SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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ENGINEERING THE FACE OF THE FUTURE FACTORY
Teresa Hattingh, Jarred Durbach, Dieter Hartmann

Last modified: 2016-10-07

Abstract


People are the next critical link in world class manufacturing facilities within South Africa.  There needs to be a complete paradigm shift in terms of how we train our engineers who will design and manage these facilities as well as how we upskill operators and technicians within the facilities. This combined effort needs to focus on an active learning environment centred around problem solving and continuous improvement.  This paper describes a very unique partnership between a university and industry partner which aims to revolutionise the way in which undergraduate engineers are trained and operators are developed.  This paper will discuss the structure of this exciting new programme, the anticipated benefits and challenges experienced during its first year.


Keywords


work integrated learning; learning organisation;