Complexity analysis of industrial organizations based on a perspective of systems engineering analysts

I. H. Garbie, A. A. Shikdar

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Abstract

Complexity in industrial organizations became more difficult and complex to be solved and it needs more attention from academicians and technicians. For these reasons, complexity in industrial organizations represents a new challenge in the next decades. Until now, analysis of industrial organizations complexity is still remaining a research topic of immense international interest and they require reduction in their complexity. In this paper, analysis of complexity in industrial organizations is shown based on the perspective of systems engineering analyst. In this perspective, analysis of complexity was divided into different levels and these levels were defined as complexity levels. A framework of analyzing these levels was proposed and suggested based on the complexity in industrial organizations. This analysis was divided into four main issues: industrial system vision, industrial system structure, industrial system operating, and industrial system evaluating. This analysis shows that the complexity of industrial organizations is still an ill-structured and a multi-dimensional problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Industrial organization
  • Systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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