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An Indonesian System Thinking Book

Mr. Akhmad Hidayatno has published a book title Systems Thinking: A Way of Thinking for a Better Understanding of Complex Problems, In Indonesian. The primary book purpose is to introduce the systems approach thinking to local communities, because not many book on systems thinking were publish in Indonesian.

Buku Akhmad Hidayatno

The book consist of 8 chapter that covers from systems definition, thinking definition, systems thinking, mental models, problem solving with systems thinking, and quantitative support for system thinking. A special chapter also discuss about how to teach system thinking based on the author experience in facilitating “Systems Thinking” mandatory course in Industrial Engineering Master Program. When asked to explains about the book, Pak Akhmad explains:

“In this Indonesian Language books, I introduce a new definition of Systems Thinking that is based on the combination of DeBono Thinking Concepts to Properties of System. A new unique nickname of “De BATIk” served as a memory jogger for the properties of system: multi-dimentions, boundaries, goals, holistic (emergent properties) and interconnections. As you probably know, Batik is a traditional design pattern of clothes in Indonesia, recognized by UNESCO. System thinking means asking groups of questions using De BATIk to improve our understanding of system.

Based on these two combination, I also proposed a 5 steps of problem solving using system thinking.”

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SEMS Researchers Team at QiR Seminar

Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia organized the 13th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR) 2013, following the previous successful conference in Bali in 2011. The bi-annual International Seminar are open for all Engineering Disciplines, including Industrial Engineering. The selected theme for this year conference is “Exploring Innovation for Enhancement of Human Life and Environment”. Under this theme the conference focuses on the innovative contributions in science, engineering and design as well as their market perspectives to the existing and future enhancement of human life and environment quality. The seminar was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 25-28 June 2013, at the Sheraton Mustika Hotel.

SEMS supports this seminar by presenting 2 papers regarding the use of system dynamics in marketing strategy. The paper was presented by Mr. Irvanu Rahman and Mr. Rama Raditya. It was a successful. We invite you to come for 2015 QiR, planned in August 2015.

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Introduction to SD Workshop 2013

Before we begin the new second semesters of this academic  year, we are conducting a workshop on SD for all lab assistants with limited seats are available for the public. This Introduction of System Dynamics workshops consist of conceptual thinking behind SD, developing stock and flow diagram using Powersim Studio 9 and case study presentation. This routine workshops are important for the skill development of all the lab assistants.

SEMS System Dynamics Introduction Workshop 2013

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Presentation of System Dynamics class 2012

Final test of system dynamics class 2012 presentation is conducted today with each participants presenting their assignment of rebuilding model from the collections of paper from SD Conferences.

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Using the interactive smart board, the presentation runs smoothly and could create an interactive discussion by changing model’s variable directly from the board.
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Congratulations for all participants for a job well done.

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Prof Martin Kunc Seminar & Discussion on SD

Professor Martin Kunc from Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, UK, has spare his time to visit SEMS lab during his time in Indonesia. The visit purpose is sharing knowledge and research opportunities regarding the use of System Dynamics (SD) in Strategy, and open up future collaborations with SD practitioners in Indonesia.

The session starts with a discussion on one of his paper regarding the implementation of system dynamics model on tackling human resource issues in a professional service firms (Kunc, M. Achieving a balanced organizational structure in professional services firms: some lessons from a modeling project. Systems Dynamics Review 24, 2008). The discussion is the followed by a short presentation on possible research directions on System Dynamics based on resource based strategic view.

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