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New Shift towards the Sustainable Development of Industrial Organizations

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Ecology and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 443

Special Issue Editors

Industrial Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5H7, Canada
Interests: occupational health and safety (OHS); OHS risk management; OHS performance measurement; decision-making tools; safety engineering
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tunis University, École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Université de Tunis, 5 Avenue Taha Hussein, Montfleury, Tunis 1008, Tunisia
Interests: production engineering; manufacturing; machining; Statistical Process Control
Nancy Research Centre for Automatic Control (CRAN), Faculté des sciences et techniques BP 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre CEDEX, France
Interests: intelligent manufacturing; control architectures; human centric design; social; Internet of Things CPS Tools: machine learning, modeling & simulation, multi-agent system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industrial production requires the use of many and very diverse technologies, equipment and raw materials to be able to convert raw materials into products ready for consumption. The entire production process must be carried out under supervision. The choice of all technological and operational needs must follow fairly rigorous standards in order to avoid economic, social and environmental consequences that can harm the sustainable development of organizations, regardless of their size. The rigor of companies is not always there. Also, the choice, integration and use of new technologies, equipment or products are still not well enough studied. In addition, the management of the different phases of industrial projects is not perfect and the prioritization of certain economic interests can dominate over other essential aspects such as health, safety and well-being at work. Organizations, even with sophisticated structures, face significant risks and uncertainties at all levels from development to operations. The identification, evaluation and control of all these hazards are very difficult problems to solve in the context of sustainable development. This special issue will focus on recent research and applications concerning the sustainable development of industrial organizations around the world. This special issue is oriented towards the socio-economic evaluation of industrial projects, the management of risks and uncertainties, the analysis of the repercussions related to the choice of technologies, equipment, processes or raw materials, the analysis of the value chain, industrial portfolio management and other related topics.

Prof. Dr. Adel Badri
Prof. Dr. Nabil Ben Fredj
Prof. Dr. Hind El Haouzi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • new industrial organizations
  • industrial projects
  • sustainable development
  • socio-economic analysis
  • management of risks and uncertainties
  • occupational health and safety
  • value chain analysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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