Vesna K Spasojević-Brkić

Vesna K Spasojević-Brkić
University of Belgrade · Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Vesna K. Spasojević-Brkić works as full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She is Head of Industrial Engineering Department and does research in the same field with special interest in Quality Management, Ergonomics and Safety Engineering. Her current projects are RESMOD SAF€RA ERA-NET, Eureka E!13300 and TR 35017.
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February 1995 - May 2017
University of Belgrade
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Publications (168)
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Many procedures in the development process of crane cabins today are still based on the specific expe-rience of manufacturers and historical guidelines. It is not surprising that they fail to meet the needs of a large proportion of operators. Accordingly, the need for more objective, theoretically justified and consis-tent models, that will minimiz...
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Unlike previous studies that have revealed a link between quality improvement programs and organizational culture typologies in individual companies, this study describes organizational culture dimensions that affect the use of quality improvement tools and methodologies and how both affect supply chain company performance. Structural equation mode...
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This study empirically examines the impact of quality tools on business performance in a sample of 119 Serbian industrial firms. Quality tools are classified into three primary groups according to their usage pattern by means of factor analysis and reliability testing: quality tools for reviewing current conditions, for analysing current conditions...
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This paper develops a multi-criteria model for making decisions on the production programme relevant for industrial enterprises. It presents some possibilities of using the method of multi-criteria decision making with managerial decision making on the production programme and some possibilities of modelling and disclosing preferences of a decision...
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Procedures in the development process of crane cabins are arbitrary and subjective. Since approximately 42% of incidents in the construction industry are linked to them, there is a need to collect fresh anthropometric data and provide additional recommendations for design. In this paper, dimensioning of the crane cabin interior space was carried ou...
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Nowadays, fossil fuels are used in a clearly unsustainable way that can bring potentially catastrophic consequences. Electricity is currently delivered to end users by generation and energy transmission companies. Previous research shows that the development of modern circular economy sets a need for the reorientation of socio and economic developm...
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Heavy mobile machinery cabs and their equipment are still not well adjusted to operators, so it is not surprising that we are still witnessing huge consequences of accidents at sites where they operate. The checklist with 39 questions, based on the previous research, is formed, and its’ measurement structure has been tested on the sample of 102 tra...
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As industrial systems represent a complex socio-technical system, it is necessary to analyse the impact of manager-operator-machine interaction on industrial safety, as categories of contextual factors. However, modern scientific literature indicates insufficient research on this topic. This paper has an aim to empirically analyse behavioural style...
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Previous research in the last years estimates that cranes cause over 30% of fatal accidents out of the total number of accidents in the industry. However, it still ignores biomechanical and visual problems during every day crane operators' work. Industry 4.0 solutions, such as visual guidance system, such as one proposed in project SPRINCE, have th...
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Objectives. The analysis of previous research shows that indicators of human factors have not been sufficiently integrated into the models for risk assessment of pressure equipment to date. Therefore, the goal of this article is the creation of a universal measurement scale to assess the current condition of the impacts of human factors on the risk...
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Background: Change in current approach to develop methodologies for process risk assessment, where it is commenced from the process industry and exclusively hazardous materials are dealt with, into the approach where it will be commenced from pressure equipment within any context and both technical and organizational aspects are considered, can le...
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The bioeconomy aims at decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, preventing or reducing climate change, eliminating insecurity, and efficiently using resources; however, fierce controversy exists on conceivable pathways to accomplish these objectives. The transport sector alone, which encompasses all other industrial sectors, has grown with regard to it...
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It is known that the study of the interactions of a person and a machine in a system, in terms of its improvement and further adjustments in order to improve the efficiency of functioning, reduce fatigue, preserve human health and ensure optimum working environment, is still a challenge for constructors as well as other experts who deal with this p...
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In recent decades, process safety control and process safety risk assessment have become very attractive topics. The way control is carried out, using tools such as HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, and similar is not sufficient to adequately prevent or control accidents with serious consequences in the process industry. The need to analyze the causes of the cause...
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The paper presents a model of risk analysis of dumper operation with the aim of determining the most common reason for unplanned stoppages, as well as, after classifying stoppages by system, to evaluate them from the aspect of risk. The set criteria for risk analysis are: time spent in downtime, frequency of downtime and level of danger. The result...
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This overview paper first aims to outline and consolidate all the biographical facts available today in libraries and archives, and then list the teaching, scientific and professional contributions made by Professor Vukan Dešić during his fruitful life, such as: 1) his contribution to the development of higher education through performing the funct...
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In recent decades, process safety control and process safety risk assessment have become very attractive topics. The way control is carried out, using tools such as HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, and similar is not sufficient to adequately prevent or control accidents with serious consequences in the process industry. The need to analyze the causes of the cause...
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Research related to risk management of failures and stoppages in the operation of bulldozer is very limited, so this topic needs more attention. This study aims to identify all possible causes for bulldozer failures and stoppages before highlighting the most significant ones. Descriptive statistics are provided, followed by a scatterplot for the di...
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This paper proposes innovation through “translation” of phonocardiogram signal obtained from electronic stethoscope into an algorithm, procedure and software that gives an opportunity to each primary-care physician either in town or hardly reachable countryside to reliably and cost effectively diagnose mitral valve prolapsed (MVP) without engagemen...
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Introduction: Previous research indicates that models for risk assessment of pressure equipment have not sufficiently nor adequately integrated indicators of human factors and organizational factors. Method: The goal of this paper is to check the differences in attitudes of operators and managers engaged in the area of pressure equipment risk manag...
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This paper attempts to identify consumers' preferences toward red wine quality cues and willingness to pay (WTP) for wine with health-beneficial effects, thus clarifying the complex process of purchasing habits and patterns. The data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The findings from a case study conducted in Serbia show that consu...
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Till now a framework to define a common and unified standard model for integrated risk management systems, which is suitable to be used in all contingency factors settings, has not been found. For this reason, as the main objective of applying the standards of management systems in the organizations is to determine the risk that affects the ability...
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Novel integrated risk management model for standardized management systems, such as ISO 9001:2015 for quality management systems, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management systems, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for information security management systems, ISO 45001:2018 for occupational health and safety management systems, and ISO 22000:2018 for food safet...
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Crane operators’ job is extremely demanding. They work long hours in constrained workspaces in awkward posture. Their neck extension, trunk flexion and repetitive arm movement are associated with an increased risk of developing neck and shoulder pain that leads to reduced working capacity, quality and safety. The comfortable operator posture could...
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Although in recent years more and more attention is paid to risk-based maintenance techniques and technical diagnostic methods are being implemented on an ever-increasing scale, cranes still participate with as much as one third in all deaths in certain types of industry. In line with that, the subject of this research is the verification of an ins...
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This paper presents an approach to the digitalization of the workplace risk assessment and monitoring process. Workplace risk was assessed using the "5x5" method. Workplace are spatially distributed in the observed factory. The summary risk assessment is presented visually and the high-risk workplace is marked. The map is made dynamically so that t...
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The paper analyzes the importance of the application of methods and techniques of industrial engineering in the business environment of Industry 4.0. Survey done indicates that in the new business environment, the methods and techniques of industrial engineering come to full expression because cyber-physical systems give a complete insight into the...
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International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology has recently established a specific interest group Pharma 4.0, with the aim of adjusting the pharmaceutical industry to the Industry 4.0 concept. The aim of this study was to select the best strategy for bringing the temperature mapping in the pharmaceutical warehouses closer to Industry 4.0. For this...
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Background: Previous research has shown that the collection and analysis of crane operators' anthropometric characteristics is very important for operators' comfort, health and working ability and also from the aspect of performance, productivity and safety. Objective: The first aim of this survey is to collect up-to-date anthropometric data of...
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The collection and analysis of anthropometric characteristics for various passenger car user populations is a very important predecessor of the design process. The first aim of this survey is to collect up-to-date anthropometric data for male passenger car drivers in Serbia and to collect those data for the first time in Libya. The second aim of th...
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This paper proposes innovation through implementation of a real-time computer-aided visual guidance system (VGS) which prevents crane accidents, caused by crane operator’s obstructed view, which can be the cause of collisions between load and obstacles and/or intrusions in the workspace. Proposed VGS allows predicting whether a dangerous event is g...
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Quality improvement implies the application of quality tools, techniques, methodologies and applications. Through their proper use, the desired level of quality can be achieved and then continuously improved. Kaizen implementation could be of particular significance. This paper covers a survey done at a large multinational company supply chain (sam...
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Cranes’ operations are extremely risky and hazardous tasks, as demonstrated in various surveys in the field of incidents’ causes and effects. The most frequent cause of unsafe crane operation task execution is human error. Accordingly, innovation which enables cranes’ safe operations, prevents “blind lifts” and helps crane operator to avoid potenti...
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Previous research shows that organizational factors influence quality improvement programs, and when there is a fit, it is leading to better business performances. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is an analysis of interdependence between organizational culture and quality improvement via testing the differences between dimensions and types o...
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On the threshold of the 4th industrial revolution this survey is aimed to survey technology and employees behavior interaction, due to the fact that previous research has shown that this topic is not surveyed enough. For instance, recent advances in ICT have allowed manufacturing enterprises to use remotely controlled decentralized manufacturing pr...
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Gap analysis represents a tool for raising the level of performances of products, processes and enterprise organization which is rarely used in risk management. This paper proposes the joint application of Gap and Pareto analysis, in aim to mitigate possible risks in production processes. It is based on the facts that key points in the production p...
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BACKGROUND Experimentation by means of Taguchi's orthogonal arrays is frequently used both in exploration and industrial practice, as the way of application of Taguchi's off-line quality control. In addition, traditional factorial designs are in use for the same purpose. Both approaches have certain advantages and disadvantages in their application...
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In the metalwork production a large part of gross domestic product is being achieved by automating the production in large factories, the finalists, but even a larger part comes from subcontractors and companies that have small-scale and mass production of maintenance elements and other services. Therefore, the production with higher degree of stoc...
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At level 3 the driver still remains “in-the-loop” due to the inability of the automated system to manage a particular driving situation/environment and anthropometric data are still essential in design. In that aim anthropometric measurements of 193 Serbian and 50 Libyan female drivers have been collected using standard anthropometric instruments a...
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This paper is a part of ongoing research on passenger car drivers' and crane operators' anthropometric measurements data collected in aim to make comparison, explore ergonomic adaptation and fi nally improve safety. It represents one of the rare explorations containing the Libyan male drivers and crane operators' data, and accordingly it is one of...
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The use of load lifting/handling equipment makes workplaces dangerous given the high potential for injury, loss of life and material damage. Cranes are extremely important component in many different industrial operations today. Previous researches have highlighted the need of such equipment to be safely operated and easily maintained, while associ...
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Greenhouse gas emission reduction is strongly advocated within the European Union (EU). Biomass has emerged as a renewable energy source and as manufacturing raw material with ecological credentials to mitigate carbon imbalance. The EU has defined the bioeconomy encompassing these material sources as a basis for technological and economic developme...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of ISO 9001 quality improvement requirements in ISO 9001:2008, i.e. the corrective and preventive actions and internal audit, on customer satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach For the purposes of the study, data were collected via a survey on 200 aerospace and transportation com...
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Rezime: U radu je prikazan hibridni sistem koji generiše i rangira industrijske rizike koršćenjem baza podataka (banaka podataka/skladišta podataka). Generisanje ključnih industrijskih rizika za posmatrani sistem/postrojenje/instalacije realizovano je korišćenjem SQL upita na osnovu frekvencije zastoja po vrstama i po mestu nastenka, dok je korišće...
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Greenhouse emission reduction is strongly advocated within the European Union. The study of natural communities (biocenology), additionally demands inclusion of a circular economy, in which renewable products are kept in continuous circulation of use and reuse. In light of this, there arises the question whether the bioeconomy route alone, promoted...
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This paper is a part of ongoing research on ergonomic characteristics, specifically anthropometric measurements, for passenger car drivers and crane operators, in order to achieve better working conditions and improve safety. It represents one of the rare explorations containing the Libyan male drivers and crane operators data, and accordingly it i...
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Since there seem to be no studies in Serbia regarding standardized augmentative systems, this paper presents certain related results from a survey of 50 Serbian organizations that were registered to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The examined topics include the integration of three elements of internal audits against these management system standards with...
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Collaborative environments today are very successful when used in multiplayer games and for meetings organizing, which gives an idea to explore its potentials in remotely controlled decentralized manufacturing. This survey is based on the experiment that involved 34 small collaborative groups including 68 students in Serbia, that have used the inte...
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New methodology for risk based approach to integrity assessment of pressure vessels has been introduced. Namely, the risk matrix has been defined with consequence taken as usual, whereas probability has been separated into two, emphasizing effects of human factor and material defects. Toward this end, the failure assessment diagram (FAD) has been u...
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Background: Previous research has shown that today's crane cabins fail to meet the needs of a large proportion of operators. Performance and financial losses and effects on safety should not be overlooked as well. Objective: The first aim of this survey is to model the crane cabin interior space using up-to-date crane operator anthropometric dat...
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New product development (NPD), as a locus of the innovative potential of organizations, plays an essential role in small technology-driven company survival. To address the research gap and fulfill the companies’ needs, this survey aims to post and verify a new, simple and not time-consuming methodology for risk identification and categorization of...
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Welded joints are analysed as critical regions in a pressure vessel in respect to structural failure due to the elastic-plastic fracture/crack growth. To assess structural integrity of pressure vessels used in chemical industry the risk based procedure has been introduced and applied in the case of a large spherical pressure vessel used as a vinyl...
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Organizational systems are complex and difficult to manage by nature. Modeling of organizational systems, as a method of representation of system relations, is even more difficult. Till today, many modeling methods and forms are applied to organizational systems. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a very general, powerful and popular multivariat...
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Successful organizations are those that make a profit. Making a profit, in large part, is a result of satisfying your customers, which is achieved when customers recognize the value of using your product or service. The attribute that creates value for a product or service in the customer’s eyes is quality. Customers always define a product or serv...
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Business performance is manifested through key performance indicators, which show the actual state in business enterprises and possible deviations from the business objectives that have been set. Due to new practices in transitional economies it is necessary to track business performance measures on company level. The most frequently studied types...
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Quality improvement initiatives failures have triggered scientists, experts, and practitioners for long period of time while this issue becomes even more serious since today competition moves beyond a single firm into the supply chain. The aim of this survey is to find statistically significant differences of quality improvement practice between gr...
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Ergonomic adaptation results in better users` accommodation and their better performances when executing certain tasks. Driving can cause large number of musculoskeletal disorders while almost all drivers feel repetitive driving injuries. Knowing the fact that the road traffic accidents are the number one killer in Libya, this survey is conducted o...
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Background: There are recent studies using new industrial workers' anthropometric data in different countries, but for Serbia such data are not available. Objective: This study is the first anthropometric study of Serbian metal industry workers in the country, whose labor force is increasingly employed both on local and international markets. Th...
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Due to new practices in transitional economies it is necessary to track performance measures on company level. The most frequently studied types of performance in the available literature are quality performance, operational performance, market and financial performance, employee performance, customer satisfaction, innovation performance, project p...
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Recent advances in information and communication technologies that support the concept of collaborative networks have allowed manufacturing enterprises to use remotely controlled decentralized manufacturing processes. This survey is based on the experiment that involved 34 small collaborative groups at Serbia, that have used the interface for remot...