Decision Making

Decision Making in Complex Production Environment


This research studied human reasoning, decision making and human behaviour with respect to their influence on operation and process control in the complex aluminium smelting industrial environment. A decision making model, which synthesises the naturalistic decision making process, an advanced control model, as well as human and system interactive approach, was developed to provide guidance to staff in making operational and control decisions. A feedback model was also developed for decision making improvement. These concepts and models have been incorporated into a new system named Advanced Supervisory Control and Management System (ASCMS), which provided a means for verification of the models and hypothesis testing.