The author considers the cycle of decision making in the management of technological systems. A formalized model of the decision-making cycle is proposed. The article is describes the dependences for the time estimate of the decision-making cycle. Also, the author gives the validity of the decision-making concept in the management of automated production. The author gives as examples the variant method for determining of the feasibility and the method for determining of the feasibility by the external criterion.
Keywords: decision making, management, model, timing, information, factors, validity, computer-aided manufacturing, probability