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What can you make? [production planning]

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1 Author(s)
R. Baxter ; Edinburgh Univ., UK

The EPCC, working with leading UK expert-systems provider Cogsys and three end-users from the heart of Scottish manufacturing, set out to develop a new breed of manufacturing planning tools. All this came together into the highly successful industrial process optimisation project. By building in a rule-based expert system at the heart of the system, it is possible to provide the user with a simple means of customising the tool in-house, with a little training. The author describes the development of a software tool to simplify production planning under the many constraints of a real-world factory

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Manufacturing Engineer  (Volume:78 ,  Issue: 6 )