Monthly Archives: July 2010

Better Access


I’ve added two three new entries in the menu at the top: Classification A classification scheme based on an old paper of mine. Current topics are Assignment, Scheduling, Transport, Personnel, Network and Other. Constraint Systems lists all constraint programming languages … Continue reading

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Intelligent Cabling System for Buildings


This post describes one of the early industrial CHIP applications, the LOCARIM system presented in “Serge Bourgault, Jean Pierre LePape, Gregor Baues, Frederic Deces, Daniel Mailharro, Frederique Terk. LOCARIM – Software for Designing Network Cabling in Buildings. In the 4th … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, 43 Specialized Construction Activities, 43.1 Electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, F Construction, Network, product/multiple installations | Leave a comment

Planning Catering Personnel for TGV Trains


The EPPER application was developed for the French catering firm Servair to manage their personnel assignment for the restaurant and bar services in the TGV Atlantique. This TGV service runs from Paris to Rennes, Nantes and Bordeaux and continues to … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, 56 Food and beverage service activities, 56.1 Restaurants and mobile food service activities, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, H Transportation and Storage, I Accommodation and Food Services, live application, Personnel, Transport | Leave a comment

Building Fighter Aircraft


Most scheduling tools are intended for operational use, to control the sequence of production in a factory on a day-to-day basis. The MOSES application described before is a good example of such an operational tool. The PLANE system described in … Continue reading

Posted in 1992, 30 Manufacture of other transport equipment, 30.3 Manufacture of air and space craft, C Manufacturing, CHIP, CP Conference, ECLiPSe, Practical Applications Conferences, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment

Car Sequencing


Henry Ford is often quoted as saying: “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” In the early years of using assembly lines for his model T, uniformity of product … Continue reading

Posted in 1988, 29 Manufacture of vehicles and trailers, 29.1 Manufacture of motor vehicles, benchmark, C Manufacturing, CHIP, ECAI, Scheduling | Leave a comment

PS Plate Manufacturing


I was involved in this project for Mitsubishi Chemical in Japan, but the project was still ongoing when I left COSYTEC. The initial design for the CHIP part of the system was done by Gregor Baues and myself. I’m basing … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, 25 Fabricated metal products, 25.6 Treatment and coating of metals, C Manufacturing, CHIP, live application, Scheduling | Leave a comment

More on Crude Blend Optimization


I’ve got some feedback from careful readers noting that I did not explain the crude blending optimization problem very well. I thought I would get away with it 🙂  I’ll try to do better, becoming a bit more technical. By … Continue reading

Posted in 19 Coke and refined petroleum, 19.2 Refined petroleum products, C Manufacturing, CHIP, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment