Calls for papers


International Journal of Business Excellence
International Journal of Business Excellence


Special Issue on: "Industrial Engineering Models for Business Excellence"

Guest Editors:
Dr. T Ramesh Babu and Dr. M. Rajmohan, Anna University, India

The application of scientific management philosophies plays a vital role for business excellence in both service and manufacturing industries. However, the companies face challenges in designing a systematic management structure to strive for operational excellence. Though they are involved in the development of business growth models and creating solutions to the problems in the company, it appears that there is no coherent management plan to maximise the benefits. People are not connected enough to the larger business needs. The management infrastructure is unable to change to stay competitive. Therefore, the companies are restructuring operations and adopting world-class practices in their bid to expand profits and become competitive globally. The ‘organisational intelligence’ that calls for the integration of various industrial engineering principles, models, techniques and algorithms is essential for operational excellence. This would facilitate the sustainable improvement of key performance metrics. Hence it is necessary to explore the use of such methodologies to leverage operations for business growth.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications (ICAIEA2018), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Application of metaheuristics
  • Applied ergonomics
  • Big data and analytics
  • Business process reengineering
  • Engineering optimisation
  • Engineering quality control
  • Industrial scheduling
  • Lean six sigma
  • Physical asset management
  • Product design and development
  • Project management
  • Reliability engineering and maintenance
  • Robotics, as/rs, factory automation
  • Strategic and organisational management
  • Systems modeling and simulation
  • Taguchi techniques
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Total quality management
  • Usability engineering

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Dr. T. Ramesh Babu:
Dr. M. Rajmohan

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 March, 2018

Notification to authors: 30 May, 2018

Final versions due by: 30 July, 2018