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Mr Kumbirayi Mugwindiri

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Mr Kumbirayi Mugwindiri

BSc (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering (UZ),MSc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management (UK)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: (+263-776 825 588

Academic Qualifications

Year                                           Qualification

1988                                           BSc (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering (UZ)

1994                                          MSc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management (UK)

Posts held

1986 to 1987                              Student Attache with Border Timbers Anglo American Company

1991 to 1993                              Workshops Engineer, Zimphos

1991                                           Special Duties Engineer, Zimphos

1993-2003                                  Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering Department

                                                   Lecturer – Project Management (MBA UZ, MSC Survey,

            MSC Manufacturing UZ)

            Acting Director – Computer Aided Learning Centre – (UZ).

                                                               MSc. In Manufacturing Systems & Operations Management    (UZ)

2004 to 2005                              Freelance Manufacturing Consultant

2005 to present                           Lecturer– Department of Mechanical Engineering – UZ

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

BSc. Manufacturing,   MSc., (MSOM)

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Papers

  1. Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., Implementation of Total Productive Maintenance: A Case of Developing Countries, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013. pp. 2082-2085,ISSN: 2248-9622.
  2. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., Mayahle L., - Application of online intelligent remote condition monitoring management in thermal power plant maintenance: A case study of Thermal Power Plant in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 12-25. ISSN 2319-7064.
  3. Mutombozana T., Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., - The use of work study techniques in optimizing manufacturing plant maintenance processes. An investigation into a fertilizer manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp.98-103, ISSN 2319-7064.
  4. Msipha A., Hove T., and Mugwindiri K., Electrical Energy intensity as a Cleaner Production measure for resource usage optimisation: An investigation into a tobacco manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 46- 52. ISSN 2319-4847.
  5. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., and Ndhlovu B., Cause assessment base analysis with a view to enhancing Eco-Efficiencies using a Cleaner Production approach: An investigation into a beverages manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Volume, Issue, February 2013, pp.118-132, ISSN 2277-8616.
  6. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., Manufacturing capacity building baseline survey on Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s): A case study of Hire Engineering Co. in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 330-346. ISSN 2319-7242.
  7. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Masara V., Energy Management Options at a Fertiliser Company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 347-373. ISSN 2319-7242.
  8. Msonza, B., Mugwindiri K., Sithole K.,Chipadza J., and Stoyanov I., Investigating the possibility of Converting the Chain-Grate Stoker to Fluidised Bed as a Modern Waste Management System at Bulawayo Power Station, Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology, ZIE, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 52-57, ISSN-2306-5893.
  9. Mugwindiri K.., Mashamba A., and Chinembiri E T., Design and development of a computerised hotel reservation system for better efficiency and competitiveness, Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology, ZIE, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 80-86, ISSN-2306-5893.
  10. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Masiiwa T., Design of a Cleaner Production Framework for Engineering Company: DrinkCo Beverages, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp1-17,. ISSN 2319-7064.
  11. Mugwindiri K., Chinguwa S., and Chikuku T., Cellular Manufacturing Implementation: An Exploration of the Implementation Benefits, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp429-439,. ISSN 2319-7064.
  12. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., and Mhlanga L., Enhancing Plant Availability through Maintenance Technology Tools for Dairy Industry: A case study, International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp 977-1002, ISSN 2277-8866.
  13. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C., Availability performance improvement by using Autonomous Maintenance – the case of a developing country, Zimbabwe, World Congress on Engineering, July 2013, England.
  14. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Mukoki T., A Total Productive Maintenance implementation framework for a total or holistic Maintenance Management program in a company on the path to World Class Manufacturing, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2013, pp115-123, ISSN 2320-5547.
  15. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Mhlanga G., Enhancing Maintenance at a Casting Foundry Manufacturing Company: Case Study, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2013, pp 142-154, ISSN 2320-5547.
  16. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C., and Ndlovu B., The use of eco-efficiencies within a Cleaner Production framework in assessing the overall greenness of a company – A developing country (Zimbabwean) perspective concentrating on food manufacturing companies. Planetary Scientific Research Centre Conferences 2013-Round-III, April 15-16, 2013 Johannesburg (South Africa).
  17. Mavengere J., Mugwindiri K., ChikukuT., Evaluation of Cleaner Production Options in the Zimbabwean Metal Fabrication Sector, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2012, pp 13-20. ISSN 2319-4847.
  18. Chipandambira N., Mugwindiri K., ChikukuT., Total Quality Management: An Investigation of Performance Indices in the Food Processing Industry in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Advanced Technology & Engineering Research, Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2012, pp 1-4. ISSN 2250-3536.
  19. Mushiri T., Chirinda N., Mugwindiri K., Chamisa N., A study into the role of fuzzy logic systems in condition based maintenance for control of the pneumatic valve of bottle washer in beverage companies, 5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa (ROBMECH), 26-27 th November 2012, pp 92-96. Pretoria, South Africa.
  20. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., - Assessment and Implementation of Cleaner Production practices in Petroleum Lubricants Industry Value Chain in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2012, pp 95-103. ISSN 2319-7064.
  21. Dandira V., Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., A cleaner production exercise of a leather manufacturing company: A Zimbabwean experience, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Volume 1, Issue 11, December 2012, pp. 97- 101, ISSN 2277-8616.
  22. Chinguwa S., Karidza C., Mugwindiri K., Application of Quality Assurance in Continuous Improvement at a Botswana Contracting Company, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2012, pp. 125-133, ISSN 2319-4847.
  23. Mugwindiri K., The Use of Cellular Manufacturing for gaining World Class Manufacturing Competitive advantage”, presented at International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Prague, June 2001.
  24. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C., 1999, Triangle Sugar Limited Cleaner Production Assessment Manual, Danida Cleaner Production Capacity Building Project, 41 pages, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  25. Mugwindiri K., To use Cellular Manufacturing (Cm) or not. A 1994 survey of the U.K. Furniture Industry, Technology Monitor. SIRDC, Zimbabwe, 1997.
  26. Mugwindiri K., and Muzvondiwa M., Effects of Environmental issues on Business Decision Making, The Zimbabwe Engineer, Vol. 61, Number 11, 1996.
  27. Mugwindiri K., Groves G., Kay J.,, A survey of Cellular Manufacturing Users in the UK Furniture Industry- Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee, IMC12 , Dublin 6-8TH September 1995.
  28. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C.T., Flexible Manufacturing Systems - Technology Monitor, SIRDC, Zimbabwe, Vol. 4, Issue. 4, 1994.

 Research patents, consultancy reports in lieu of refereed papers

  1. Mugwindiri K., 2008, Modern Proactive Maintenance (MPM) for Zimbabwe Fertilizer Company – Manual for use by Management, Supervisors, Technicians and Artisans, 48 pages, Aspindale, Harare.
  2. Mugwindiri K., 2007, Value Chain & Supply Chain metrics for Nissan Clover Leaf, 63 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  3. Mugwindiri K., 2005, BP Zimbabwe Dagenham Plant Total Productive Maintenance Strategic Plan 2006-2007, 25 pages, Harare.
  4. Mugwindiri K., 2002, Manufacturing Audit Report on Elligo Plastics, 37 pages, Workington, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  5. Mugwindiri K., Banda H., Chinyama M., Chipofya V., Mambwere F., Mkandawire T., 2002, Cleaner Production (CP) concept and practice for senior managers, Santren – Danida funded project, 44 pages, Blantyre, Malawi.
  6. Mugwindiri K., Nyatando R., Saurombe B., 2002, Report on Capacity Building Baseline survey on S.M.E.s Working with Intermediate Technology Manufacturing on behalf of Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) Southern Africa, 37 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  7. Madungwe G., Mhlanga L., Mugwindiri K., 2000, A Fully fledged Expert System in Cleaner Production (CPES ) with a Web Interface, – A fully functional CPES on the WWW. Ref. Electrical Engineering Department, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Research patented.Mugwindiri K., 2001, Project Management manual prepared for the Catholic University in Zimbabwe, 72 pages, Harare.

     Refereed books

Maintenance Engineering & Management”, Kumbi Mugwindiri & Ndabe Velempini, University of Zimbabwe Publications. Harare, Zimbabwe. 97 pages book. November 2011. ISBN 978-1-77920-047-1. Published.Wrote 4 of the 6 chapters alone, and co-authored the other two.

The following Book Manuscript has been refereed and corrections effected, and accepted by the referees.

 “Cleaner Production: Theory and Application”, Compiled by Kumbi Mugwindiri, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zimbabwe. 2012. University of Zimbabwe Publications. 99 pages, Harare. Wrote 2 of the 7 chapters alone, and co-authored the other 5.

 Research patents

 A Fully fledged Expert System in Cleaner Production (CPES ) with a Web Interface, developed by Dr. G. Madungwe, Dr Liberty Mhlanga and Kumbi Mugwindiri – A fully functional CPES on the WWW. Ref. Electrical Engineering University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2000.

Reliability Centred Maintenance Software Application Package by B. Ncube and Kumbi Mugwindiri, Mechanical Engineering University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, Accepted by Coopers and Lybrand, contact Zvomunoda Chizura, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1999.

Non- refereed publications:

  1. Mugwindiri K. 1997 21-24 January, "Project Management" - Harare, ERSI, 70 pages.
  2. Mugwindiri K. 1997 3-4 March, "Maintenance Management for Turnail Fibre Cement", Harare, 25 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  3. Mugwindiri K., 20 June 1997, "Maintenance as a Product - Maintenance Economy", IDC, Harare - 4 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  4. Mugwindiri K. 1997 – "Action needed now on ozone depletion", - The Independent, 5 December 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  5. Mugwindiri Kumbirayi, Groves Gwyn and Kay John M. "Cellular manufacturing users in the UK furniture industry". Furniture Manufacturer, Vol. 63, No. 748, pp.343-345, September 1998.
  6. Mugwindiri K. 1998 - Total Productive Maintenance Manual. August 1998, Saltrama Plastics, 62 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  7. Mugwindiri Kumbirayi, Groves Gwyn and Kay John M. "Cellular manufacturing users in the UK furniture industry". Furniture Manufacturer, Vol. 63, No. 748, pp.343-345, September 1998.
  8. Wright E. A., Mbohwa C. T., Mugwindiri K. “Quality Management Systems for the UZ, Some Key Features.” Presented at the Vice-Chancellor´s Chairpersons´ Workshop on Departmental Management, held at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, 29th January, 1999.
  9. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C. T., Wright E. A. “Assessing Service Quality in the Framework of the 1998 University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Strategic Plan: An Overview.” Presented at the Vice-Chancellor´s Chairpersons´ Workshop on Departmental Management, held at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, 29th January, 1999.
  10. Mbohwa C. T., Mugwindiri K. “ General Quality Management, Process Control and Quality Management in the Future”, A Paper Presented at the Institute of Mining Research (UZ) and the Ministry of Mines´ Department of Metallurgy´s Mini-Workshop on Quality Management Systems at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, UZ Harare, 12th February, 1999.
  11. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C. T. “Total Quality Management as a Competitive Advantage Strategy”, A Paper Presented at the Institute of Mining Research (UZ) and the Ministry of Mines´ Department of Metallurgy Mini-Workshop on Quality Management Systems at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, UZ Harare, 12th February, 1999.
  12. K. Mugwindiri, R. Nyatando, B. Saurombe - Report on Capacity Building Baseline survey on S.M.E.s Working With IT Manufacturing. Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Southern Africa. (Inhouse Journal), : 17 April 2002, Harare, 37 pages.
  13. K. Mugwindiri, R Nyatando, B Saurombe - A Business Manual on “Business Management, Production Management, Clustering, Quality for the Gazaland IT Mnaufacturing cluster. Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Southern Africa. (Inhouse Manual),: 17 April 2002, Harare, 37 pages. 24 May 2002.
  14. K. Mugwindiri - A Production Management Module - Production Management. Strategic Planning, Group Technology, Maintenance Engineering, Capacity Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling, Management of Demand Inventory, Just In Time Manufacturing Systems. Cooperative Supply Chain Techniques. Industriial Development Corporation (IDC) Africa. (Inhouse Manual),:, Harare, 300 pages. 7 June 2002
  15. K. Mugwindiri. “Project Management Manual for Developmental and Technical Projects”, Management Training Bureau (MTB), Msasa, Harare. 22 nd July – 26 th July 2002. 140 pages.
  16. Mugwindiri K. 2005 The effect of plant availability on life cycle performance of power stations in general and coal fired power stations in particular.” Inframation- Thermographers Conference, October 17-21, 2005, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  17. “Department of Mechanical Engineering, Strategic Plan 2005-2007”, compiled by Kumbi Mugwindiri, Dr. Charles T. Mbohwa, and Keydon Sithole, 20 pages, October 2005, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  18. “Jishu Hozen Implementation Manual for Dips & Chemicals, Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries, Harare”, 33 pages written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, November 2005, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  19. “Lean maintenance & Facilities management for Hospitals Course.” Written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, course developed Febraury 2006 and a Word Presentation and a 101 page manual presented electronically to the Ministry of Health, Government of Zimbabwe.
  1. “Strategic Planning for technicians and Engineers,” Course Developed, electronically presented to Clay Products Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Industrial Staff, March 2006.
  2. Asset Management & Lean Maintenance Valuation Management Manual”, 80 pages, written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, John Moses and Ndabe Velempini, Harare, Zimbabwe February 2006. Cooperating agencies Nicoz Diamond Zimbabwe.
  3. “Value Chain & Supply Chain Metrics Manual for Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries and Industrial Development Corporation, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa”, 73 pages, May 2007, compiled By Kumbi Mugwindiri

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED:

"Cleaner Production", Institute of Environmental Studies (IES), Johannesburg, South Africa. 1st June 1999.
"Environmental. Awareness", Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Authority, Harare International Conference Centre. 30th March 1999, Harare, Zimbabwe. 
"Walking on a Tight Rope Turnaround Strategies for Zimbabwe", Meikles Hotel, 7 May 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.Solarhart water Heating System, Courtney Hotel, 6 August 1998. Harare, Zimbabwe.
"The challenges of African Politics, and Economics", Courtney Hotel, 5 August 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Total Quality Management Association of Zimbabwe – Harare International Conference Centre. 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Shell Structures in Mechanical Engineering by Dr A. Zingoni - 26-6-97, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Micro-Controllers by F. Gweme - Beit Lecture Theatre - 22 May 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Total Maintenance Management for Key Persons - Stockholm - 11 March - 26 April 1997
Health and Safety at Workplace, 11 March - 26 April 1997 - Stockholm.

Mr Kumbirayi Mugwindiri

Lecturer

kumbirayi mugwindiri

Mr Kumbirayi Mugwindiri

BSc (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering (UZ),MSc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management (UK)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: (+263-776 825 588

Academic Qualifications

Year                                           Qualification

1988                                           BSc (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering (UZ)

1994                                          MSc. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Management (UK)

Posts held

1986 to 1987                              Student Attache with Border Timbers Anglo American Company

1991 to 1993                              Workshops Engineer, Zimphos

1991                                           Special Duties Engineer, Zimphos

1993-2003                                  Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering Department

                                                   Lecturer – Project Management (MBA UZ, MSC Survey,

            MSC Manufacturing UZ)

            Acting Director – Computer Aided Learning Centre – (UZ).

                                                               MSc. In Manufacturing Systems & Operations Management    (UZ)

2004 to 2005                              Freelance Manufacturing Consultant

2005 to present                           Lecturer– Department of Mechanical Engineering – UZ

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

BSc. Manufacturing,   MSc., (MSOM)

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Papers

  1. Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., Implementation of Total Productive Maintenance: A Case of Developing Countries, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013. pp. 2082-2085,ISSN: 2248-9622.
  2. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., Mayahle L., - Application of online intelligent remote condition monitoring management in thermal power plant maintenance: A case study of Thermal Power Plant in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 12-25. ISSN 2319-7064.
  3. Mutombozana T., Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., - The use of work study techniques in optimizing manufacturing plant maintenance processes. An investigation into a fertilizer manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp.98-103, ISSN 2319-7064.
  4. Msipha A., Hove T., and Mugwindiri K., Electrical Energy intensity as a Cleaner Production measure for resource usage optimisation: An investigation into a tobacco manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 46- 52. ISSN 2319-4847.
  5. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., and Ndhlovu B., Cause assessment base analysis with a view to enhancing Eco-Efficiencies using a Cleaner Production approach: An investigation into a beverages manufacturing company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Volume, Issue, February 2013, pp.118-132, ISSN 2277-8616.
  6. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., Manufacturing capacity building baseline survey on Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s): A case study of Hire Engineering Co. in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 330-346. ISSN 2319-7242.
  7. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Masara V., Energy Management Options at a Fertiliser Company in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Engineering and Computer Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 347-373. ISSN 2319-7242.
  8. Msonza, B., Mugwindiri K., Sithole K.,Chipadza J., and Stoyanov I., Investigating the possibility of Converting the Chain-Grate Stoker to Fluidised Bed as a Modern Waste Management System at Bulawayo Power Station, Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology, ZIE, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 52-57, ISSN-2306-5893.
  9. Mugwindiri K.., Mashamba A., and Chinembiri E T., Design and development of a computerised hotel reservation system for better efficiency and competitiveness, Journal of Science, Engineering & Technology, ZIE, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2013, pp 80-86, ISSN-2306-5893.
  10. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Masiiwa T., Design of a Cleaner Production Framework for Engineering Company: DrinkCo Beverages, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp1-17,. ISSN 2319-7064.
  11. Mugwindiri K., Chinguwa S., and Chikuku T., Cellular Manufacturing Implementation: An Exploration of the Implementation Benefits, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp429-439,. ISSN 2319-7064.
  12. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., and Mhlanga L., Enhancing Plant Availability through Maintenance Technology Tools for Dairy Industry: A case study, International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, pp 977-1002, ISSN 2277-8866.
  13. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C., Availability performance improvement by using Autonomous Maintenance – the case of a developing country, Zimbabwe, World Congress on Engineering, July 2013, England.
  14. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Mukoki T., A Total Productive Maintenance implementation framework for a total or holistic Maintenance Management program in a company on the path to World Class Manufacturing, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2013, pp115-123, ISSN 2320-5547.
  15. Mugwindiri K., Madanhire I., and Mhlanga G., Enhancing Maintenance at a Casting Foundry Manufacturing Company: Case Study, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2013, pp 142-154, ISSN 2320-5547.
  16. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C., and Ndlovu B., The use of eco-efficiencies within a Cleaner Production framework in assessing the overall greenness of a company – A developing country (Zimbabwean) perspective concentrating on food manufacturing companies. Planetary Scientific Research Centre Conferences 2013-Round-III, April 15-16, 2013 Johannesburg (South Africa).
  17. Mavengere J., Mugwindiri K., ChikukuT., Evaluation of Cleaner Production Options in the Zimbabwean Metal Fabrication Sector, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2012, pp 13-20. ISSN 2319-4847.
  18. Chipandambira N., Mugwindiri K., ChikukuT., Total Quality Management: An Investigation of Performance Indices in the Food Processing Industry in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Advanced Technology & Engineering Research, Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2012, pp 1-4. ISSN 2250-3536.
  19. Mushiri T., Chirinda N., Mugwindiri K., Chamisa N., A study into the role of fuzzy logic systems in condition based maintenance for control of the pneumatic valve of bottle washer in beverage companies, 5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa (ROBMECH), 26-27 th November 2012, pp 92-96. Pretoria, South Africa.
  20. Madanhire I., Mugwindiri K., - Assessment and Implementation of Cleaner Production practices in Petroleum Lubricants Industry Value Chain in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2012, pp 95-103. ISSN 2319-7064.
  21. Dandira V., Mugwindiri K., Chikuku T., A cleaner production exercise of a leather manufacturing company: A Zimbabwean experience, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Volume 1, Issue 11, December 2012, pp. 97- 101, ISSN 2277-8616.
  22. Chinguwa S., Karidza C., Mugwindiri K., Application of Quality Assurance in Continuous Improvement at a Botswana Contracting Company, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2012, pp. 125-133, ISSN 2319-4847.
  23. Mugwindiri K., The Use of Cellular Manufacturing for gaining World Class Manufacturing Competitive advantage”, presented at International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Prague, June 2001.
  24. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C., 1999, Triangle Sugar Limited Cleaner Production Assessment Manual, Danida Cleaner Production Capacity Building Project, 41 pages, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  25. Mugwindiri K., To use Cellular Manufacturing (Cm) or not. A 1994 survey of the U.K. Furniture Industry, Technology Monitor. SIRDC, Zimbabwe, 1997.
  26. Mugwindiri K., and Muzvondiwa M., Effects of Environmental issues on Business Decision Making, The Zimbabwe Engineer, Vol. 61, Number 11, 1996.
  27. Mugwindiri K., Groves G., Kay J.,, A survey of Cellular Manufacturing Users in the UK Furniture Industry- Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee, IMC12 , Dublin 6-8TH September 1995.
  28. Mugwindiri K., and Mbohwa C.T., Flexible Manufacturing Systems - Technology Monitor, SIRDC, Zimbabwe, Vol. 4, Issue. 4, 1994.

 Research patents, consultancy reports in lieu of refereed papers

  1. Mugwindiri K., 2008, Modern Proactive Maintenance (MPM) for Zimbabwe Fertilizer Company – Manual for use by Management, Supervisors, Technicians and Artisans, 48 pages, Aspindale, Harare.
  2. Mugwindiri K., 2007, Value Chain & Supply Chain metrics for Nissan Clover Leaf, 63 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  3. Mugwindiri K., 2005, BP Zimbabwe Dagenham Plant Total Productive Maintenance Strategic Plan 2006-2007, 25 pages, Harare.
  4. Mugwindiri K., 2002, Manufacturing Audit Report on Elligo Plastics, 37 pages, Workington, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  5. Mugwindiri K., Banda H., Chinyama M., Chipofya V., Mambwere F., Mkandawire T., 2002, Cleaner Production (CP) concept and practice for senior managers, Santren – Danida funded project, 44 pages, Blantyre, Malawi.
  6. Mugwindiri K., Nyatando R., Saurombe B., 2002, Report on Capacity Building Baseline survey on S.M.E.s Working with Intermediate Technology Manufacturing on behalf of Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) Southern Africa, 37 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  7. Madungwe G., Mhlanga L., Mugwindiri K., 2000, A Fully fledged Expert System in Cleaner Production (CPES ) with a Web Interface, – A fully functional CPES on the WWW. Ref. Electrical Engineering Department, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, and Research patented.Mugwindiri K., 2001, Project Management manual prepared for the Catholic University in Zimbabwe, 72 pages, Harare.

     Refereed books

Maintenance Engineering & Management”, Kumbi Mugwindiri & Ndabe Velempini, University of Zimbabwe Publications. Harare, Zimbabwe. 97 pages book. November 2011. ISBN 978-1-77920-047-1. Published.Wrote 4 of the 6 chapters alone, and co-authored the other two.

The following Book Manuscript has been refereed and corrections effected, and accepted by the referees.

 “Cleaner Production: Theory and Application”, Compiled by Kumbi Mugwindiri, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zimbabwe. 2012. University of Zimbabwe Publications. 99 pages, Harare. Wrote 2 of the 7 chapters alone, and co-authored the other 5.

 Research patents

 A Fully fledged Expert System in Cleaner Production (CPES ) with a Web Interface, developed by Dr. G. Madungwe, Dr Liberty Mhlanga and Kumbi Mugwindiri – A fully functional CPES on the WWW. Ref. Electrical Engineering University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2000.

Reliability Centred Maintenance Software Application Package by B. Ncube and Kumbi Mugwindiri, Mechanical Engineering University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, Accepted by Coopers and Lybrand, contact Zvomunoda Chizura, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1999.

Non- refereed publications:

  1. Mugwindiri K. 1997 21-24 January, "Project Management" - Harare, ERSI, 70 pages.
  2. Mugwindiri K. 1997 3-4 March, "Maintenance Management for Turnail Fibre Cement", Harare, 25 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  3. Mugwindiri K., 20 June 1997, "Maintenance as a Product - Maintenance Economy", IDC, Harare - 4 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  4. Mugwindiri K. 1997 – "Action needed now on ozone depletion", - The Independent, 5 December 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  5. Mugwindiri Kumbirayi, Groves Gwyn and Kay John M. "Cellular manufacturing users in the UK furniture industry". Furniture Manufacturer, Vol. 63, No. 748, pp.343-345, September 1998.
  6. Mugwindiri K. 1998 - Total Productive Maintenance Manual. August 1998, Saltrama Plastics, 62 pages, Harare, Zimbabwe
  7. Mugwindiri Kumbirayi, Groves Gwyn and Kay John M. "Cellular manufacturing users in the UK furniture industry". Furniture Manufacturer, Vol. 63, No. 748, pp.343-345, September 1998.
  8. Wright E. A., Mbohwa C. T., Mugwindiri K. “Quality Management Systems for the UZ, Some Key Features.” Presented at the Vice-Chancellor´s Chairpersons´ Workshop on Departmental Management, held at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, 29th January, 1999.
  9. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C. T., Wright E. A. “Assessing Service Quality in the Framework of the 1998 University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Strategic Plan: An Overview.” Presented at the Vice-Chancellor´s Chairpersons´ Workshop on Departmental Management, held at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, 29th January, 1999.
  10. Mbohwa C. T., Mugwindiri K. “ General Quality Management, Process Control and Quality Management in the Future”, A Paper Presented at the Institute of Mining Research (UZ) and the Ministry of Mines´ Department of Metallurgy´s Mini-Workshop on Quality Management Systems at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, UZ Harare, 12th February, 1999.
  11. Mugwindiri K., Mbohwa C. T. “Total Quality Management as a Competitive Advantage Strategy”, A Paper Presented at the Institute of Mining Research (UZ) and the Ministry of Mines´ Department of Metallurgy Mini-Workshop on Quality Management Systems at the University Teaching and Learning Centre, UZ Harare, 12th February, 1999.
  12. K. Mugwindiri, R. Nyatando, B. Saurombe - Report on Capacity Building Baseline survey on S.M.E.s Working With IT Manufacturing. Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Southern Africa. (Inhouse Journal), : 17 April 2002, Harare, 37 pages.
  13. K. Mugwindiri, R Nyatando, B Saurombe - A Business Manual on “Business Management, Production Management, Clustering, Quality for the Gazaland IT Mnaufacturing cluster. Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Southern Africa. (Inhouse Manual),: 17 April 2002, Harare, 37 pages. 24 May 2002.
  14. K. Mugwindiri - A Production Management Module - Production Management. Strategic Planning, Group Technology, Maintenance Engineering, Capacity Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling, Management of Demand Inventory, Just In Time Manufacturing Systems. Cooperative Supply Chain Techniques. Industriial Development Corporation (IDC) Africa. (Inhouse Manual),:, Harare, 300 pages. 7 June 2002
  15. K. Mugwindiri. “Project Management Manual for Developmental and Technical Projects”, Management Training Bureau (MTB), Msasa, Harare. 22 nd July – 26 th July 2002. 140 pages.
  16. Mugwindiri K. 2005 The effect of plant availability on life cycle performance of power stations in general and coal fired power stations in particular.” Inframation- Thermographers Conference, October 17-21, 2005, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  17. “Department of Mechanical Engineering, Strategic Plan 2005-2007”, compiled by Kumbi Mugwindiri, Dr. Charles T. Mbohwa, and Keydon Sithole, 20 pages, October 2005, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  18. “Jishu Hozen Implementation Manual for Dips & Chemicals, Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries, Harare”, 33 pages written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, November 2005, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  19. “Lean maintenance & Facilities management for Hospitals Course.” Written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, course developed Febraury 2006 and a Word Presentation and a 101 page manual presented electronically to the Ministry of Health, Government of Zimbabwe.
  1. “Strategic Planning for technicians and Engineers,” Course Developed, electronically presented to Clay Products Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Industrial Staff, March 2006.
  2. Asset Management & Lean Maintenance Valuation Management Manual”, 80 pages, written by Kumbi Mugwindiri, John Moses and Ndabe Velempini, Harare, Zimbabwe February 2006. Cooperating agencies Nicoz Diamond Zimbabwe.
  3. “Value Chain & Supply Chain Metrics Manual for Zimbabwe Phosphate Industries and Industrial Development Corporation, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa”, 73 pages, May 2007, compiled By Kumbi Mugwindiri

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED:

"Cleaner Production", Institute of Environmental Studies (IES), Johannesburg, South Africa. 1st June 1999.
"Environmental. Awareness", Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Authority, Harare International Conference Centre. 30th March 1999, Harare, Zimbabwe. 
"Walking on a Tight Rope Turnaround Strategies for Zimbabwe", Meikles Hotel, 7 May 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.Solarhart water Heating System, Courtney Hotel, 6 August 1998. Harare, Zimbabwe.
"The challenges of African Politics, and Economics", Courtney Hotel, 5 August 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Total Quality Management Association of Zimbabwe – Harare International Conference Centre. 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Shell Structures in Mechanical Engineering by Dr A. Zingoni - 26-6-97, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Micro-Controllers by F. Gweme - Beit Lecture Theatre - 22 May 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Total Maintenance Management for Key Persons - Stockholm - 11 March - 26 April 1997
Health and Safety at Workplace, 11 March - 26 April 1997 - Stockholm.

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