Department Of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

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Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Industrial engineers (IEs) apply science, mathematics, and engineering methods to complex system integration and operations. Because these systems are so large and complex, IEs need to have knowledge and skills in a wide variety of disciplines, the ability to work well with people, and a broad, systems perspective. Industrial engineers use their knowledge and skills to improve systematic processes through the use of statistical analysis, interpersonal communication, design, planning, quality control, operations management, computer simulation, and problem solving.

Degree Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering


Introduction

Entry to the programme is competitive and in many cases the holding of the minimum requirements will not ensure admission.
The BEng (Hons) Programme requires full time study over a period of five years. In each year, other than the Industrial Attachment Period, in order to be regarded as a full-time student, a student shall register for and attend a minimum number of courses. A Part is essentially a year of study. Each course is designated as Part I, II, III IV or V course

Part One Courses
  1. TCW 1001 Applied Mechanics
  2. TIE1004 Material Science
  3. EE 1001 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  4. SCS 1007 Introduction to Computers
  5. TIE 1002 Engineering Drawing
  6. TIE 1007 Workshop Technology
  7. TIE 1001 Commmunication Skills
  8. SMA 1116 Engineering Mathematics 1A
  9. SMA 1216 Engineering Mathematics 1B 

Part Two Courses : Semester 1

  1. SMA 2116 Engineering Mathematics II
  2. TFE 2114 Electrical & Electronic Technology I
  3. TIE 2101 Thermodynamics
  4. TIE 2003 Solid Mechanics
  5. TIE 2006 Dynamics
  6. TIE 2004 Materials Technology
  7. TIE 2107 Engineering Design Principles I
  8. TIE 2100 Computer Applications I


Semester 2

  1. SMA 2217 Engineering Mathematics III
  2. TEE 2295 Electrical & Electronics Technology II
  3. TIE 2202 Fluid Mechanics
  4. TIE 2003 Solid Mechanics
  5. TIE 2006 Dynamics
  6. TIE 2004 Materials Technology
  7. TIE 2208 Engineering Design Applications II
  8. TIE 2210 Computer Applications II


Part Three Courses: Semester 1

  1. TIE 3110 Systems Maintenance and Reliability I
  2. TIE 3012 Manufacturing Systems I
  3. TIE 3013 Manufacturing Processes I
  4. TIE 3014 Industrial Instrumentation and Control
  5. TIE 3115 Industrial Management I
  6. TIE 3117 Business Studies I
  7. ITIE 3119 Industrial Engineering Design I

Semester 2

  1. TIE 3211 Systems Maintenance and Reliability II
  2. TIE 3012 Manufacturing Systems II
  3. TIE 3013 Manufacturing Processes II
  4. TIE 3014 Industrial Instrumentation and Control
  5. TIE 3216 Industrial Management II
  6. TIE 3218 Business Studies II
  7. TIE 3220 Industrial Engineering Design II


Part Four Courses

  1. TIE 4000 Industrial Attachment
  2. Students will be attached to an organization for a period of at least 30 weeks under the supervision of an Academic
  3. Supervisor and an Industrial Supervisor from the organization to which the student will be attached. Industrial Attachment
  4. shall be assessed as one course in Part IV.
  5. The Faculty undertakes no responsibility for a student beyond the required 30 weeks Industrial Attachment period.

Part Five Courses: Semester 1
  1. TIE 5101 Manufacturing Systems III
  2. TIE 5103 Manufacturing Processes III
  3. TIE 5105 Business Studies III
  4. TIE 5107 Operations Management I
  5. TIE 5009 Industrial Engineering Project
  6. TIE 5011 Computer Aided Manufacturing I


Semester 2

  1. TIE 5202 Manufacturing Systems IV
  2. TIE 5204 Manufacturing IV
  3. TIE 5206 Business Studies IV
  4. TIE 5208 Operations Management II
  5. TIE 5009 Industrial Engineering Project
  6. TIE 5011 Computer Aided Manufacturing II

 Final Year Projects

Project/Design must be undertaken by all candidates. The Project will involve a major investigation, design or development which will normally contain a significant proportion of laboratory or practical work. The original and one copy of the project report will be submitted for assessment on or before the date specified by the Chairman of Department The examiners
may penalize candidates for late submission of the Project Report.

Postgraduate Degree Programmes

Activities

Workshops ran towards community engagement were:
  • Goriwondo W and Mhlanga S were part of a facilitating team ran a short course entitled “Research Method and Proposal Development September 2011 (8 participants under Research & Innovation Office).
  1. Makhurane M, Dlodlo Z B, Gwangwava N, Zimwara D, attended Africa Materials Research Society Conference, 11-16th December 2011, at Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2011), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe which was fully funded by Ministry of Science and Technology
  2. Moyo V S, supported to attended workshop entitled “Labour and Industrial relations, challenges for 2011/2012, Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration & Management (ZIPAM), rainbow Hotel, B velled to the University of Medical Science and Technology (UMST) Sudan to participate in the Edulink Research Method and Proposal Development as a facilitator sponsored by  ACP-EU, 21st November to 3rd December 2011.
  3. Goriwondo W travelled to Francistown Botswana to participate in the Edulink Research Method and Proposal Development as a facilitator sponsored by ACP-EU 11-20th April 2011.
  4. Mhlanga S was awarded a Certificate in Research Method and Proposal Development sponsored by ACP-EU 11-20th April 2011 conducted in Francistown, Botswana,bulawayo, 16th November 2011.
  5. Goriwondo W was supported by the department attended a workshop entitled “Gap Analysis in the WASH sector in Zimbabwe hosted by SNV at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harare, 9th November 2011.
  • Norman Gwangwava and Samson
    Mhlanga ,
    "Automation of QFD an e-Learning Tool for Product Development with an Integrated Product Data Management Platform in
    e-Business ,
    " International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 384-389, 2011.
  • Nkhoma T C, Tshuma J and Zimwara D, (2011), Environmental management through the design and use of membrane bioreactor for the treatment of tannery wastewater, 6th International Conference of the Africa Materials Research Society, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Ndlovu J, Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C, Mutingi M, (2011), Design of Comminution Circuits for Improved Productivity Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), The IEEE, International Conference on Industrial engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2011), 6-9th December 2011, Furama RiverFront Hotel, Singapore
  • Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C, Pretorius JCH  and Gwangwava N, (2011), Review of Optimisation Applications in Rail Freight Logistics with a View to Identify Possible Applications in the Southern African Region, International Proceedings of Economics development and Research: Advanced Management Science, (3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science (ICAMS 2011), 4-6th November 2011, Lanson Place Ambassador Row Residences, Kuala
    Lumpar
    , Malaysia, pp 119-125
  • Gwangwava N and Mhlanga S, (2011), Design of an Integrated CAD and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Product Data Management System (PDM), International Proceedings of Economics development and Research: Advanced Management Science, (3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science (ICAMS 2011), 4-6th November 2011, Lanson Place Ambassador Row Residences, Kuala
    Lumpar
    , Malaysia, pp 165-169
  • Goriwondo W (2011), Agility for Sustainability in Zimbabwe: A Case study for Manufacturing Companies in Bulawayo, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe,
  • Gunda L, Bhero E and Mhlanga S, (2011), Computer-Based Heat Treatment Process Control System, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe, 10 pages
  • Rusere, P N, Mugabe I M, Tayisepi N and Zimwara D, (2011), An Integrated Approach for Sustainable Business Growth through Human Life and Environmental Conscious Manufacturing Engineering Processes: A Case Study of Wood Waste re-utilization to Producing Fuel Briquettes at Factory G, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe,
  • Dlodlo Z B, (2011), Machine Design and Machine Tools: Key Contributors to Wealth Creation, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe,
  • Tayisepi N, Madzudzo E, Mhlanga S, Zimwara D, (2011), Ergonomics, a platform for sustainable business, through mechanisation of Wire Product Bobbins loading Systems at the Wire Manufacturing Plants in Zimbabwe:  Case study of the Barbed Wire Bobbins Stacker Conveyor Designed and Manufactured for Company X, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe, 15 pages
  • Moyo, M., Nyoni AB, Zimwara D, Mhlanga S, and Mashingaidze M M (2011), Challenges facing the Textile Manufacturing Industry in Zimbabwe and the Way Forward, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe,
  • Zimwara D, Mashingaidze MM, and Tayisepi N, (2011), Unlocking the Manufacturing Potential of Zimbabwe Industries: A Case Study of Bulawayo Companies, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Nyanga L and Van Der Merwe, (2011), E-Manufacturing - The Roadmap for South African Manufacturers, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town
  • Zimwara D, Manhongo T T, Nyanga L, Goriwondo W M (2011), Waste Management Through Design Of A Biogas Digester For The Production Of Biogas From Municipal Solid Waste-Case Study Of Bulawayo
    City,.
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems
    Engineering
    and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town
  • Mafuratidze F, Zimwara D, Nyanga L and Moyo C, (2011), Challenges of Engineering Design function in Zimbabwe industry,  International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town
  • Mhlanga S, Dlamini W, Mbohwa C and Pretorius JCH (2011), Planning and Monitoring Tool to Control Profitability in a Manufacturing Concern: A Case Study at CC Chemicals, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town
  • Zimwara D , Nyoni N, Chikuku T and Musaidzi H (2011), The role of Green Manufacturing /Cleaner Production in obtaining ISO 14001 certification for Tobacco Processing Companies in Zimbabwe, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town.
  • Nyanga L and Mhlanga S, (2011), A Fuzzy Controller based Demand-Side Management System Design for Optimization of Induction Furnaces, The 10th IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES
    2011) ,
    June 22 - 24, 2011, Crete, Greece.
  • Goriwondo W, (2011), An EMS Approach to mitigation of Environmental pollution from Tannery operations utilizing proactive strategies: A case for Leather processing in Zimbabwe, Exchanging Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability: The Role of Networking, The Fifth
    TWAS
    -ROSSA Young Scientists’ Conference and Award Ceremony, 26-27 February 2011, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mhlanga S, Goriwondo W and Kazembe T (2011) Optimising A Production System Using Tools of Total Productive Maintenance: Datlabs Pharmaceuticals As a Case study, IEOM 2011 The 2nd International Conference  on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, (22-24th January 2011, Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 pages
  • Goriwondo W, Mhlanga S and Marecha A, (2011) Using of Value Stream Mapping Tool For Waste Reduction in Manufacturing : Case Study for Bread Manufacturing in Zimbabwe  , IEOM 2011 The 2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, (22-24th January 2011, Grand Season Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 pages

 1.4 Publications  (other)
  • Mushuku T N, Mhlanga S, Tayisepi N, Goriwondo W, (2011), Effective Maintenance and Production Planning using Linear Programming and Simulation at NF Oil Plant, 40th Annual Operations Research Society of Southern Africa (ORSSA) Conference, 18-21 September 2011, Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Lawrence N, Tayisepi N and Mhlanga S , (2011), Coordinating Price and Capacity Decisions in Inventory Systems with Stochastic Demand: Case Study Chemical Processing Plant in Zimbabwe, 40th Annual Operations Research Society of Southern Africa (ORSSA) Conference, 18-21 September 2011, Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  1. S Mhlanga and N Tayisepi were awarded  US$3800 for project on design and construction of Marula cracking machine (Project continued from 2010)
  2. W Goriwondo was awarded US$3000 for project on World Class Manufacturing (Project continued from 2010)
  3. D Zimwara and W Goriwondo were awarded US$3800 for the water project in Bubi District, (Project continued from 2010)

Collaborative Projects
The Department, Technopark and Verdacon have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration for the motor bike project. This will see the department doing research with the company in the aim to manufacture part of the bike locally.

Eng Goriwondo has been involved with Catholic, Relief Society (CRS) in a project to assess the rehabilitation of boreholes and assess water quality of the water, (August 2011)

  1. Mr S Mhlanga continues to serve as External Examiner at HIT and CUT
  2. Mr D Zimwara and Mr V S Moyo continue to serve as External Examiners at Bulawayo Polytechnic
  3. Mr D Zimwara and Mr V S Moyo continue to serve as External Examiners at Kwekwe Polytechnic

Departmental Staff

Eng. S Mhlanga : Senior Lecturer

email: samson.mhlanga@nust.ac.zw, smhlanga126@gmail.com,

Ext. 2273

Qualifications

  1. MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Brunel, UK) (1997)
  2. (Hons) Industrial Engineering (NUST, ZW) (1995)
  3. PGC- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Management (Wits - SA) 2010
  4. PGC- Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering Education & Project Management (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), 2009
  5. CEM Certified Energy Manager (2016)

 Positions Held

  1. Chairman (Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering): June 2010 to present
  2. Acting Dean (Faculty of Industrial Technology),: Aug 2009 to Apr 2010, Jan, April 2016, Jan 2017
  3. Senior Lecturer: Jan 2003 to present
  4. Lecturer: Nov 1997-Dec 2002
  5. Staff Development Fellow: Jan 1996-Nov 1997 

Industrial Experience

  • Radiator and Tinning February 1994-February 1995
  • Zimbabwe Cycles Industries January -March 1993
  • National Blankets Ltd (Bulawayo) January -March 1992
  • (Supervised over 100 Industrial Based Projects since 1997 at Masters and Bachelors level)
     

Research Interests

Manufacturing Engineering Management, Manufacturing Strategy, Modelling & Simulation, Optimisation of Manufacturing Systems, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ( Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic)

Publications
Book/Proceeding

  1. Goriwondo W M (ed), Mhlanga S (Ed) and Mugwagwa L (Ed), The Sixth International Conference Proceedings on Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Operations Management held at Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (24-25 March 2015)
  2. Mhlanga S (Ed) and Trimble J (Ed), (2004), Proceedings from the First International Conference on Appropriate Technology, Rainbow Hotel, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  3. Mhlanga S (Ed) and Kanhukamwe Q C (Ed) (2002), The Fifth International Conference Proceedings on Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Operations Management in Less industrialised Regions held at ZITF in Zimbabwe (May 2002)

Book Chapter

  1. Norman Gwangwava, Khumbulani Mpofu and Samson Mhlanga (2015): Chapter 14: Big Data and Data Modelling for Manufacturing Information Systems. In “Handbook of Research on Trends and Future Directions in big Data and Web Intelligence” http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-trends-future-directions/124160 (accepted in-print) 

Scientific Journals (Refereed) 

  • Mabvuu N, Nyanga L, Matope S, Van de Merwe A F, Mhlanga S (2014), Towards The Implementation Of E-Manufacturing: Design Of An Automtic Tea Drying Control System, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering November 2014 Vol 25(3), pp 199-211
  • Mhlanga S, Goriwondo WM and Tapedzisa C, (2013), Cleaner Production Techniques for Mitigation of Tannery Waste: Case Study ABC, Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.1, No. 2, pp 31-47.
  • Gwangwava N., Mhlanga S. and Goriwondo W., (2013), Implementation of a computerized balanced scorecard (BSC) system in a manufacturing organisation in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE) ISSN: 2231-2307, Volume-2, Issue-6, pp. 236 - 240
  • William Msekiwa Goriwondo, Samson Mhlanga, Taonga Mutsambwa (2013), Agility for Sustainability in Zimbabwe: A Case Study for Manufacturing Companies in Bulawayo, Journal of US-China Public Administration, January 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1187-1200, ISSN 1537-1514.
  • Lameck Mugwagwa, Lungile Nyanga, Samson Mhlanga, (2012), Neural Network Breakout Prediction Model For Continuous Casting, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) ISSN: 2249 – 8958, Volume-X, Issue-X, 8 pages
  • Goriwondo, W.M., Zimwara, D., Mhlanga, S, Mutopa, C.T., Nkomo, F, Gutu, T and Ngwena, P., (2012), Challenges Faced by Manufacturing Companies in Sustaining Conformance to ISO9001:2008 in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of a Textiles Manufacturing Company, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-2, Issue-1, December 2012, pp 31-37
  • Zimwara, D., Goriwondo, W.M, Mhlanga, S., Chasara, T., Chuma, T., Gwatidzo, O. and Sarema, B (2012), World Class Manufacturing status Assessment for a Margarine Producing Company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-2, Issue-1, December 2012, pp 52-57
  • Genesis Murehwa, Davison Zimwara, Wellington Tumbudzuku, Samson Mhlanga, (2012), Energy Efficiency Improvement in Thermal Power Plants, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-2, Issue-1, December 2012, pp 52-57
  • Gwangwava N and Mhlanga S, (2011) "Automation of QFD an e-Learning Tool for Product Development with an Integrated Product Data Management Platform in e-Business ," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning 1, no. 5, pp. 384-389, 2011.
  • Gandure J. and Mhlanga S, (2009), Performance Analysis Of Immigration Operation By Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation, Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 14, Nos. 1 & 2, , pp. 123 - 127
  • Gandure J. and Mhlanga S, (2009), Manufacturing Strategy - a Potential Competitive Tool for J&S Botswana (Pty) Ltd [Case Study], Botswana Journal of Technology, vol, 18, No 1, pp 10-19
  • Kanhukamwe QC., Mhlanga S., Nyathi D. and Taruvinga S. (2003), Optimizing Productivity and Efficiency in a Zimbabwean Minibus Assembly Plant, Zimbabwe International Journal of Science and Technology, vol 3 no 1 November 2003, pp. 16-21
  • Mhlanga S, Chitate W and Kanhukamwe QC (2002), Investigating The Effect Of Manufacturing Strategies On Financial Performance Of A Manufacturing Organisation Using Witness Simulation Package With A Case Study In A Decorated Can Making Environment, ZIE Proceeding, pp 19-26
  • Hindi K S and Mhlanga S., (2001)Scheduling of Linearly deteriorating jobs on parallel machines: A Simulated Annealing Approach, Production Planning and Control, UK, vol. 12, no. 1, pp 76-80
  • Mhlanga S.(2000) Computer Applications: Small Library Cataloguing System Using Lotus 123, Botswana Journal of Technology, vol. 9, no 2, pp 31-34
  • Mhlanga S. and : Mkhwananzi V.,(1999) CADCAM and the way forward in Zimbabwe, Botswana Journal of Technology, vol. 8, no 2, pp 20-29,
  • Mhlanga, S., and Onwubolu, G. C., (1997), A Highly Visual Production and Operations Management Environment, Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 99-113, MCB University Press, ISSN 0263-5577.
  • Mhlanga, S., and Onwubolu, G. C., (1996), Development of a Computer-Aided Production Management Course in industrial Engineering Curriculum, Production Planning and Control, vol. 8, no. 3, pp 297-306

 Conferences (refereed)

  1. Zendera, S. Mhlanga K. Dekesa, (2016), A Weather Index Based Crop Insurance Model Using Artificial Neural Network, 17th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management: Water Security, Sustainability and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, 26 – 28 October 2016, Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) Botswana.
  2. Mhlanga S and Mpwaha, I, Sarema B, Schwarzmuller A, (2016), Design of a Low Cost Mobile Solar Powered Desalination Unit for Rural Areas Saline Groundwater (“Bringing Back the Smile to Gwanda”), International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access Bad Hersfeld, Germany, September 21 – 23, 2016, pp 276-281
  3. Sarema B., Goriwondo W. M., Mhlanga S. and Zimwara D., (2015), Scrap Metal Supply Chain Modelling For Economic And Environmental Sustainability In Zimbabwe Using The Case For Bulawayo Metal Industries, 6th International conference on Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Operations Management- MPSOM, Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 24-25 March 2015. Pp 41-52
  4. Mhlanga S, and Schwarzmuller A, (2014), Solar Energy Mobile Training Units (S.O.E.M.T.U.) and National Energy Policy of Zimbabwe, International Conference on Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation, November 6-7th 2014, Frankfurt, Germany, pp 198-203, http://energie.otti.de/SEE_2014/06_Solar%20thermal%20-%20heating%20and%20cooling,%20domestic%20hot%20water/04_MHLANGA%20Samson.pdf
  5. Mhlanga S, Mutopa C T, Mushininga M, (2014), Analysis of Supply Chain as an effective Manufacturing Strategy Tool for a Textile Manufacturing Firm, SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, pp 1223-1 -1223-13
  6. Msipa C, Mhlanga S, Chikowore T R, Mbohwa C, Goriwondo W, Gwangwava N (2014), Assessment of Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in Zimbabwean companies and readiness tool towards a strategic success framework, SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, pp 1183-1 -1183-15
  7. Maradzano I., Nyanga L., Van der Merwe A. F., Dlodlo Z.B, Chikowore T.R, Mhlanga S, (2014), Design Of Cotton Ginning Dryer Control System, SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, , pp 1168-1 – 1168-12
  8. Chindondondo B. , Nyanga L., Van der Merwe A F., Mupinga T. and Mhlanga S, (2014), Analysis Of A Time Based And Corrective Maintenance System For A Sugar Producing Company, SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, , pp 1170-1 – 1170-14
  9. Gwebu A, Nyanga L., Nyadongo S.T., Van der Merwe A.F., Mhlanga S (2014), Effect Of Mould Temperature On The Filling Behavior Of Molten Resin In Plastic Injection Moulding Of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, pp 1167-1 – 1167-12
  10. Chindondondo B. , Nyanga L., Van der Merwe A F., Mupinga T. and Mhlanga S, (2014), Development Of A Condition Based Maintenance System For A Sugar Producing Company, SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14th – 16th of July 2014, Magaliesburg, South Africa © 2014 SAIIE, , pp 1173-1 – 1173-14
  11. E Murena, S Mhlanga, N Tayisepi, C Mbohwa, (2014), Design of a Digital Imaging Programme and Machining System for Implants, International Conference on Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Engineering (ICMMME'2014) April 15-16, 2014 Johannesburg (South Africa), pp 1-6
  12. Moyo M, Mhlanga S, Nyanga L, Chilumani K. (2013), Modelling And Prediction Of Polypropylene Tape Yarn Quality Properties Using Feed-Forward Backpropagation Neural Network,International Conference on Composite, Biocomposite and Nanocomposite Materials (ICCBN)2-3 December 2013 Durban, South Africa
  13. Sibanda V, Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C, Pretorius J H C, Goriwondo W M, (2013), Freight Traffic Planning and Rolling Stock Scheduling Management Tool, International Multi-conference on IT, Computers, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (IMITCEME'2013) Nov. 27-28, 2013 Johannesburg (South Africa)
  14. Mashonganyika I, Tumbudzuku W, Zimwara D, MhlangaS and Pretorius JHC(2013), Design &Feasibility Assessment of Implementation of Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) Systems as a Potential Solution to Rapid Rural Electrification in Zimbabwe, ZIE 7th Congress Proceedings, 25th -27thSeptember 2013, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 9pages
  15. Goriwondo W M., Sarema B and Mhlanga S (2013), Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering role in Industrial and economic revival, ZIE 7th Congress Proceedings, 25th -27th September 2013, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, *pages
  16. , Mhlanga S., Chikowore T., Goriwondo W and Mbohwa C (2013), Assessment of Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in Zimbabwean companies, , ZIE 7th Congress Proceedings, 25th -27th September 2013, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 17pages
  17. Chiduwa A, Nyanga L, Mhlanga S, Kanyemba G (2013), Investigation Of The Effects Of Lubricant Fat Content On Drawn Copper Wires, SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  18. Mutangi T., Kanyemba G., Chikowore T., Nyanga L. , Merwe A V., Mhlanga S (2013), A Linear Programming Model For Blending, SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  19. Rupare T, Nyanga L, Matope S, Mhlanga S, (2013), Design Of An Automated Grinding Media Charging System For Ball Mills, SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  20. Garikayi T., Nyanga L., Mushiri T., Mhlanga S., Kuipa K. (2013), Designing of an intelligent fuzzy logic system for accretion prevention in sponge iron SL/RN rotary kiln based 100TPD DRI process, SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  21. Garikayi T., Nyanga L., Mushiri T., Mhlanga S., Muzinda A. Mutangi T. (2013), "Model Reference Adaptive Control System For Moisture Regulation In Cotton Ginning", SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  22. Gunda L, Nkiwane F, Mhlanga S, Nyanga L, Nyathi Z M, (2013) Telemetric Data Logger And Monitor For Mining Vehicles, SAIIE25 Proceedings, 9th -11th July 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  23. Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C and Pretorius JHC, (2013), Transportation Demand Analysis of Coal from Hwange Coal Fields, The 2013 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management ICMEEM'13, London, U.K., 3-5 July 2013
  24. Mhlanga S, Matope S, Mugwagwa L, Phuthi N, and Moyo VS. (2013). Academic staff development strategies in engineering fields of study: case study of Zimbabwe. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education, Cape Town, 11-12 June, 2013: Full Paper, pp. 118-127
  25. M Mutingi, C Mbohwa, S Mhlanga (2013), A Dynamic Simulation of a Lean and Agile Manufacturing System, International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing COMA ’13, 30 January - 1 February 2013, Stellenbosch,, South Africa, pp 277-282, ISBN Nr:: 978-0-7972-1405-7
  26. M Mutingi, C Mbohwa, S Mhlanga, H Mapfaira (2013), System Dynamics Simulation for Strategic Green Supply Chain Management, International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing COMA ’13, 30 January - 1 February 2013, Stellenbosch,, South Africa, pp 399-406, ISBN Nr:: 978-0-7972-1405-7
  27. M Mutingi, S Mhlanga, C Mbohwa, H Mapfaira (2013) A Framework for Developing Performance Measurement Systems for “Green” Supply Chain Management strategies, International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing COMA ’13, 30 January - 1 February 2013, Stellenbosch,, South Africa, pp 407-414, ISBN Nr:: 978-0-7972-1405-7
  28. R Nyakudya, S Mhlanga, T Chokowore, L Nyanga, (2013), A Decision Support Tool for Rural Electrification Grid Design, International Conference on Industrial Technology (IEEE ICIT 2013) 25 - 27 February 2013 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 7 pages
  29. Tayisepi N and Mhlanga S, (2012) Improving And Sustaining Rural Livelihoods Through Reconfigurable Marula Nut Decortications Machine Development, Proceedings Of The 5th International Conference on Appropriate Technology, 20-24 November 2012, Republic of South Africa, Pretoria, pp 171-178, ISBN 978-160725-562-8
  30. Lungile Nyanga, Andre F. van der Merwe, Samson Mhlanga, and Bothwell Nhindiri, (2012), Implementation of an Energy Usage Optimization System on a Pharmaceutical Company, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2012) September 3 - 5, 2012 Botswana, Africa, pp 71-78
  31. Tayisepi N, Mhlanga S, (2012) Marula Nut Decortications Machine Development to Grow Industry and Sustain Rural Livelihoods in Chivi and Masendu Districts in Zimbabwe, The Third Annual International Conference for Centre for Small Business Development (CSBD) Growing Industries In Townships And Under-Developed Neighbourhoods15–16 May 2012, Soweto Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa, pp 66-91,   ISBN: 978-0-620-52889-4
  32. Goriwondo, W M., Chipambwa, W, Mhlanga, S, Mutingi, M (2012). Product Scheduling in a multi-product colour processing facility. Case Study at TN Textiles (Pvt) Ltd. IEOM 2012, Istanbul, Turkey 3-6 July 2012, pp 201-210
  33. Mutingi, M , Mbohwa C, Goriwondo, W M., Mhlanga, S, (2012). Integrated Cellular Manufacturing System Design: an Evolutionary Algorithm Approach. IEOM 2012, Instubul, Turkey 3-6 July 2012, pp 254-264 (Won Best Track Paper Award- Production Planning and Mangement)
  34. Gunda L, Mhlanga S, Gonye R, Masuka L, Nyanga L, (2012) RFID Based Automatic Tollgate System, , Computers and Industrial Engineering 42, CIE42 Proceedings, 16-18 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa © 2012 CIE & SAIIE, pp 102_1 – 102_10,
  35. Mhlanga S, Kambarami L, Chikowore T R. (2012), Evaluation of Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation Success: Case Study in Zimbabwe, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42, CIE42 Proceedings, 16-18 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa © 2012 CIE & SAIIE, pp 240_1 – 240_15,
  1. Ndlovu J, Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C, Mutingi M, (2011), Design of Comminution Circuits for Improved Productivity Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), The IEEE, International Conference on Industrial engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM2011), 6-9th December 2011, Furama RiverFront Hotel, Singapore
  1. Mhlanga S, Mbohwa C, Pretorius JCH and Gwangwava N, (2011), Review of Optimisation Applications in Rail Freight Logistics with a View to Identify Possible Applications in the Southern African Region, International Proceedings of Economics development and Research: Advanced Management Science, (3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science (ICAMS 2011), 4-6th November 2011, Lanson Place Ambassador Row Residences, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, pp 119-125
  2. Gwangwava N and Mhlanga S, (2011), Design of an Integrated CAD and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Product Data Management System (PDM), International Proceedings of Economics development and Research: Advanced Management Science, (3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science (ICAMS 2011), 4-6th November 2011, Lanson Place Ambassador Row Residences, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, pp 165-169
  3. Goriwondo W, Mutsambiwa T and Mhlanga S (2011), Agility for Sustainability in Zimbabwe: A Case study for Manufacturing Companies in Bulawayo, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe.
  4. Gunda L, Bhero E and Mhlanga S, (2011), Computer-Based Heat Treatment Process Control System, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe, 10 pages
  5. Tayisepi N, Madzudzo E, Mhlanga S, Zimwara D, (2011), Ergonomics, a platform for sustainable business, through mechanisation of Wire Product Bobbins loading Systems at the Wire Manufacturing Plants in Zimbabwe:  Case study of the Barbed Wire Bobbins Stacker Conveyor Designed and Manufactured for Company X, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe, 15 pages
  6. Moyo, M., Nyoni AB, Zimwara D, Mhlanga S, and Mashingaidze M M (2011), Challenges facing the Textile Manufacturing Industry in Zimbabwe and the Way Forward, ZIE 6th Congress, 27th September -1st October 2011, Holiday Inn, Mutare, Zimbabwe,
  7. Mhlanga S, Dlamini W, Mbohwa C and Pretorius JCH (2011), Planning and Monitoring Tool to Control Profitability in a Manufacturing Concern: A Case Study at CC Chemicals, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management for Sustainable Global Development (ISEM), 21-23 September 2011, Spiers Hotel, Cape Town
  8. Nyanga L and Mhlanga S, (2011), A Fuzzy Controller based Demand-Side Management System Design for Optimization of Induction Furnaces, The 10th IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2011) , June 22 - 24, 2011, Crete, Greece.
  9. Goriwondo W and Mhlanga S, (2011), An EMS Approach to mitigation of Environmental pollution from Tannery operations utilizing proactive strategies: A case for Leather processing in Zimbabwe, Exchanging Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability: The Role of Networking, The Fifth TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientists’ Conference and Award Ceremony, 26-27 February 2011, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  10. Mhlanga S, Goriwondo, W, Marecha A, (2011), Use of the Value Stream Mapping Tool for Waste Reduction In Manufacturing. Case Study For Bread Manufacturing In Zimbabwe, Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22 – 24, 2011,  pg 236-241
  11. Goriwondo W, Mhlanga S and Kazemba T, (2011), Optimizing a Production System Using tools of Total Productive Maintenance: Datlabs Pharmaceuticals as a Case Study, Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22 – 24, 2011,  pg 1139-1144
  12. Goriwondo W, Mhlanga S and Dewa M C, (2010), Research and Development capacity building at Higher Academic Institutions as an innovative solution to enhance economic growth: A case for NUST in Zimbabwe, Engineers Without Border Conference,  Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, , November, 2010.
  13. Mhlanga S, Goriwondo W, and Tapedzisa C, (2010), Cleaner Production Techniques for Mitigation of Tannery Waste: Case Study ABC, EIZ-ZIE Engineers Without Border Conference, Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 2010.

 
Funded Projects

  1. Prosthesis Device Project in collaboration with Manchester University (UK) awarded USD5000 for pre-proposal fund to submit full proposal for 1.5 Million Euro project.
  2. NUST- Royal Academy of Engineers Projects (Value 140 000Euros) Team member to the project – Involve in sending Lecturers for secondment to Industry with an aim to improve engineering training of students. NUST Engineering faculty sits as a current hub with UZ, CUT, HIT, NUST-Namibia, Copperbelt University, Botswana International University of Science and Technology as spoke institutes.
  3. SOLTRAIN III- Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative is a regional initiative on capacity building and demonstration of solar thermal systems in the SADC region. It is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and co-funded by the Opec Fund for International Development. Phase III Development of Renewable Road Map for Zimbabwe among others workpackages. Country Coordinator and NUST as new partner
  4. SOLTRAIN II- Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative is a regional initiative on capacity building and demonstration of solar thermal systems in the SADC region. It is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and co-funded by the Opec Fund for International Development

 Past Projects

  1. SOLTRAIN II- Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative is a regional initiative on capacity building and demonstration of solar thermal systems in the SADC region. It is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and co-funded by the Opec Fund for International Development. Solar Trailer Project funded 18000Euros in Phase II. Received Laptop and Modem and router (USD1500)
  2. Optimisation Rail Freight Logistics applying Crew scheduling, Application of Metaheuristics (USD 2400 funded by NUST Research Board)
  3. Coal supply and Demand in Zimbabwe (USD 3626 funded by NUST Research Board)
  4. Designing of a Marula nut cracking machine (2010 to date) (USD 3800 funded by NUST Research Board)
  5. LPG training for ZERA (Tender awarded to Team: Eng Goriwondo, S Mhlanga and H Mlauzi about USD30 000.

 

Affiliations

Member, Zimbabwe Institute of Engineer (ZIE) (1996-present)

Member, Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE) (2001-2015)

Eng. D. Zimwara : Senior Lecturer
Mr. M. W. Goriwondo: Senior Lecturer
Mr. W. Tumbudzuku : Lecturer
Mr.V. S Moyo : Lecturer
Eng. L. Nyanga : Lecturer
Mr. N. Tayisepi : Lecturer
Eng. T. Chikowore : Lecturer
Eng. M. Makhurane : Lecturer
Eng. V. Sibanda : Lecturer
Mr. N.M. Dewa : Engineering Instructor
Mr. G. Munhuwamambo : Engineering Instructor
Eng. L. Mugwagwa : Lecturer
Eng. E. Murena : Lecturer
Eng. S. T. Nyandongo : Lecturer
Mr. B. Sarema : Lecturer /Acting Chief Technician
Mr. G. Kanyemba : Temporal Full-time Lecturer
Ms. A. Ncube : Chief Secretary
Ms. M. Moyo : Stores person
Mr. V. Ndoro: Technical Assistant

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