Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid

Abstract

After perceiving decay in the quality of their products, A Large Engineering Company (ALEC) sought to understand the reasons behind it. Adopting a systemic approach to analyzing the structure and dynamics of the organization was proposed. System dynamics, a novel methodology that relies on feedback loops, causal link, and stocks and flows, clearly is an appropriate tool for shedding light and stimulating insight, from a holistic point of view, on the dynamics that may have caused the quality decay. The model illustrates ALEC's workforce supply chain and how its structure affects the production's quality.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Major

System Dynamics

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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