Secondary Activities as a System

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Leaving Certificate Geography (Secondary Economic Activities) Note on Secondary Activities as a System, created by cian.buckley on 05/11/2013.

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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Raw materials are processed or processed materials are changed further

Factory works like a system: Inputs, Processes and Outputs

Inputs : the raw materials and anything else needed to make the manufactured product

Processes : the changing of inputs into outputs

Outputs : manufactured products, by-products and wastes

CASE STUDY: INPUTS, PROCESSES AND OUTPUTS OF AN IRISH COMPUTER FACTORY

PC Pro is an Irish-owned computer assembly plant located in the Southside Industrial Estate, Togher, Co. Cork. It works as a system

Inputs include a modern factory building, 20 employees, imported components. Each computer contains:  A case A motherboard CPU Hard disk Video Card Monitor Keyboard Mouse

The Processes:  When components arrive they are tagged and shelved  When a customer orders a computer, specific components are selected and brought to the production area The computer is assembled Quality control workers ensure the computer has been properly assembled The computer undergoes burn-in  The new computer is packged and delivered

Outputs are assembled computers

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