Mississippi State University
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Modern manufacturing organizations exist in the most complex and competitive environment the world has ever known. This environment consists of demanding customers, enabling, but resource intensive Industry 4.0 technology, dynamic regulations, geopolitical perturbations, and innovative, ever-expanding global competition. Successful manufacturing organizations must excel in this environment while facing emergent disruptions generated as biproducts of complex man-made and natural systems. The research presented in this thesis provides a novel two-sided approach to the creation of resilience in the modern manufacturing organization. First, the systems engineering method is demonstrated as the qualitative framework for building literature-derived organizational resilience factors into organizational structures under a life cycle perspective. A quantitative analysis of industry expert survey data through graph theory and matrix approach is presented second to prioritize resilience factors for strategic practical implementation.
Fazio, Steven A., "A dual perspective towards building resilience in manufacturing organizations" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5340.