Accession Number : ADA315305

Title :   An Integrated Process-Planning/Production-Scheduling Shell for Agile Manufacturing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Sadeh, Norman M. ; Hildum, David W. ; Laliberty, Thomas J. ; Smith, Stephen F. ; McA'Nulty, John

PDF Url : ADA315305

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Increased reliance on agile manufacturing techniques has created a demand for systems to solve integrated process planning and production scheduling problems in large scale dynamic environments. To be effective, these systems should provide user oriented interactive functionality for managing the various user tasks and objectives and reacting to unexpected events. This paper describes the mixed-initiative problem solving features of IP3S an Integrated Process Planning Production Scheduling shell for agile manufacturing. IP3S is a blackboard-based system that supports the concurrent development and dynamic revision of integrated process planning and production scheduling solutions and the maintenance of multiple problem instances and solutions, as well as other flexible user oriented decision making capabilities, allowing the user to control the scope of the problem and explore alternate tradeoffs ('what-if' scenarios) interactively. The system is scheduled for initial deployment and evaluation in a large and highly dynamic machine shop at Raytheon's Andover manufacturing facility.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *SCHEDULING, MAINTENANCE, SCENARIOS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION, DYNAMICS, FACILITIES, PROBLEM SOLVING, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), PRODUCTION CONTROL, USER NEEDS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, SHOPS(WORK AREAS).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE