Airbus 360 Case Study

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According to Littlejohn and Foss, a system is best described as a set of interconnected parts that works together to form a whole in the context of a moving environment. To define the problem of the Airbus using the concept of system is that the interconnected of parts did not work together, which caused a problem at Airbus. The Airbus A380 was costly and running two years behind schedule. Another problem that Airbus faced was that the chief executive quit after three months on the job. This set a precedent for the rest of the company and a potential breakdown in the concept of system. The constant political meddling added more problems. However, the major problem was that the two systems were completely different. The Airbus' French factories,…show more content…
When problems were spotted earlier, some workers and mid-level managers tried to raise awareness, but were rebuffed by their superiors causing a negative synergy. This shows that the concept of system was not used successfully which has caused a huge set back and break down within the company. Airbus 360 has many different things going on in their company. The throughput, output and the ripple effect are all a part of the company. First the throughput is the process of taking the input and uses it to create the output which will be listed below. You can also have something called entropy, which is the ceasing of input. One example of this is when the chief executive of the company quit after only three months of the company’s creation. Airbus 360’s input was everything from the computer systems to wiring to…show more content…
This helps the company move forward from its fallout and gain stability for more production. According to Karl Heil (publication date), “Open systems refer to those that interact with other systems or the outside environment, whereas closed systems refer to systems having relatively little interaction with other systems or the outside environment.” The project of the Airbus A380 was a project that consisted of an open system. Their system interacted with the outside environment and was influenced by it. There are four areas that influenced this open system and they are: economy, politics, physical, and social. This are defined as boundaries in the open
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