White Paper 2002-6 System Principles

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Unformatted text preview: LOGTECH White Paper Series System Principles for Logistics Year: 2002 White Paper: 6 Version: A LOGTECH P.O. Box 1251 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 969-8078 (Phone) (919) 969 6792 (Fax) logtech@unc.edu www.logtech.unc.edu Systems Principles for Logistics White Paper 2002-6A SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES FOR LOGISTICS TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page 1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Systems Concepts .............................................................................................................. 1 1.2 Systems Skills .................................................................................................................... 2 1.3 Systems Phenomena .......................................................................................................... 2 1.4 Military Logistics Systems ................................................................................................ 3 2 Systems Basics ......................................................................................................................... 4 2.1 System Views [4] .............................................................................................................. 4 2.1.1 Newtonian-Cartesian ................................................................................................... 4 2.1.2 Complex Adaptive ....................................................................................................... 5 2.2 System Change [4] ............................................................................................................. 6 2.3 System Tasks ..................................................................................................................... 9 3 Biological Systems ................................................................................................................. 12 4 Information Systems .............................................................................................................. 13 5 Supply Chain Systems ........................................................................................................... 14 6 Conclusions ............................................................................................................................ 15 LOGTECH - Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology i Systems Principles for Logistics White Paper 2002-6A SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES FOR LOGISTICS 1 Introduction Dealing with complex systems requires a special set of skills that can be considered generally, independent of the specific system. These skills may be termed systems engineering [1] when dealing with system design or analysis or systems thinking when dealing with analysis and improvement [2]. This paper will use the term systems engineering. Systems engineering skills consider the dynamic, hierarchical and intricate nature of systems. Systems engineering considers multiple objectives for system evaluation and multiple constraints on system...
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