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Multi-Agent System Interaction in Integrated SCM\ud

By Ritu Sindhu, Abdul Wahid and G. N. Purohit

Abstract

Coordination between organizations on strategic, tactical and operation levels leads to more effective and efficient supply chains. Supply chain management is increasing day by day in modern enterprises.. The environment is becoming competitive and many enterprises will find it difficult to survive if they do not make their sourcing, production and distribution more efficient. Multi-agent supply chain management has recognized as an effective methodology for supply chain management. Multi-agent systems (MAS) offer new methods compared to conventional, centrally organized architectures in the scope of supply chain management (SCM). Since necessary data are not available within the whole supply chain, an integrated approach for production planning and control taking into account all the partners involved is not feasible. In this study we show how MAS architecture interacts in the integrated SCM architecture with the help of various intelligent agents to highlight the above problem

Topics: Dynamical Systems
Publisher: International Journal of Computer Science Issues, IJCSI
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:6723

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