A Rule-based Manufacturing Modelling System


RUMS - 8224

Keywords product representation, process representation, production planning, rule-based systems, SMEs


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives

RUMS aims to provide SMEs with computer-based tools designed to assist decision-making in the following domains:

In order to meet SMEs' needs, the project will adopt a rule-based representation of the production process which allows the user to deal with minimal quantities of data, as well as properly defining the production model of the enterprise by navigating between the design and planning application contexts.

The representation model will be tested by the development of a number of autonomous software modules. The software modules will interface with commercial packages, and these will be validated within a significant sample of SMEs. This is considered to be the first step towards exploitation of the representation module which will be developed under RUMS.


CONTACT POINT

Prof. Flavio Bonfatti
University of Modena
c/o CICAIA, via Campi, 213/B
I - 41100 Modena
tel: + 39 / 59 378514
fax: + 39 / 59 378515

Participants

DEMOCENTER - I - C
S. GIORGIO SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY - I - P
TBG SOFTWARE - D - A
OMEGA GENERATION - I - P
INGERSOLL ENGINEERS - F - P
ECOLE NAT. SUPERIEURE DE GENIE
INDUSTRIELLE - F - A
UNIVERSITY OF MODENA - I - A


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RUMS - 8224, December 1993


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