The philosophy behind the approach


       Industrial manufacturing systems form the basis for obtaining products necessary to meet the needs of the population, work organizations, and society as a whole. In the structure of overall engineering work, industrial systems engineering has the role of researching, designing, building, organizing, and managing integrated flows of materials, information, and energy in real work processes, with the ultimate goal of obtaining new scientific information and professional foundations for designing high-quality products of modern technological, manufacturing, and management structures, providing conditions for manufacturing products of necessary and sufficient quality, managing the work process in a rational way, achieving output values—effects of the system at the designed level—and achieving the overall economic and social benefits.
       Long-term studies of the operation of real industrial systems are becoming increasingly vital as demands for participation, overall effectiveness, and quality rise, and as system structures grow more complex due to the constraints placed on them, so does the need for these studies. In this sense, the basic philosophy in the field of industrial systems consists of finding a complex harmony between the different influences in work processes, in terms of their direction, course, and strength, that results in the maximum overall effect (Dragutin Zelenović, Industrial systems engineering, FTS - ITS, Novi Sad, 1979).