An intelligent system to identify the appropriate organization for a factory

  • Julio Macedo
  • Rafael Ruiz Usano
Industrial Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 856)


Most of the factories implement hybrid organizations that include one or more elements of the well known integrated organizations (craft production, mass production, just-in-time). This paper presents a new intelligent system that helps to conceive the appropriate hybrid organization for a factory. The suggested system is a knowledge base connected to a set of system dynamics models with neural network structure, named intelligent reference models. The knowledge base verifies if the logics of the current factory organization matches a reference model. If yes, a simulation by optimization of the reference model allows to conceive the appropriate organization for the factory.


System Dynamics Neural Networks Expert Systems Manufacturing Systems Total Quality Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio Macedo
    • 1
  • Rafael Ruiz Usano
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Stratégies IndustriellesPincourtCanada
  2. 2.School of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of SevillaSevillaSpain

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