Authors: Kanokporn Kungwalsong, Voratas Kachitvichyanukul
Addresses: Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand. ' Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Abstract: This paper presents a Decision Support System (DSS) for integrating tactical and operational decisions in a manufacturing system that is operated in a job shop environment. The system consists of a planning module, a scheduling module, a support database and graphical user interface. The key features are the inclusion of bills of materials and processes in the scheduling module and the option to freeze a part of the previous schedule to allow for multiple pass scheduling exercises. The rationale in designing, developing and implementing the system is discussed in this paper.
Keywords: integrated planning; scheduling integration; data driven modelling; tactical decisions; operational decisions; decision support systems; DSS; job shop scheduling; production planning; manufacturing control; bill of materials; BOM; multiple pass scheduling.
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.151 - 161
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