The purpose of this case study is to provide general guidelines on how to establish and maintain Resilience in Enterprises, which have multiple locations outside national territories, by encapsulating Homeostatic Controller Algorithm into “Standardization Information Platform”. A Resilient Enterprise can respond unpredictable environmental adversity, maximize product usability, and create sustainable value for customers.
Nature is used Homeostatic Algorithm within Biological Systems in order to regulate value discrepancy from standard setting operations. Enterprises (Non-Biological Systems) with wide boundaries require Standardization Platform Setting (preprogrammed algorithms). Standardization ensures proper value allocation, enforces configuration settings, and sustains consistent quality control in operations. Standardized Non-Biological Systems (enterprises with multiple locations) can also use Homeostatic Algorithm in terms of detecting and regulating value discrepancy from standard setting operations.
There is a good functional analogy beyond Homeostatic Algorithm in Biological Systems and Non-Biological Systems. Functional mechanisms beyond Homeostatic Algorithm in both systems are focused on regulating value discrepancy from standard setting operations.
Lack of Standardization Platform in enterprises can lead to a state of cognitive inconsistency within product and customer modules. Inconsistent quality control in operations can cause product usability issues and customer dissatisfaction. Homeostatic Controller Algorithm (Homeostatic Concept) can be encapsulated into “Standardization Information Platform” in terms of keeping diagnostic consistency and measurement accuracy in system operations. Eventually, it responds unpredictable environmental adversity and provides resilience into Enterprises.
Implicit observation pattern tracks integration and collaboration between external environment and boundaries of enterprise architecture. “Standardization Information Platform” is strategic coordination framework, which needs to create and implement within system boundaries. Following criteria will be ensured by encapsulating Homeostatic Controller Algorithm within “Standardization Information Platform”:
1- The best settings for industrial safety standards.
2- Monitor changes in external environments.
3- Assess product conformity.
4- Deliver product interoperability.
5- Improve business benefits with good customer relationship.
Failure analysis framework (Homeostatic Algorithm) in integration approach model can generate error codes and modification issues in principles of “Standardization Information Platform”.
For example: customers may experience product usability issues due to coordination constraints, chaotic optimization. Consequently, customers may confront operational complexity when they contact Global Support Portals.
Resilient into Enterprises must be designed and aligned by both Multiple Social Contexts and Homeostatic Controller Algorithm. Successful alignment can fulfill general criteria and guidance for integration platforms. It would support trade-off between distributed data structures from external environments and “Standardization Information Platform”. Homeostatic Concept is inspired by Self-regulating control System within Biological Systems. Homeostatic Controller Algorithm can play a substantial role in executing successful performances within Non-Biological Systems. Homeostatic Concept can address process instability and improve self-adjusting mechanisms. Self-regulating system may identify Open-loop in system performances and then instance of process stability generates realistic Closed-loop with the best possible feed-forward processing.
In the context of customer structure, standardization implies to how customer departments perform customer services through portal software. Conceptual Domain beyond Customer Engagement must deploy according to Protocols in “Standardization Information Platform”. (Figure 1)
In the context of Product structure, standardization implies to how product feature design and develop in order to handle compatibility and Social Changes. (Figure 1)
Enterprises with wide boundaries are vulnerable to modification through external environment. Therefore, “Standardization Information Platform” defines as an intelligent database, which is implemented by Systems Owners, in order to coordinate performance needs and add a value chain model. (Figure 1)
Homeostatic Controller Algorithm is encapsulated in “Standardization Information Platform” because it stabilizes internal components and keeps system platform steady. It is based on feedback loops and software applications monitor system operations (Inputs/ Outputs signals) and promote feedforward control system cross system boundaries. Homeostatic Controller Algorithm responds to unpredictable external changes. (Figure 1)
Lack of integration between Social Structures and “Standardization Information Platform” might hamper security algorithms and organizational interoperability cross system boundaries. External force would generate Invisible Entity into Social Context (Nation C). Instance parameters of Invisible Entity in Nation C can propagate Invisible Malicious Codes through five consecutive cycles and it infiltrates into enterprise subsystems. (Figure 1)
Invisible Malicious Codes might be integrated with different departments cross enterprises. Integration modifies Default Values and Properties of basic operations. For example: IT-department, Economy department, and Sell department can capture complex Intervention Process Model. Complexity would instantiate abstract guidelines through entire submodules. (Figure 1)
Integrated Product with Vague Differential Equations (complexity) would modify functional structure (Product Modules) and eventually, modification generates a significant complexity in synchronized manufacturing process. Therefore, Product functionalities and innovations would not fulfill minimum customer requirements and basic product quality expectations. (Figure 1)
Vague Differential Equations are imposed upon Product Module; consequently, two phases of product development might be minimized by complexity (Case Study Phase and User Testing Phase). Project costs and time to market are involved in complexity so that usability assessment would sometimes reduce during iterative life cycle model.
Customer integration with Vague Differential Equations (complexity) would also modify activities in Support Portal Platform. Call Center Agents may not respond customers’ request through organizational guidelines because Invisible Malicious Codes modify Customer Service Modules. Modification in support portals would hinder substantially conceptual framework in ERP, CRM and SCM applications. (Figure1)
Invisible Malicious Codes can be integrated by Supplier Structure and it generates Vague Differential Equations (complexity) into delivery resources and raw materials asset inventory. Service availability level may reduce when Subsupplier Structure would be modified by Invisible Malicious Codes. (Figure 1)
Economic sanction against Nation C and lack of Homeostatic Controller Algorithm in Enterprises
Other Nations (External Forces) would impose range of trade sanctions and special Economic Measures against Nation C. Economic Sanctions modify instance parameters in Social Structure of Nation C. Functional Modifications (Invisible Malicious Codes) in Social Context can aggregate within “Standardization Information Platform”. Aggregation Framework (the first cycle of invisibility) can set an array of complex parameters in Organizational Structure (the second cycle of invisibility). The second cycle can modify instance parameters in Organizational Structure (the third cycle of invisibility). Eventually, it can also become self-perpetuating evolutionary algorithms within subsystems (product usability and customer performances). (Figure 1)
Raw material Storage Sites, Subsupplier Industry, and Logistic Services are located in Nation C.
Advantage of Homeostatic Concept in Resilient Enterprises (Non-Biological Systems):
The homeostatic controller Algorithm targets a standard value key (default value) and system operational rules. Homeostatic regulations (All homeostatic control mechanisms) are pre-programmed in Biological Systems and Non-Biological Systems in order to correct value discrepancy and switch back system configuration to the default state.
The homeostatic control system regulates functions and events in Non-Biological Systems (Dynamic Systems) according to process modelling paradigm underlies “Standardization Information Platform” in the following passage: (Figure 2)
1- Open- loop Event: switching disturbance characteristics.
2- Analysis of Disturbance: identify and provide state of complexity.
3- Incident Notification: 1- stores diagnostic data 2-call Standard Controller 3-automate structured analysis.
4- Standard Controller: control default values.
5- Seek Feedback on Standard-Setting
6- Artificial Intelligence: Providing feedback consistently.
7- Closed-loop: meet default values (open-loop stability).
8- Rollback option: 1-Stop feedback 2- Reset to Standard Activity Mode 3- transmit data to initiate start point within Feed-forward Controller.
9- Open-loop Power Control: Transmit Factors and Path of disturbance propagation to “Analysis of Disturbance”.
10- Feed-forward Controller: Rollback Option transfers function map-ping and signal processing to “Standard Controller”. Signal processing extends to “Feed-forward Controller” in order to develop effective relationships with vulnerable parameters.
11- Feed-forward Setting: stop Feed-forward Mode.
12- Database normalization can illustrate product Information for customers through web service tutorial.
Optimal design of Homeostatic Controller Algorithm must be encapsulated into ”Standardization Information Platform” in order to improve and ensure Harmonic Balance in Resilient Enterprises.
“Standardization Information Platform” is stored in database and it can be visible for general public users through web-based application framework. Users can sign in and download information from website aggregator software after registration. Information in database can be created a transparent form and it would be available to the public through web service tutorial. (without registration).
Similar operations from synergistic interdependent components within Biological Systems can synergistic interdependent components within Non-Biological Systems integrate through collaborative models.
A large enterprise with multiple locations can gain functional interdependence and mutual connectivity. All operations in this type of enterprise architecture framework (Infrastructure Interdependence Model) rely on mutual goal setting and entire subsystems have common responsibility for system outputs. Biological Systems can be considered as Infrastructure Interdependence Model because all components in Biological System have a mutual goal and responsibility to function with one another and respond to common goals.