A decision support system framework for machine selection
CITATION: Nyanga, L., et al. 2014. A decision support system framework for machine selection. In SAIIE26 Proceedings, 14–16 July 2014, Muldersdrift, South Africa.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Selecting the right machinery to machine a part is a multi criteria decision making problem which is crucial in production planning. The process becomes more complex and tedious when one has to choose from a variety of machines available in an online registry. This paper investigates this decision making process with the objective to increase machineutilisation for small, medium and micro enterprises. A real time information based decision support system is necessary to assist the decision maker. A decision support system framework for machine selection for a manufacturing agent is proposed based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). A human expect uploads parameters for a part that has to be machines. Based on these parameters, suitable machines are sought for from an online machine registry and ranked according to their capability to produce the desired part.