Date of Award
Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering - (M.S.)
Manufacturing Engineering Division
Samir B. Billatos
Sanchoy K. Das
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of utilizing an expert system technology as it relates to manufacturing. It appears that our industries are still uncertain about this technology. In the first phase of this study, procedure for deployment of this technology is discussed. Secondly a knowledge-based expert system is developed, using a VP-Expert microcomputer shell. The system is made of three modules, inventory module, cost analysis module, and decision making module (for the selection of pumps).
A warehouse was selected for the analysis, which carries the finished product in the form of pumps. The quantities and parameters of the pump are maintained in the two database files.
The system is user friendly and most of the data required for maintaining inventory and cost calculation is retrievable from the database files and the user is asked to input very little information.
Ghauri, Muhammad Mutahir, "Development of an expert system to facilitate a pump manufacturing/warehouse facility" (1994). Theses. 1187.