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The Systems Approach to Problem solving

Author : Commission of the European Communities. Joint Research Centre
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The Systems Approach

Author : Thomas H. Athey
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The Systems Approach to Problem Solving

Author : George Kuttickal Chacko
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Chacko explores the use of systems science to solve complex problems in a variety of contexts. He operationally defines the characteristics of problems that require a systems approach, presents his own step-by-step systems approach protocol, and takes the reader through 25 real-life applications of the systems protocol to actual events, ranging from global strategy decision-making to corporate sales planning. The case examples clearly demonstrate the ways in which the systems approach can be an effective operational tool. His work will be especially useful to marketing and R&D professionals as well as to students of systems science and analysis.

Systems Approach to Management of Disasters

Author : Slobodan P. Simonovic
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The main goal of this text is to introduce the systems approach to disasters management community as an alternative approach that can provide support for interdisciplinary activities involved in the management of disasters. The systems approach draws on the fields of operations research and economics to create skills in solving complex management problems. The text is organized into four parts. Part I provides an introductory discussion of disaster management including an overview of the main terms used. Part II is devoted to the introduction of systems theory, mathematical formalization and classification of methods. The material presented in this section should be of practical relevance during the process of selecting an appropriate tool for the solution of a problem. Part III is technical in nature, providing a simulation approach and a detailed description of system dynamics simulation. This section details two areas of application: flood evacuation simulation, and disaster risk assessment. Part IV ends with a chapter covering steps to improve disaster management. Finally parts of the book can be used as a tool for specialized short courses for practitioners. For example a course on 'System analysis for emergency management optimization' could be based on Chapters 3, 4 and parts of Chapter 6. Included in the book is a CD with three computer programs Vensim PLE, LINPRO, and COMPRO. Vensim PLE (Personal Learning Edition) is state-of-the-art simulation software used for the implementation of system dynamics simulation. The other two programs are: LINPRO, a linear programming optimization tool; and COMPRO, for the implementation of the multi-objective analysis tool of compromise programming.

Design for Sustainability

Author : Janis Birkeland
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In a world where individuals are increasingly mobile, how people from different cultures live together is one of the key issues of the 21st century. There is a growing need for new thinking on how diverse communities can live together in productive harmon

Problem Solving a Systems Approach

Author : Joseph E. Robertshaw
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A Systems Approach to Problem Solving

Author : Dolores Anne Ruzicka
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Manufacturing Systems Design and Analysis

Author : B. Wu
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A technological book is written and published for one of two reasons: it either renders some other book in the same field obsolete or breaks new ground in the sense that a gap is filled. The present book aims to do the latter. On my return from industry to an academic career, I started writing this book because I had seen that a gap existed. Although a great deal of information appeared in the published literature about various technical aspects of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT), surprisingly little had been written about the systems con text within which the sophisticated hardware and software of AMT are utilized to increase efficiency. Therefore, I have attempted in this book to show how structured approaches in the design and evaluation of modern manufacturing plant may be adopted, with the objective of improving the performance of the factory as a whole. I hope this book will be a contribution to the newly recognized, multidisciplinary engineering function known as manufacturing sys tems engineering. The text has been designed specifically to demonstrate the systems aspects of modern manufacturing operations, including: systems con cepts of manufacturing operation; manufacturing systems modelling and evalua tion; and the structured design of manufacturing systems~ One of the major difficulties associated with writing a text of this nature stems from the diversity of the topics involved. I have attempted to solve this problem by adopting an overall framework into which the relevant topics are fitted.

Systems Approach

Author : Vladimir Petrov
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This book describes a systematic approach. Describes the basic definitions of a systematic approach: systems thinking, systems analysis and system synthesis, systems theory. The concepts of the system and its components are presented such as integrity, property, attitude, anthropogenic system, technical system. In addition, the concepts described function, process, flow and hierarchy.Introduces the concept of consistency and system requirements. The system operator is described. Account any changes and their effects on the system.The focus is on the systems approach to design. Procedures for system analysis and system synthesis are described. System analysis to identify gaps is done in the following sequence: Component Analysis, Structural Analysis, Functional Analysis and Diagnostic Analysis.

Unconstrained Organisations

Author : Ted Hutchin
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Every organisation faces constraints which may seem insurmountable. The Theory of Constraints argues that the number of constraints is limited and can be identified through the application of a robust and logical thinking process. Having found the constraint, developed the solution and the implementation plan, it would appear that the organisation has solved the problem, but this is often not the case. This innovative book describes the author's investigation into the surprising fact that often the expected results do not materialise once companies have identified the way forward.