Configuration 2007

Author(s) Guy A. Narboni
Country France
Affiliation Implexe
Title A Tentative Approach for Integrating Sales with Technical Configuration
Keywords Classification, Configuration, Constraints, Knowledge Representation, Methodology
Abstract Sales and technical configuration occur at two different steps in make-to-order business processes for manufacturing. They follow different objectives and, above all, involve different skills. When it comes to computerizing both sales and engineering forces, what are the best options for application development? Considering the costs of updating rule-based systems in practice, we suggest a methodology to alleviate the overall maintenance problem of corporate configuration knowledge bases.

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Workshop on Configuration
July 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.