An Integrated Process-Planning/Production-Scheduling Shell for Agile Manufacturing

Norman Sadeh-Koniecpol, David W. Hildum, Thomas J. Laliberty, Stephen Smith, John McA'Nulty, and Dag Kjenstad
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-96-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1996


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Abstract
Increased reliance on agile manufacturing techniques has created a demand for systems to solve integrated process-planning and production-scheduling problems in large-scale dynamic environments. To be effective, these systems should provide user-oriented interactive functionality for managing the various user tasks and objectives and reacting to unexpected events. This paper describes the mixed-initiative problem-solving features of IP3S, an Integrated Process-Planning/Production-Scheduling shell for agile manufacturing. IP3S is a blackboard-based system that supports the concurrent development and dynamic revision of integrated process-planning and production-scheduling solutions and the maintenance of multiple problem instances and solutions, as well as other flexible user-oriented decision-making capabilities, allowing the user to control the scope of the problem and explore alternate tradeoffs ("what-if" scenarios) interactively. The system is scheduled for initial deployment and evaluation in a large and highly dynamic machine shop at Raytheon's Andover manufacturing facility.

Notes
Grant ID: DAAE07-90-C-R059, TEC: DACA76-89-C0014
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Integrated Process Planning/Production Scheduling

Text Reference
Norman Sadeh-Koniecpol, David W. Hildum, Thomas J. Laliberty, Stephen Smith, John McA'Nulty, and Dag Kjenstad, "An Integrated Process-Planning/Production-Scheduling Shell for Agile Manufacturing," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-96-10, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1996

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Sadeh-Koniecpol_1996_404,
   author = "Norman Sadeh-Koniecpol and David W Hildum and Thomas J. Laliberty and Stephen Smith and John McA'Nulty and Dag Kjenstad",
   title = "An Integrated Process-Planning/Production-Scheduling Shell for Agile Manufacturing",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "May",
   year = "1996",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-96-10",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}