Specifications for Integrating Expert Systems with Equipment Maintenance Management Systems to Optimize Equipment Investment Decisions.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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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.
- *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
- *EXPERT SYSTEMS
- *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
- DECISION MAKING
- CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
- ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
- Administration and Management
- Computer Programming and Software
- Civil Engineering