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Chapter 1 & 12 - January 14, 2009 Chapter 12...

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January 14, 2009 Chapter 12 (Systems) Everything can have a system component, every system has a boundary Anything outside the system boundary is the environment Anything inside the system boundary is the system Deep within every system is a process To form those processes it needs inputs (something them comes across the boundary from the environment Then send outputs out into that environment across the boundary Process is simply converting inputs to output An example would be that the input would be iron ore, and then is processed to metal sheets. Feedback the knowledge of this output to the process and adjusting the process so we know alter the second set of outputs, sometimes the feedback calls all the way back to the inputs and we change the mix of inputs. Multi-Process System A system with more than one system When the output of the first system is the same as the input of the second system then the output and input are deleted and that becomes a multi-process system A system with multi-processes and the output of process one is the input of process two. Business Processes Marketing Innovation Sales- output flows into sales Distribution- output flows into distribution Inventory- the output flows into inventory Production- the output flows into the production Purchasing- buy the best quality for the cheapest prices Finance Accounting Administration Date v. Information Ex: 2 4 6 7 3 4 5 7 1 246-73-4571 (SSN) Ex: 4 3 6 7 3 5 7 4 1 43-67 35741 (IRS ID # for businesses) Ex: 2 4 6 7 3 4 5 7 1 4 (246) 734-5714
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