Identification and Prioritizing Delay Factors and Timely Delivery Solutions Based on EFQM in the Aviation Industry

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Malek-e-Ashtar University of Technology, Shahin shahr.

2 MSc Student, Islamic Azad Univercity, Najafabad Branch.

3 MSc Student, Malek-e-Ashtar University of Technology, Shahin shahr.


In today's competitive world, compliance with customer requirements is a primary requisite of staying in a non-exclusive and competitive market. The late delivery of products results in the dissatisfaction of customers and imposes additional costs. Hence, one of the critical problems in the organization is the delay of the projects, which makes considering strategies for addressing them essential. This research was carried out in the industry of manufacturing airborne items and systems in 2020 to identify and prioritize the delay factors and timely delivery strategies of products. For this purpose, identifying and classifying the delay factors is done through the organization excellence model and then the dependence network relations of delay factors and solution determined by interpretive structure modeling technique and their impact on delays calculated by network analysis. Finally, by analyzing the significance-performance and the three indexes cost solution for implementing corrective amount, duration and availability for modification and feasible, acceptable solutions were identified and prioritized. The findings showed that 45 factors were root causes of delay, from among 113 detected delay factors, and after interpretive structure modeling, 14 corrective strategies and weighting and prioritizing were proposed by the experts.


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