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SAIIE Newsletter: October 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 13 October 2017 10:41

Please find attached the SAIIE October 2017 Newsletter.


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SAIIE Newsletter October 2017.pdf 1.2M 13 Oct 17 10:41

SAIIE Newsletter: September 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 13 October 2017 10:40

Please find attached the SAIIE September 2017 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter September 2017.pdf 1.1M 13 Oct 17 10:40

SAIIE Newsletter: August 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:44

Please find attached the SAIIE August 2017 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 7_ Aug 2017_Final.pdf 1.5M 10 Aug 17 08:44

SAIIE Newsletter: July 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:43

Please find attached the SAIIE July 2017 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 6_ Jul 2017_final.pdf 1.2M 10 Aug 17 08:43

SAIIE Newsletter: June 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:42

Please find attached the SAIIE June 2017 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 5_ June 2017_Final.pdf 1.4M 10 Aug 17 08:42

SAIIE Newsletter: May 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Thursday, 10 August 2017 08:41

Please find attached the SAIIE May 2017 Newsletter. 


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 4_ May 2017_Final.pdf 1.5M 10 Aug 17 08:41

2017 SAIIE Awards: Announcement of Winners

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:24

The winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards were announced at a prestigious gala evening on 21 July, at the Capital Moloko in Sandton.
 
The SAIIE Awards and Gala evening had its inaugural event on the same date last year, which seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence within the industrial engineering community. SAIIE added another category for the judges to deliberate on this year, announcing winners in four categories this year.
 
The winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards are:

Prof Kris Adendorff Award for Prominent Industrial Engineering Professional

  •  Mr Arno van der Merwe - President & CEO, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC)

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Educator

  •  Prof James Bekker - Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Prof Jan van Vuuren - Professor, Stellenbosch University

 SAIIE Award for Outstanding Young Industrial Engineering Researcher

  •  Dr Jacomine Grobler - Snr Lecturer, University of Pretoria
SAIIE would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 SAIIE Awards, and thank them for their monumental and continued contribution to the Industrial Engineering discipline.
 
To read more about our winners and other finalists, you can refer to the attached programme for this prestigious evening. For more on the Gala Evening, you can look forward to the August Newsletter.

Attachments:

Awards Evening Programme 2017_News Items.pdf 8.9M 26 Jul 17 14:24

2017 SAIIE Awards: Announcement of Nominees

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 14:56

The SAIIE Awards honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to industrial engineering in Southern Africa and the 2017 SAIIE Awards nominees in the following categories are as follows:

Prof Kris Adendorff Award for Prominent Industrial Engineering Professional

  • Ms Nerissa Naidu - Chief Operating Officer & Global Head of Strategy, AIG
  • Dr Hannelie Nel – Director, Tennelli Industries (Pty) Ltd.
  • Mr Ben Peters – Snr Project Manager, City of Cape Town
  • Prof Corné Schutte – Chairperson Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Arno van der Merwe – CEO, Mercedes-Benz

SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Educator

  • Prof James Bekker – Snr Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  • Ms Teresa Hattingh – Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand
  • Mr Tshifhiwa Nenzhele – Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Dr Karl van der Merwe – Snr Lecturer, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Prof Liezl van Dyk – Research Director & School Director, School of Industrial Engineering, North West University

SAIIE Award for Outstanding Industrial Engineering Researcher

  • Prof Khumbulani Mpofu – Head of Department & Research Chair, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Prof Thomas Tengen – Associate Professor, Vaal University of Technology
  • Prof Liezl van Dyk – Research Director & School Director, School of Industrial Engineering, North West University
  • Prof Jan van Vuuren – Professor, Stellenbosch University

SAIIE Award for Outstanding Young Industrial Engineering Researcher

  • Mr Makinde Olusambo Ayodeji, Part-time lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Ms Louzanne Bam, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Wouter Bam, Researcher, Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Jean-Claude Baraka, Full-time Doctorate student, Durban University of Technology
  • Ms Imke de Kock, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Jacomine Grobler, Snr Lecturer, University of Pretoria
  • Mr James Magombo, Business Systems Analyst, CO3 Technologies
  • Dr Brian van Vuuren, Researcher/Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

The winners of the SAIIE Awards in the above categories will be announced at the SAIIE Awards and Gala evening scheduled for Friday, 21 July 2017 at 18:30 at The Capital Moloko in Sandton. A three-course meal will be served and some exciting keynote speakers, still to be confirmed will be addressing the audience. To book your table, please contact lynette.pieterse@up.ac.za before 13 July 2017. The cost is R750 per person and sponsor opportunities are available. Please refer to the attachment for the sponsor opportunities. 


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2017 Sponsorship opportunities.pdf 465.0K 7 Jun 17 13:36

Last updated Wednesday, 5 July 2017 12:56

Visit to Bogota, Colombia: 25 - 26 May 2017

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 6 June 2017 12:46

Facts about Colombia:

Christopher Columbus landed on the west coast of Colombia in 1499.

Spanish rule ( the Viceroyalty of New Granada)  lasted until 1819, when the Republic of Colombia was founded after the War of Independence  with Simón Bolívar as first President and Francisco Santander as Vice-President.

Since the 1960’s there has been a low intensity conflict between the government and guerrillas from the left and the far right. Formal peace was signed in 2015. The President Juan Manual Santos received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for concluding the peace process, which still needs to be ratified by referendum.

Today Colombia has the fourth largest economy in Latin America with a per capita GDP of US$ 6 104. The total area of Colombia is 1,14 m km² and a  population of  49,1 million.  It is situated in the north-western corner of South America, with Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Panama as neighbours.

The country is divided into 33 Departments (provinces) and Bogotá, with a population of 7 million,  is the capital city and situated at 2 600 m above sea level geographically in the centre of the country. The official language is Spanish (Castilian), but there are 68 indigenous languages spoken.

Industrial Engineering in Colombia:

Dr Henk van Tonder (SAIIE Executive Director) was invited by the Institute for International Cooperation (CERI) of the District University Francisco José de Calda (UD) to attend the first conference of the Colombian Institute of Industrial Engineers (ACII) at the Catholic University Santo Toma in Bogotá and the Engineering Week Seminar at Universidad Distrital.

From left to right:

Alexis Adamy Ortiz, the Director of CERI, at Universidad Distrital JFC, Bogotá & Dr Henk van Tonder (SAIIE Executive Director)

  • CERI is tasked with the internationalisation of the University UD and has a programme to formalise relationships with universities worldwide to exchange students and lecturers and to cooperate in research programmes and the standardisation of curricula.

At present there are 126 students in the exchange programme and 44 visiting lecturers. The first chapter of IISE in Latin America was established at the University UD (Chapter #985) in 2001.

CERI is actively seeking an agreement with a South African university. 

  • ACII was founded in 1984 and has a membership of approximately 100 graduate industrial engineers. It has formal recognition agreements with similar bodies in Latin America and has approached SAIIE for such an agreement.                                                                          

After seven decades of conflict in the country, the theme for the two day conference was “The role of IE’s in a post-conflict society”, with invitees from Latin America and South Africa.

The 18 presentations over the two days covered the role of the IE’s in the reconstruction of the society in Colombia with reference to agriculture, health services and infrastructure capacity building.

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Universidad Santo Toma acted as hosts for the conference.

Back: Members of ACII Council and Henk van Tonder (SAIIE)

Front: José Ramiro Bertieri (Director ACII), Beatriz Lorena Rodríguez (Dean IE, Universidad Santo Toma), Guillermo Gala Picon (President ACII)

 

  • The final year IE students organised their annual Engineering Week Seminar at the Universidad Distrital JFC (UD) and invited international speakers to address the topic “Smart cities, Productivity, Sustainability and Humanity”.                                                       

The key note address was delivered by Dr Eduardo da Cota, a member of the BRICS committee on Smart Cities. 

The final year IE class at Universidad Distrital José Francisco de Calda, with invited speakers

Invited Speakers from left to right:              

Jesús Velásques (Chief Scientist, D O Analytics), Dr Eduardo da Costa (University Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), Henk van Tonder (SAIIE), Guillermo Real Flórez (UD) and Juan Carlos Guevara (UD – absent)

 

 

 

Last updated Tuesday, 6 June 2017 10:46

SAIIE April 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:17

Please refer to the attachment for the SAIIE April 2017 Newsletter.


Attachments:

SAIIE Newsletter_Vol 23_ April 2017_Final.pdf 1.4M 11 Apr 17 10:17

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