Managing Complexity

Challenges for Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

  • Cesáreo Hernández
  • Adolfo López-Paredes
  • José M. Pérez-Ríos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pedro Fernández-Cardador, Ángel Hernández-García, Santiago Iglesias-Pradas
      Pages 19-26
    3. Víctor Hermano, Natalia Martín-Cruz
      Pages 27-33
    4. Juan Ignacio Igartua, Nekane Errasti, Jaione Ganzarain
      Pages 35-42
    5. Carmen Jaca, Luis Paipa-Galeano, Elisabeth Viles, Ricardo Mateo, Javier Santos
      Pages 43-49
    6. Natalia Martin-Cruz, Ana Isabel Rodriguez-Escudero
      Pages 51-57
    7. Alfonso Redondo Castán, José Antonio Pascual Ruano, Angel Manuel Gento Municio, Javier Muñoz Sanz
      Pages 67-75
    8. Lourdes Sáiz, José Ignacio Díez, Miguel Ángel Manzanedo, Ricardo del Olmo
      Pages 77-83
    9. Marta Zárraga Rodríguez, M. Jesús Álvarez
      Pages 93-101
  3. Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Sabina Asensio Cuesta, Pedro Gómez Gasquet, Carlos Andrés Romano, María del Mar Eva Alemany Díaz
      Pages 105-112
    3. Tamara Borreguero-Sanchidrián, Álvaro García-Sánchez, Miguel Ortega-Mier
      Pages 113-120
    4. Manuel Chica Serrano, Óscar Cordón García, Sergio Damas Arroyo, Joaquín Bautista
      Pages 121-128
    5. Uwe Dombrowski, Eva-Maria Hellmich, Tim Mielke
      Pages 129-137
    6. Juan José Lavios, José Alberto Arauzo, Ricardo del Olmo, Miguel Ángel Manzanedo
      Pages 147-153

About these proceedings


This book presents papers by experts in the field of Industrial Engineering, covering topics in business strategy; modelling and simulation in operations research; logistics and production; service systems; innovation and knowledge; and project management. The focus of operations and production management has evolved from product and manufacturing to the capabilities of firms and collaborative management. Nowadays, Industrial Engineering is concerned with the study of how to design, modify, control and improve the performance of complex systems. It has extended its scope to any physical landscape populated by social agents. This raises a major challenge to Industrial Engineering:  managing complexity. This volume shows how experts are dealing with this challenge.


Business and Project Management Decision Sciences Engineering Management Operations Research Production Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Cesáreo Hernández
    • 1
  • Adolfo López-Paredes
    • 2
  • José M. Pérez-Ríos
    • 3
  1. 1.INSISOCUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  2. 2.INSISOCUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  3. 3.INSISOCUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04704-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04705-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0772
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0780
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