MODELING INFIMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: APPLICATIONS TO PRODUCTION PLANNING.

James R. Burns, Vladimir I. Goryunov

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Abstract

Two methods for dynamical characterization of infimal management systems are presented together with a justification of the need for modeling such systems. The first method involves the infimal managers in an interactive management game approach. The second method requires the development of a knowledge base for each manager consisting of production rules which characterize each infimal manager's decision function. While the first method is expensive to carry out and difficult to administer and control, the second may suffer from inadequacies in the characterization of each infimal manager's decision function. An abstract formalism is presented together with a discussion of actual simulation experiments that were performed using the second method. These simulations involved dynamical models of three infimal management units acting in parallel to control the operation of a model of a real production process. The problems of coordination and control are dealt with in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages194-199
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1985

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