|Most research conducted by LIA is done in association with MBA students of the UCT Graduate School of Business. Here is a list of research reports completed over the last 10 years. Please contact the GSB library directly on 021 406 1331 or go to the library website to buy a copy of these reports.
Factors influencing the sustainability of lean improvements in healthcare: an investigation to uncover the underlying mechanisms underpinning actions behaviours and outcomes impacting the sustainability of lean thinking process improvements as implemented at G.F.Jooste hospital, UCT GSB, 2010.
Application of the theory of constraints and the CAM-1 model to a manufacturing facility with constrained resources, UCT GSB, 2010.
Applying the Glenday Sieve: Simulating inventory levels at Amalgamated Beverage Industries, UCT GSB, 2010.
Sale, Mahomed Samir.
Using the A3 management process to promote process improvements in supply chain management in a national department of the South African public sector, UCT GSB, 2010.
An emperical investigation in to the relationship between supply chain quality management and product delivery reliability, UCT GSB, 2009.
An experiment in a lean services environment: An A3 approach in a community health centre, UCT GSB, 2009.
An investigation into the application of the Glenday Sieve and inventory buffer tanks in a packaging production plant, UCT GSB, 2009.
Le Roux, Jaco.
Exploring the benefits of applying the Glenday Sieve to scheduling in a fishing company, UCT GSB, 2009.
The application of the Glenday Sieve to an FMCG product line, UCT GSB, 2009.
An exploratory study of the effectiveness of the preferential procurement policy within selected companies in the food & beverages sector in South Africa, UCT GSB, 2009.
A study of the implementation of a reverse logistics model at a retailer and how it can improve customer service while being cost effective, UCT GSB, 2009.
The implementation of operational excellence program at Phoenix Beverages Limited, UCT GSB, 2009.
Buyer-supplier relationships: the impact of the external environment on relationships and firm performance, UCT GSB, 2009.
Analysing the success and determining the key success factors of a process improvement initiative within AngloGold Ashanti Limited, UCT GSB, 2009.
Du Toit, Anel.
Looking beyond disaster: the applicability of lean in the disaster management environment, UCT GSB, 2008.
Olam international: creating competitive advantage at the origin of the supply chain, UCT GSB, 2008.
Lean implementation in a public healthcare setting, UCT GSB, 2008.
BHP Billiton energy coal South Africa implementing six sigma and lean, UCT GSB, 2008.
Maqsood, Mohammed Siddiqui.
Strategic supply management and firm performance: A Saudi Arabian perspective, UCT GSB, 2008.
A critical assessment of energy efficiency and demand- side management programs in South Africa and their role in restoring electricity supply security, UCT GSB, 2008.
van Zyl, Francois.
Project management of time-critical projects with constrained subcontractor capabilities: lessons learnt in the steel industry, UCT GSB, 2008.
De Richelieu, Anthony.
The lean initiative in Old Mutual SA, UCT GSB, 2007.
Implementation of lean management operational practices in a small owner-managed business, UCT GSB, 2007.
Why don't projects meet expectations at Anglo Platinum, and what can be done about it, UCT GSB, 2007.
Van den Berg, Theo.
The lean six sigma initiative at Standard Bank: driving continuous improvement, UCT GSB, 2007.
SABMiller Plc: Increasing throughput capacity, UCT GSB, 2005.
Khomo, Jomo and Maharaj, Rambo.
What are the key principles that need to be present to achieve an effective implementation of operation strategy?, UCT GSB, 2004.
Delport, Llewellyn and Glass, Richard.
Successful implementation: A case study of Namakwa Sands' materials improvement initiative, UCT GSB, 2002.
Truran, Glen and Van der Merwe, Pierre.
An assessment of company X's implementation approach to six sigma, UCT GSB, 2002.