Modern manufacturing requires information systems that integrate process design and costing data, allowing rapid assessment of 'what if' scenarios. This book details the development of such systems with a focus on the data schema and user interface design.
Simmy Grewal is the founder and managing director of Simsoft Knowledge Systems Pty Ltd (www.simsoftks.com). The company was founded in 1998 to commercialise the results of research he led at the Australian Government research agency CSIRO. From 2003 to 2005 he also held the position of Professor of Product and Process Design under the Distinguished Professionals Scheme in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he lectured and researched in the area of process design and knowledge management. His career prior to joining CSIRO was in academia and industry in the UK and Ireland.