Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1989

Publication Source

Knowledge-based Systems in Manufacturing

Abstract

Manufacturing planning and control systems are currently dominated by systems based upon Material Requirements Planning (MRP). MRP systems have a number of fundamental flaws. A potential alternative to MRP systems is suggested after research into the economic batch scheduling problem.

Based on the ideas of economic batch scheduling, and enhanced through artificial intelligence techniques, an alternative approach to manufacturing planning and control is developed. A framework for future research on this alternative to MRP is presented.

Inclusive pages

137-150

ISBN/ISSN

9780850664608

Comments

Chapter 7 has been provided by permission of the publisher. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Place of Publication

Philadelphia, PA