A decision support system for container design in production systems

Santhanam Harit (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)
G. Don Taylor (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)
C. Ray Asfahl (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

Describes a user‐friendly decision support tool to select near optimal containers for specific manufacturing scenarios relative to all the constraints associated with the use of the container. Guides the user through a dialogue to input constraints and scenario‐specific information. Shows how the decision support tool iterates between an expert system and a simulation model, to produce a near optimal container with respect to internal and external dimensional requirements. Explains the methods by which the system is tested and validated in a realistic environment. Discusses future research directions.

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Citation

Harit, S., Don Taylor, G. and Asfahl, C. (1997), "A decision support system for container design in production systems", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069710182018

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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