This book focuses on operations management methods for analysing complex systems from a system engineering perspective. It presents various advanced multi-criteria decision analysis methods for investigating factors that influence complex systems. In turn, it shows how to improve systems' performance, including their competitiveness, safety, and sustainability. The book also draws on examples of typical virtual systems such as tourism, aviation maintenance, and waste-to-wealth systems to illustrate the operations management methods discussed. Cases from day-to-day life are used to elicit heuristic questions on the operations management methods presented in each chapter.
The book will help researchers, operations managers, and engineers alike to understand the latest advances in operations management methods for analysing complex systems from the standpoint of system engineering.
Presents operations management methods from a system engineering perspective
Utilises examples from industry and day-to-day life to illustrate the methods discussed
Showcases ways to improve system sustainability, safety, and competitivenessAutorentext
Dr Jingzheng Ren
is currently an Assistant Professor of Process System Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering Operations Research for Sustainability Science at University of Southern Denmark. He worked as an Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark before moving to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has published more than 150 publications including 130 journal papers, 11 books, 27 book chapters and 13 conference papers/abstracts. His research focuses on operations management, sustainability engineering, industrial symbiosis, circular economy, life cycle sustainability assessment, energy system analysis, process system engineering, artificial intelligence, supply chain design, process integration and synthesis, energy planning and multi-criteria decision-making methods.Inhalt
Operations Management: Past, Current and Future.- Two-stage Interval Best-Worst Method for Weighting: Prioritization of Influential Factors of Airport Competitiveness.- 2-tupe DEMATEL for Complex Interrelationships Analysis: Barriers Identification, Cause-Effect Analysis and Policy Implications for Sustainable Tourism Industry.- Fuzzy Best-Worst Method and Interpretive Structural Modelling for Complex System Analysis: Enablers Analysis for Aviation Maintenance Safety.- Multi-Stakeholder Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Framework for Sustainability Prioritization: Investigation of the Processes for Sludge-to-Wealth.