WIT Press


CIM.REFLEX - Using Expert System Technology To Achieve Real Time Shop Floor Scheduling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930401

Volume

1

Pages

9

Published

1993

Size

694 kb

Author(s)

P. Smith, E. Fletcher, F. Gr0nskov, L. Malmgren-Hansen, K. Ho & B. Gaze

Abstract

CIM.REFLEX - using expert system technology to achieve real time shop floor scheduling P. Smith", E. Fletcher", F. Gr0nskov\ L. Malmgren-Hansen^ K. Ho" & B. Gaze" " School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Sunderland SRI 3SD, UK & Prolog Development Centre A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark ABSTRACT If European manufacturing organisations, particularly SMEs, are to thrive and expand in the future, it is increasingly necessary for them to carefully examine their information technology strategies and the software systems which they employ to aid in the management and decision making process. In particular competition from the USA and Japan means that European manufacturing must be efficient, flexible and dynamic in its approach. Of course many European manufacturers are utilising software systems which now implement traditional approaches such as CAD/CAM, Just In Time, MRP and Total Quality methodologies. However, both the USA and Japan continue to undertake rese

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