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Expert Provisioner, a knowledge-based provisioning system prototype, was designed to support RAF Range Managers in the procurement of consumable supplies. The system consists of a graphical user interface to display the procurement item requisition information and a consultation style interface to a knowledge based system.

The RAF wished to have a better understanding of their purchasing commitments as well as a improving the consistency and quality of purchase decisions. By linking into existing procurement information and providing a knowledge based decision aid, Expert Provisioner allows the RAF to know exactly what has been bought, what it cost and why it is needed, thereby reducing the uncertainty of procurement budgets near financial year-ends and wastage caused by over-ordering. Not only this, but it allowed the RAF to take advantage of price breaks for large orders and maintained consistency throughout order processing.

Expert Provisioner was successfully evaluated by end users and a full production system was developed in collaboration with AIAI.
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