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An object‐based process planning and scheduling model in a product design environment

Samson Tam (Samson Tam is Chairman of Group Sense Ltd, Wanchai, Hong Kong.)
W.B. Lee (W.B. Lee is Chair, Professor and Head of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.)
Walter W.C. Chung (Walter W.C. Chung is Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.)
Henry C.W. Lau (Henry C.W. Lau is a Lecturer in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

A typical product design project involves a number of activities, and each activity requires human resources support. These activities and resources must be properly planned and scheduled in order to achieve optimum project time and cost. This paper proposes a process planning and scheduling (PPAS) system which is based on the concept of process planning typically used for the planning of production activities. Object technology (OT) is chosen as the platform for the development of the PPAS model for its specific characteristics such as inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism etc. Presents the concept of the PPAS system, discusses its relationship with reference to product design, and proposes the use of object technology as a platform for building the PPAS.

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Tam, S., Lee, W.B., Chung, W.W.C. and Lau, H.C.W. (2000), "An object‐based process planning and scheduling model in a product design environment", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 191-200. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576050010340811

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