A SYSTEM FOR QUICK CONTAINER TERMINAL CAPACITY AUDIT BY FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEM APPROACH
AbstractContainer terminal capacity should be periodically reviewed. It has to be audited against demand and current performance. A system that allows quick capacity audit is required so that terminal managers are promptly informed of their terminal capacity usage. A quick audit system based on a simple yet effective approach is advantages since an extensive audit exercise is costly and time consuming. This paper presents a quick capacity audit system based on fuzzy expert system approach. The audit system was model based on capacity planning ideas extracted from UNCTAD (1985) and Thomas (1987). CLIPS expert system shell has been used and the logic was developed using fuzzy approach so that it mimics human mode of reasoning and approximation.
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