seb323 week 2a - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 2a Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus Systems Concepts I (Redux)
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2 What is a System? ± A whole composed of parts in orderly arrangement according to some scheme or plan ± It is characterised by the interconnections of the parts as well as the internal nature of those parts Subsystems > A system can be composed of subsystems where each subsystem is in itself a “system”
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3 System Classifications > Different classification schemes for systems include: ± Natural, man-made ± Inanimate, animate ± Closed (absolutely or relatively), open ± Abstract (theoretical), concrete (actual) Basic Characteristics of a System System
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4 Basic Characteristics of a System What is an Open System ? > A general definition: ± An open system is a system that takes in resources from its external environment and converts them into things that are returned to that environment > A business definition: ± An open system is a system that takes in resources from its external environment and converts them into goods and services that are returned to that environment for purchase by customers
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5 What is a Closed System ? > A system that is self-contained and thus not affected
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SEB SEB323 taught by Professor Cavenett during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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seb323 week 2a - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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