Knowledge-Based Support Systems for Long Range Planning

Donald W. Kosy and Vasant Dhar
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-83-21, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1983


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Abstract
Long range planning is the process by which an organization assesses its hture environment and develops specific plans of action to respond to, or change, that environment to achieve its goals. This report presents the results of a study of long range planning practices at one plant of a large US. computer firm, focusing on current and potential decision support systems (DDSs) for the quantitative aspects of the planning process. While it appears that the clerical tasks in the process can be computerized using current DSS technology, this technology does not help managers evaluate the credibility or quality of the plans made. An architecture is described for a system incorporating a much richer store of knowledge about planning variables which would allow the system itself to validate, explain, and justify its results. A concrete realization of such a system, called ROME, has becn designed and is currently under development. Design goals for ROME are presented and potential uses of the system are illustrated.

Notes
Grant ID: #F33615-86-C-5-38
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems

Text Reference
Donald W. Kosy and Vasant Dhar, "Knowledge-Based Support Systems for Long Range Planning," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-83-21, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1983

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{_1983_67,
   author = "Donald W. Kosy and Vasant Dhar",
   title = "Knowledge-Based Support Systems for Long Range Planning",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "1983",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-83-21",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}