A multi-criterion based generic product and process development system

King Lun Tommy Choy, John S K Chan, Keith C M Kwok, Anthony Yam

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Abstract

During a new product development cycle, it is important to focus and integrate relevant information into the stages of product conceptualization, design and development so that they can be used for product and process design effectively. In this paper, a multi-criterion based generic product and process development system (GPDS), which integrates knowledge-based technologies of rule-based expert system (RBES) and case-based reasoning (CBR) is proposed to facilitate product and process development. While RBES is adopted for sorting product design criteria, relevant past cases are retrieved by the CBR system during the product and process design stages. In doing so, previous knowledge in term of rules and past practices will be made use of during the product and process design stages, resulting in an enhancement of design and operations efficiency. By applying GPDS in Hasbro Fast East Limited, the new product design life cycle is greatly shortened with significant reduction in the total development cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006
Pages2492-2503
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 20 Jun 200623 Jun 2006

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period20/06/0623/06/06

Keywords

  • Case-based reasoning
  • Product and process development
  • Rule-based expert system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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