Accession Number : ADA255306


Title :   Specifications for Integrating Expert Systems with Equipment Maintenance Management Systems to Optimize Equipment Investment Decisions.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Fuerst, Michael J ; Jacobs, Bruce ; Hicks, Donald K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255306.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Improved management of public works, mobile construction equipment, and other publicly and privately owned fleets can yield significant cost savings through reduced operating expenses, smaller fleet size, and increased availability of these resources. To gain these benefits, the Army has funded research into combining the data contained in modem equipment maintenance management systems with optimization techniques, expert systems, and managerial judgment. This study outlines the underlying concepts and specifications for a model that will consider downtime and its effects, enable equipment trade-off analyses, and suggest fleet sizes and replacement policies, based on consideration of operating environment, demand patterns, and expected maintenance costs. equipment and supplies, maintenance and repair.


Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT , MAINTENANCE , OPTIMIZATION , POLICIES , COMMERCE , ENVIRONMENTS , DECISION MAKING , MANAGEMENT , MODELS , SPECIFICATIONS , COSTS , AVAILABILITY , REPAIR , CONSTRUCTION , MOBILE , GAIN , YIELD , CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT , DOWNTIME , SAVINGS , BENEFITS , MODEMS , ARMY , SUPPLIES , PATTERNS , REPLACEMENT , RESOURCES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE