General Dynamics Electric Boat
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies