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Multi-agent based supply chain management with dynamic reconfiguration capability

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Zili ZhangZili Zhang, L Tao
Supply chain management (SCM) has received increased attention in a globally challenging environment as companies face the necessity to improve customer service and maximize profit. Therefore, dynamic reconfiguration capability is vital for supply chain management to respond to changing customer requirements and operating environments. On the other hand, for its flexible and autonomous characteristics, multi-agent systems are a viable technology for SCM, and have been widely applied in SCM. To this end, dynamic reconfiguration in agent-based SCM systems is proposed from autonomy oriented computing point of view. The performance of agent-based SCM with dynamic reconfiguration is evaluated under a modified TAC SCM scenario. With a dynamic reconfigurable SCM system, new products and processes can be introduced with considerably less expense and ramp-up time.



IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (2008 : Sydney, N.S.W.)


92 - 95


IEEE Computer Society Press


Sydney, N.S.W.

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Piscataway, N.J.

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2008, IEEE


L Jain, M Gini, B Faltings, T Terano, C Zhang, N Cercone, L Cao

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IAT 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology

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