@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2435,
	  title     = {Optimising Business Rules in the Services Sector},
	  author    = {Alan Dormer},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Business rules are widely used within the services
sector. They provide consistency and allow relatively unskilled staff
to process complex transactions correctly. But there are many
examples where the rules themselves have an impact on the costs and
profits of an organisation. Financial services, transport and human
services are areas where the rules themselves can impact the bottom
line in a predictable way. If this is the case, how can we find that set
of rules that maximise profit, performance or customer service, or
any other key performance indicators? The manufacturing, energy
and process industries have embraced mathematical optimisation
techniques to improve efficiency, increase production and so on. This
paper explores several real world (but simplified) problems in the
services sector and shows how business rules can be optimised. It
also examines the similarities and differences between the service
and other sectors, and how optimisation techniques could be used to
deliver similar benefits.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {2580 - 2584},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2435},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/70},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 70, 2012},