Constructing and Maintaining Detailed Production Plans: Investigations into the Development of Knowledge-Based Factory Scheduling Systems

@article{Smith1986ConstructingAM,
  title={Constructing and Maintaining Detailed Production Plans: Investigations into the Development of Knowledge-Based Factory Scheduling Systems},
  author={Stephen F. Smith and Mark S. Fox and Peng Si Ow},
  journal={AI Magazine},
  year={1986},
  volume={7},
  pages={45-61}
}
To be useful in practice, a factory production schedule must reflect the influence of a large and conflicting set of requirements, objectives and preferences. Human schedulers are typically overburdened by the complexity of this task, and conventional computer-based scheduling systems consider only a small fraction of the relevant knowledge. This article describes research aimed at providing a framework in which all relevant scheduling knowledge can be given consideration during schedule… CONTINUE READING