Figure 6-1 shows our starting point with Asset. An Asset could be your author’s laptop computer (with a serial number, used to prepare this book), a particular building, an identified quantity of natural gas, or any other physical thing. Note in the model that, fundamentally, there are four principal kinds of Asset:
· A Discrete Item is a single physical item that is uniquely identifiable. Your author’s microwave oven, with Serial Number “XD-3245-A” is an example of this. A Discrete Item must be an instance of one of the following:
ü Manufacturing Equipment Item – a device (Discrete Item) that is used in the production of other Assets.
ü Vehicle – a Discrete Item used to carry people and or goods from one place ...