1st Edition

Systems Engineering Influencing Our Planet and Reengineering Our Actions

By Adedeji B. Badiru Copyright 2024
    234 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    People want to create a better world and planet; however, where, and how to start remains the question. Systems Engineering’s problem-solving methodology can help with its ability to answer multiple questions along with connecting actions and impacts. This book uses the Systems Engineering problem-solving methodology to frame how each answer impacts the planet when multiple actions are strung together no matter where they take place.

    Systems Engineering: Influencing Our Planet and Reengineering Our Actions illustrates a hierarchical Systems Engineering view of the world with each individual in mind as a link in the chain. It uses an Industrial Engineering framework for action implementations and identifies humans’ interconnected actions. The book discusses the implementation of the Systems Engineering problem-solving methodology and leverages existing concepts of environmental sustainability. A template is present for personal actions for environment social responsibility using a Systems Engineering problem-solving approach and focuses on the foundational use of the trademarked DEJI Systems Model® for action design, evaluation, justification, and integration.

    This book is a perfect read for all academic disciplines and all engineering fields, as well as business and management fields. It reminds us of the Environmental Foundation of NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges and the part we can play.

    1. Systems Engineering View of Climate Change.  2. Empirical Facts and Figures of Our Environment.  3. Application of DEJI Systems Model.  4. Lean Principle and Waste Reduction.  5. Six Sigma Methodology for Climate Response.  6. Legal and Business Aspects of Climate Agreements.  7. Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination for Climate Response.  8. Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles.  9. Climate Change Uncertainty Modeling.  Appendix A. System Design, Improvement, and Management Tools Relevant for Environmental and Climate Change Actions.  Appendix B. Global Climate Research-Oriented Academies.


    Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He was previously Professor and Head of Systems Engineering and Management at AFIT, Professor and Department Head of Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, a Fellow of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is also a Program Evaluator for ABET. He holds a leadership certificate from the University Tennessee Leadership Institute. He has BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, project modeling and analysis, economic analysis, systems engineering modeling, computer simulation, and productivity analysis. He is a prolific author, with over 38 books, over 32 book chapters, over 140 Journal and magazine articles, and over 200 conference presentations. He is a member of several professional associations and scholastic honor societies. Fittingly for the theme of this book, Adedeji is an active member of Beavercreek Environmental Advisory Committee (BEAC) in the city of Beavercreek, Ohio, USA.