A KNOWLEDGE-BASED EXPERT-SYSTEM FOR TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SCALE MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATIONS


BAYRAKTAR D., GOZLU S.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, vol.27, pp.285-288, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Consistent and reliable decision making for technology acquisition in small and medium scale manufacturing organizations is vitally important since these firms are the backbone of national economies, both in developed and developing countries. Because of their flexibility, small and medium scale firms are successful in adopting new technologies, However, a careful analysis should be conducted in technology acquisition decisions. Since these decisions require special type of knowledge and expertise, expert system, as an important tool of computerized decision making, can overcome these multidimensional difficulties.