|Title||MRP II-based Production Management Using Intelligent Decision Making|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Sofotassios, D, Spirakis, P, Triantafillou, V, Hatzilygeroudis, I, Dendris, N, Tsakalidis, A|
|Book Title||Advanced Models and Methods for Production Planning, Editors. A. Drexl, A. Kimms|
|Pagination||379 - 412|
This paper presents an extended MRP II-based production management system (PMS), which improves the traditional MRP II paradigm by attaching an intelligent decision supporting system (IDSS) to it. The IDSS is attached to the lowest level of the PMS, namely the production activity control (PAC) subsystem, and includes a simulator, that imitates real system behaviour, a knowledge-based component, that imitates expert reasoning, and a real-time database manager, that acts as the data pool and the communication gate between them. The IDSS is capable of performing off-line and on-line rescheduling, thus resulting in more realistic short-term plans. Analysis of the related case problem and implementation of the system are also discussed.