality improvements.
  • Agricultural management, with focus on improving the interpretation of information/data to ultimately improve the business.
  • Food safety management and improvement, from the supplier of raw material/ingredients to the supplier of a value adding service.

Subjects lectured:

  • Quality Assurance, Quality Management Systems, Quality Planning and Implementation, Quality Auditing Techniques, Research Project

Dr Bronwyn Swartz (SwartzB@cput.ac.za)

DPhil Quality Management

Areas of interest:

  • Models for Operational Excellence (OpEx), Risk Management, Lean Six Sigma, e-Learning, Engineering Education, Ethics

Current research activities:

  • Own research: Mobile instant messaging applications for teaching and learning, Ethics in Engineering Education 4.0, Assessment as learning
  • Student research: Balanced Scorecard for performance management, Laboratory process optimization and risk management in a COVID19 testing laboratory and food laboratory, Lean Six Sigma approach to improving the quality of effluent water; Generic pharmaceutical product registration process optimization.

Subjects lectured:

  • Statistical Quality Techniques, Quality Techniques (Inferential statistics), Lean Six Sigma, Research Projects 4

Dr Desiree Jaftha (JafthaD@cput.ac.za)

PhD in Commerce and Administration (Cranefield), MTech Quality, BTech Quality, Higher Diploma in Higher Education and Training, ND Textile Technology.

Areas of interest:

  • Quality management systems implementation, Risk Management, Testing Laboratories, Manufacturing, Retail environment, e-Learning, Teaching & Learning

Current research activities:

  • Own research: Risk in ISO 9001:2015, Risk impelling organisational culture. Covid-19 protocol impact on Quality in manufacturing. Fulfilling risk requirements to facilitating ISO 9001:2015 compliance.
  • Student research: The use of e-Learning in retail environment

Subjects lectured:

  • Quality Management System, Continual Quality Improvement, Research Projects 4, Integrated Management Systems, Quality Assurance, Maintenance Management.