Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Industrial Engineering and Management: Current Issues and Trends"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Tel. +351 234 370 361 (ext: 23623)
Interests: sustainability; industrial engineering and management; sustainable energy systems; sustainable management systems (quality, maintenance, occupational health and safety); sustainable and lean production; circular economy; technological Innovation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Industrial Engineering along Product-Service Life Cycle/Supply Chain
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Biomass Energy and Biomass as a Clean Renewable Fuel
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Sustainable Energy Systems: Optimization and Efficiency
Interests: mainly focused in the supply chain management, operations management and operational research areas; some topics of interest include: lean manufacturing, urban logistics, production planning and control and supply chain strategies development
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: Design and operation of production systems; Lean Thinking principles application (Lean-Green, Lean-Ergonomics, Lean Education, Lean Project Management, Lean Healthcare, Lean-TRIZ among others); Industrial Engineering and Management education with particular interest in active learning methodologies (PBL, serious games, hands-on).
Society faces a complex set of challenges and problems whose resolution may be short, medium, or even long-term, depending on their degree of complexity and urgency. These challenges clearly involve the need for sustainable development and circular economy. In addition, developed countries have an obligation to adopt the philosophy of inclusive development, allowing all countries to have access to essential goods in a more responsible way than ever. Thereby, even if redundantly, we would call it Inclusive Sustainable Development, as development that meets all people’s needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This indeed is the great societal challenge of the coming years and even decades, with many decades of delay: respond effectively in an inclusive way to today's environmental, economic, and social challenges.
Organizations, and particularly enterprises, are the driving force behind societal development, through economic development and environmental care. In this way, enterprises have become increasingly large and complex. Even in management theory, approaches have changed from the classical theories, after the industrial revolution, to the neo-classical theories of today, in which rigid solutions have been dropped and plans, we would say “conditioned freedom”, have been adopted to face mass customization needs, which are very far away from the mass production paradigm. To achieve this, more than ever, new solutions must be created. Consequently, new tools and methods are required to embrace mass customization in a sustainable way.
In this context, the central role of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) has arisen, with a holistic, systems-thinking, and ethics-based view of processes and complex systems. The IEM is not only a combination of engineering and management, but a “new” integrated applied science along the entire value chain and product and service life cycle. It is characterized by its multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, crossing the exact sciences, engineering sciences, information systems, and social sciences, among others. Moreover, it is particularly devoted to the analysis, design, performance improvement, and control of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy, among others. Its application fields are the whole value chain and lifecycle of products/services, from their development to their end of life stages.
This Special Issue focuses on applied research in Industrial Engineering can contribute to meeting enterprises’ challenges. Researchers are encouraged to submit manuscripts in a broad multidisciplinary topic of IEM (e.g., operations management, supply chain management, energy management, quality, operations research, modelling and simulation, information systems, lean and agile production, industry 4.0, and decision support methods, among others) pertinent to the continuous improvement of industrial and service systems.
Prof. João Carlos de Oliveira Matias
Dr. Carina Pimentel
Dr. Anabela Carvalho Alves
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Clean production
- Decision support systems
- Decision theory
- Design and operation of production systems
- Energy efficiency
- Engineering design
- Facilities and services design
- Human factors and ergonomics
- Industry 4.0
- Innovative business models
- Lean production systems and lean thinking principles applications
- Maintenance and reliability
- Modelling and simulation
- Occupational health and safety
- Operational research
- Product service system
- Product, process, and system design and reengineering methodologies
- Resource planning
- Reverse logistics
- Services engineering
- Statistical process control and six sigma
- Technological innovation and innovation management
- Theory of constraints