Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

17.3 Extensions Arising from the Variant-Oriented Concept

Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on expert systems and knowledge-based systems. Explain the implementation of production rules. Present a data model for parameterized representation of a product family.



Chapter 7 covered the various techniques for planning & controlling product concepts such as product families and products produced to customer specification. Variants in bills of material and routing sheets were introduced in Section 7.3 as the production rules of an expert system for handling product families with many variants. This section explains the extensions arising from this approach, that is, the associated tools and objects.


Course section 17.3: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes



Course 17: Sections and their intended learning outcomes

  • Course 17 – Representation and System Management of Logistic Objects

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe order data in sales, distribution, production, and procurement. Explain in detail master data for products and processes. Disclose extensions arising from the variant-oriented and the processor-oriented concepts. Produce an overview on the management of product and engineering data.

  • 17.1 Order Data in Sales, Distribution, Production, and Procurement

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the data structure of customers and suppliers. Describe the general data structure of orders in sales and distribution, production, and procurement. Disclose the data structure of the order and partial order header as well as the order position.

  • 17.2 The Master Data for Products and Processes

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe master data of products, product structure, components, and operations. Explain the data structure of item master, bill of material, and where-used list. Disclose the data structure of work center master data, the work center hierarchy, as well as for operation, routing sheet, production equipment, bill of production equipment, and bill of tools.

  • 17.3 Extensions Arising from the Variant-Oriented Concept

    Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on expert systems and knowledge-based systems. Explain the implementation of production rules. Present a data model for parameterized representation of a product family.