Many people in the workforce, including those in management positions, have no concept of how operational systems interact with systems models. When maximizing usage of an effective systems model is utilized, the ability to maximize productive output in a streamlined operational system with happy workers is often much more attainable. The intention of this paper is to distinguish what a systems model is and how it is used in an operational system.
Through research found in the automotive industry, I have identified 7 basic components (AMS, 1) necessary to maintain an effective operational system in the automotive industry. They are listed because they appear to be generic to be applied to many other types of companies rather than just limiting them to the automotive industry.
1)Clearly Stated Expectations
2)Established and Communicated Standards
6)Help Ensure Consistency
7)Provide the Basis for training
To relate these fundamentals to the content of the week 4 lecture, I have 'borrowed' the illustration included from the lecture notes pertaining to knowledge as a system.
It appeared that this figure could help to define some of the core components of what an operational system is and some of the steps that relate back to the Automotive Management Systems content.
According to the figure presented in the week 4 lecture notes, a model might appear as follows:
The four points on the illustration are:
1)Learn, Create, Discover, & Acquire
2)Transform into goods & services
3)Harvest, Product, Sell, & Consume
4)Innovation: breathing new life into existing technologies, goods and services
Now, to come full circle and relate this back to the AMS content it is important to realize that the AMS content is related to the successful techniques associated with the optimization of the transformation process.