ACS Applied Computer Science

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Decision making supported by task-oriented software tools plays a pivotal role in a modern enterprises. That is because commercially available ERP systems are not able to respond in an interactive on-line/real-time mode. It means a new generation of DSS that enable a fast prototyping of production flows in multiproject environment as well as an integrated approach to a layout planning, production routing, batch-sizing and scheduling problems is needed. In that context, the constraint logie programming techniąues allowing declarative representation of a decision making problem provide a quite attractive alternative. So, some issues regarding modelling of decision making and searching strategies development are discussed in the contribution. The results obtained are implemented in a software package supporting production flow planning in the SMEs. Illustrative example of the ILOG-based software application is provided.