The Authors, of Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, describe in some detail the construction and functions of AUTOSTEEL, a computerised steel-information system developed by their company (a member of the Aker Group) and the Central Institute for Industrial Research, Norway. Development started in 1973, as a result of difficulties in material supply for a series of ULCCs; the problems were due, in part, to the Aker Group's need for a better steel-information system. AUTOSTEEL was completed in early 1976; MAPLIS, a system for materials other than steel was developed at the same time. The Aker Group's AGSIS, developed earlier, covered steel specifications and ordering data, but not internal data-handling. AUTOSTEEL takes specification information from AGSIS and delivery data from the steel suppliers; it works in association with a production plan generated by the PLASS system. It can also be used independently, using information collected manually. The paper includes further information on AUTOSTEEL, and in particular its functions as part of an overall information-system family.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprints of International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design (ICCAS), Gothenburg, June 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North-Holland Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Heldal, O J
    • MILCH, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00148843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ish Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM