Lot Production: A Rule-Based Expert System Approach

  • A. de Toni
  • G. Nassimbeni
  • S. Tonchia


The decisions regarding the size and the production release of lots are of fundamental importance in the productive contexts working on lots: the level of client service, the entity of work-in-process and the respect for delivery times depend on these decisions. The authors have developed a model for the realization of a “ruled-based” expert system prototype, which is able to construct and release, at the appropriate moment, lots of satisfactory dimension in respect to specified constraints. In fact, the expert system approach, particurarly aimed at implementing the knowledge base of the system, requires first of all the drawing up of a functional model that represents the probable typical logical processe of the decisions to be taken by a human expert. The proposed model carries out an interesting integration of the typical procedures of the Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) and detail scheduling.


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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. de Toni
    • 1
  • G. Nassimbeni
    • 1
  • S. Tonchia
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UdineItaly

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