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Intelligent System for Assisting Decisions in Advanced Product and Process Planning and Design

C. V. KIFOR, C. OPREAN, D. D. M. BANCIU
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
10 Victoriei Blv., 550024, Sibiu, Romania

Abstract: The current planning and advanced design systems of the products and processes require a higher complexity and this necessitates more than a single designer to accomplish it. The collaboration and teamwork represent the optimal way by which all the activities linked to the decision process can be realized. The current decision-assistance systems are designed to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the decision-makers by facilitating the information exchange, the way the information is accessed and used, the diminution of the specific deficiencies related with the design activities, the key-presence of some members, the social pressure, the inhibition of expression and so on. The IDDesign project presented in this paper aims at improving the decision – making process in advanced product and process quality planning and design, from identifying customer requirements, product / process planning, to prototype validation and production. It is our purpose to use modern tools that are related to intelligent decision support systems, and integrate them in process / product planning in order to reduce or eliminate the existing deficiencies, such as the geographical distribution of meeting participants, the subjectivism, and the dominant characters of some members, the social pressure, and the constraints.

Keywords: Design, APQP, Collaborative Decisions, FMEA.

Claudiu V. Kifor was born in Avrig, Sibiu county, Romania in 1970. BSc in Mechanical Engineering (1994), PhD in Industrial Engineering (2000) from “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu. Currently he is professor at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in the field of Quality Management and Engineering and also PhD advisor in Engineering and Management. He is author of 10 books and over 70 papers in the field of Industrial Engineering, Quality Management and Engineering. Mr. Kifor coordinated also 11 research projects in these fields. Invited professor at Aalbog University, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, IUT Rennes.

Constantin Oprean was born in Spring, Alba County, Romania, in 1948. He graduated as an engineer in Mechanical Engineering in 1971, gained his doctorate in Industrial Engineering in 1985 at the Polytechnic University Bucharest. He became professor in 1978 and PhD adviser in 1985 at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (LBUS), Sibiu, Romania, after gaining experience as an engineer in the industrial production field between 1971 and 1978. In 1992, Prof. Oprean was promoted to the position of Vice – Rector for Quality Management and Scientific Research at LBUS. In 2004 he was elected as Rector of “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu. Prof. Oprean is a recognized specialist in the fields of quality management, university management, strategic management and technological transfer. Prof Constantin Oprean is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of many international journals, and he has written over 24 books/handbooks and published 276 scientific papers, 82 of them being presented at international conferences. He is the author of 24 inventions and has coordinated over 50 scientific research projects at the national and international levels.

Dorin D. M. Banciu obtained his BSc. in Transport Engineering from the Technical University “POLITEHNICA of Bucharest in 1999 and his Master in Public Administration (MPA) from The National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest in 2003. He is currently a PhD student in Industrial Engineering at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania. His research interests include: quality and strategic management, intelligent transport systems and traffic management.

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C. V. KIFOR, C. OPREAN, D. D. M. BANCIU, Intelligent System for Assisting Decisions in Advanced Product and Process Planning and Design, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 18 (3), pp. 247-254, 2009.