By Jan Olhager, Joakim Wikner (auth.), Prof. Dr. Andreas Drexl, Dr. Alf Kimms (eds.)

The good judgment of producing source making plans (MRP II) is im­ plemented in so much advertisement construction making plans software program instruments and is often accredited by way of practitioners. in spite of the fact that, those peo­ ple aren't happy with creation making plans and bitch approximately lengthy lead instances, excessive work-in-process, and backlogging. As many researchers have mentioned, the cause of those shortcomings is inherent to the tools which are used. The study neighborhood is therefore desirous to locate extra refined techniques. This publication is an try to collect a few state of the art paintings within the box of creation making plans examine. It comprises mate­ rial that one way or the other dominates the prevailing MRP II proposal. 15 ar­ ticles written by way of 36 authors from 10 international locations hide many facets on the topic of MRP II. All papers went via a single-blind refere­ eing technique ahead of they have been chosen for being released during this booklet. after we obtained papers for this factor, we stumbled on that MRP II is a subject approximately which not just administration scientists express curiosity. because the checklist of authors proves, commercial engineers, machine scientists, and-operations researchers from academia in addition to practitioners have contributed to this publication. This, we are hoping, makes the publication of worth for a large viewers. We thank all authors who submitted papers. And, we're in­ debted to Dr. Werner Muller from Springer for his help during this publication project.

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This is done as part of the knowledge acquisition process. Table 2. Performance Measure Certainty Factors Condition Certainty Factor MPS's performance measure value meets user requirement, or (0 s values b s bJ) and (a! 7 Testing the Knowledge-Based System From a commercial point of view, there has yet to be proposed an infallible method for evaluating the veracity of what the expert system concludes, as mentioned by Pedersen [11]. It is important to understand that errors can never show that a program is correct.

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