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Knowledge Representation Structures for the Evaluation of Production Planning and Control Systems

  • I. P. Tatsiopoulos
  • N. D. Mekras
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Abstract

This paper describes the knowledge representation of an expert system which helps solving the problem of evaluating software packages for production planning and control (PPC). It addresses this problem on the basis of the package’s functionalities and features as compared with the production management theory for the various types of production systems. A frame-based knowledge representation model is proposed whose objects and relations describe a typology of production systems and a generic PPC software package. A dual taxonomy of production systems is used based both on functional types and industrial sectors.

The above knowledge forms the knowledge base of an expert system that can help those who design Production Planning and Control (PPC) systems. This expert system gathers and processes the above knowledge and gives as inference results the functionalities and the module features of the software package that are required in the PPC system of a manufacturing firm.

Keywords

Expert System Industrial Sector Production Management Prolog Language Expert System Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Tatsiopoulos
    • 1
  • N. D. Mekras
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Sector of Industrial Management & O.R.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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