Integration of Small and Medium Enterprises for Industry 4.0 in the South African Water Services Sector: A Case Study for Johannesburg Water

P. Nthutang, A. Telukdarie

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Abstract

The need to develop a framework for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for Industry 4.0 in the water services sector presents opportunities. This work focuses on available opportunities and the role that can be played by SMEs during the implementation of Industry 4.0 for water services with specific reference to Water Conservation and Water Demand Management (WC/WDM) in the City of Johannesburg. This research highlights the role of institutions of higher learning such as the University of Johannesburg, the role of national departments and technology initiatives together with SMME's. This research presents an approach for delivering technological solutions via SME's in complex large business environments. The results include an outline methodology for successful delivery. The essential definitions and structures for successful industry 4.0 SMME incorporation are detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1206-1210
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 16 Dec 201819 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2019-December
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2018
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period16/12/1819/12/18

Keywords

  • Industry 4.0 for water services
  • Integration of SMEs
  • Smart water network
  • advanced leak detection technology
  • and automated water balancing
  • interoperability of smart water systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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