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David Kruger
University of South Africa
27Publications
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#1David KrugerH-Index: 2
Remaining competitive in the current economic climate is one of the greatest challenges an organisation can face. Consequently, the challenges which small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) face are more daunting than those facing larger organisations, the reason being that most SMMEs do not have the skill set to address the underlying factors contributing to them being non-competitive. This is also the case in South Africa. Entrepreneurs, who own most SMMEs in manufacturing, have no knowledg...
#1John Kopano Mashala (TUT: Tshwane University of Technology)
#2David Kruger (UNISA: University of South Africa)H-Index: 2
Last.L. Steynberg (TUT: Tshwane University of Technology)H-Index: 3
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This research article profiles cotton technology in the Makhathini region, focusing on the extent to which it is available to support farmers Although Makhathini Farmers have produced cotton for more than 10 years at a subsistence level, and despite using the related technology extensively, the farmers’ mission remains to produce cotton commercial. The technology mentioned in the study is available worldwide, as well as locally. The technology accessed is readily available to the local farmers. ...
#1David Kruger (UNISA: University of South Africa)H-Index: 2
The environment in which organisations function at present is characterised by precipitous variation and development. In consequence, if they are to remain competitive, organisations must constantly improve their processes and systems. The improvements referred to must relate mainly to the effective and efficient utilisation of scarce resources within the organisation, and cause a shift in organisational priorities. The shift from product centredness to customer centredness makes change inevitab...
#1David Kruger (UNISA: University of South Africa)H-Index: 2
Since the Industrial Revolution, enterprises have attempted to identify viable methodologies for improving the manner in which they conduct their business. A number of methodologies have been tried and tested; some were successful, and others less so. The quest to do more with fewer resources has broadened. As a result, when competition has intensified, manufacturers and service providers have acknowledged the negative effect of waste in processes and systems on their profit margins, and the nee...
#1David KrugerH-Index: 2
Progressively more tumultuous times are experienced by organisations in the manufacturing and service sector in South Africa. The Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) is not excluded. The HEI's are required to be adaptable and responsive to student's demands. It brings into stark contrast the relations linking the recognized organisational configuration and casual systems. Consequently, improvement programmes do not succeed in a shifting systems performance. The result is changes are made to sy...
#1David KrugerH-Index: 2
The utilisation of lean within the manufacturing sector has been well documented. Principally it has been utilised as an instrument for improvement of processes and the resultant savings achieved. Consequently, lean can be utilised as a process restructuring method for underperforming processes. The main principle of lean is the eradication of waste within a process. Of late lean found fertile ground in the services sector too. It is especially true in the health care industry. The South African...
#1David KrugerH-Index: 2
Organisations often discover process improvement implementation crash. Consequently, they are at a loss to explain the reasons for the failure. The team fails to understand processes often function within other systems and sub systems. Therefore, the complexity of the system(s) is not taken into account during process improvements. Process improvement teams often operate under the misunderstanding that there will be order in the process or system being improved. The improvement team is unaware t...
#1Andre Vermeulen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
#2J.H.C. Pretorius (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 6
Last.David Kruger (UNISA: University of South Africa)H-Index: 2
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Businesses today need to be more effective and efficient in order to design the best products and provide outstanding services to their customers. The purpose of this research is to develop and improve quality efficiency while sustaining continuous improvement at a South African Energy provider's Mpumalanga plant, which is one of the nine regions in South Africa.
#1David KrugerH-Index: 2
Process utilised in service organisations are justly regarded as crucial resources. Each process utilised in rendering a service appreciably play a role in the cost of managing the organisation. Processes impacts on the service levels customers expects and experience from the service provider. Higher Education providers are not immune from poor performing and costly processes. The researched institution is as a result not an exception. Due to the business model of the institution, Open Distance ...
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