As we near the end of 2023, it's with great pride and excitement that we highlight the exceptional achievements of Jurnal Optimasi Sistem Industri (JOSI). Our esteemed publication, hosted by the distinguished Industrial Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Andalas in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, has established itself as a beacon of scholarly excellence and innovation. As a Scopus-indexed and grade 2 accredited journal, JOSI has substantially contributed to industrial systems optimization. We're thrilled to continue this journey towards advancing research and knowledge in this crucial area.

With its impressive Scopus and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexing, JOSI has become a highly regarded platform for researchers, academics, and engineering practitioners around the globe. Its unique combination of local knowledge and global expertise has allowed the journal to remain at the forefront of industrial innovation, with a focus on optimizing soft systems within engineering and industrial systems. Covering topics ranging from Production Planning and Inventory Control to Multicriteria Decision Making and Supply Chain Logistics, JOSI continues to push the boundaries of knowledge and drive progress in these critical fields.

In 2023, JOSI published several groundbreaking papers, such as "Inventory Control Model of Beef for Rendang Production," which addressed complex supply chain challenges and provided optimized solutions that meet industry requirements. Another report, "Risk Mitigation Strategy for Coal Transshipment," offered strategic insights into the coal industry, demonstrating JOSI's commitment to tackling real-world industrial challenges.

JOSI, a renowned journal, promotes open access and makes its vast knowledge accessible to all, regardless of geographical and economic barriers. The journal's commitment to the CC BY-NC-SA license facilitates non-commercial sharing and content adaptation. JOSI's ethical standards are guided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), ensuring that every publication upholds the highest integrity and academic rigor.

JOSI is much more than a simple journal. It is a vibrant community that encourages worldwide collaboration and innovation. Its partnership with the Indonesian Engineer Association and Badan Kerjasama Penyelenggara Pendidikan Tinggi Teknik Industri (BKSTI) highlights its close ties with the professional community, ensuring that its research not only advances theoretical knowledge but also has practical applications.

We are thrilled to announce that JOSI is charging ahead into 2024, fueled by the incredible success of the past year and brimming with excitement for the future. We are dedicated to expanding our impact and reach, with a continued focus on cutting-edge areas like Optimization and Mathematical Modeling, Information Systems, and Human Resource Development. Our integrative approach will continue to provide a comprehensive understanding of the industrial sphere, and we can't wait to see what the future holds!

We cordially invite esteemed researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to partake in this journey of exploration and ingenuity. Your valuable contributions, through original research, review articles, or in-depth analyses, will be integral to a rich legacy of excellence and positive influence. As a renowned platform, JOSI is actively shaping the future of industrial systems optimization. We hope that you will join us in this endeavor.

As we reflect on the progress of 2023 and eagerly anticipate tomorrow's advancements, JOSI remains steadfast in our dedication to being a trailblazer in scholarly communication. We are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice and fostering an inclusive dialogue that transcends borders. Join us as we continue to lead the way in shaping the future of industrial engineering.