Knowledge Engineering and Management
The purpose of this Knowledge Based System (KBS) is to aid Procurement Agents and Manufacturing Engineers in the selection of qualified vendors to fabricate company designed parts. Typically, no one has all of the required knowledge needed to select a suitable vendor for a broad range of custom parts. Required knowledge includes the ability to determine the parts' requirements, and knowledge of vendors' capabilities and their current performance. We believe that a KBS can be developed that would centralize all of the experts' knowledge into a common set of rules and procedures that includes feedback methods for vendors' performance.
Parmenter, Ron; McHenry, Steve; and Birang, Fred, "KBS Project Report Vendor Selection Expert System" (1990). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 478.