Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2012 Vol.12, No.1



Title: Concepts and measurements of industrial complexity: a state-of-the-art survey


Author: Ibrahim H. Garbie


Address: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al-Khoud 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


Abstract: This paper is intended to provide a comprehensive literature review on complexity of manufacturing/industrial systems. The study aims to review the current complexity status and measurements approaches. The review covers articles published on major journals related to the topic presenting state-of-the-art results on the complexity analyses and measurements. The contribution of this study lies in the taxonomy of detailed description and analysis of methodologies used in the literature. This analysis shows that the majority of these articles only explain the complexity concepts as a framework and complexity measurements related to structural and dynamical issues.


Keywords: industrial complexity; manufacturing systems; state-of-the-art; literature review; complexity analysis; complexity measurement; manufacturing complexity.


DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2012.048285


Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012 Vol.12, No.1, pp.42 - 83


Available online: 20 Jul 2012



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