2-lecture 1-2010 introduction

2-lecture 1-2010 introduction - lecture1:introduction

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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 1 1 lecture 1 : introduction This lecture tries to answer the following  questions: how  different is IE from other engineering  disciplines and from management? what is the relationship between  IE,   OR   and  MANAGEMENT SCIENCE   ? what is IE work about? who needs SYSTEMS THINKING   and why? what is SYSTEMS THINKING anyway?
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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 1 2 what is IE work about? IE seeks to improve  organised human activity organised human activity   takes place in what we  can perceive as  organisations  or  human activity  systems human activity systems are  social systems  in the  first place all engineering work has a social context, but  systems that non-IE engineers work with are mostly  perceived as  technical systems   technical systems are embedded in almost all  human activity systems for this reason, human activity systems can also be  called   socio-technical systems  
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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 1 3 how different is IE ? engineers are concerned with  goal seeking  systems  that are primarily  closed this means that there is a  goal  the system wants  to achieve such systems can be put into a laboratory and  studied in isolation from the  environment the system can thus be  reduced   to its parts and  analysed   analysis   can provide   knowledge and  understanding   of a closed system
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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 1 4 IE is concerned with  purposeful
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