Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Jaradat, Raed

Committee Member

Wang, Haifeng

Committee Member

Ma, Junfeng

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

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.