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A multi-agent approach towards collaborative supply chain management
Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)
  • Xin Li, University of Wollongong
  • Sim K. Lau, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
12452
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Publication Details

Lau, S. K. & Li, X. (2005). A multi-agent approach towards collaborative supply chain management. In B. Liu (Eds.), International Conference on Electronic Business (pp. 929-935). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Abstract
Supply chain collaboration has become a critical success factor for supply chain management and effectively improves the performance of organizations in various industries. Supply chain collaboration builds on information sharing, collaborative planning and execution. Information technology is an important enabler of collaborative supply chain management. Many information systems have been developed for supply chain management from legacy systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP) into the newly developed advanced planning and scheduling system (APS) and e-commerce solutions. However, these systems do not provide sufficient support to achieve collaborative supply chain. Recently, intelligent agent technology and multi-agent system (MAS) have received a great potential in supporting transparency in information flows of business networks and modeling of the dynamic supply chain for collaborative supply chain planning and execution. This paper explores the similarities between multi-agent system and supply chain system to justify the use of multi-agent technology as an appropriate approach to support supply chain collaboration. In addition, the framework of the multi-agent-based collaborative supply chain management system will be presented.
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International Conference on Electronic Business
Citation Information
Xin Li and Sim K. Lau. "A multi-agent approach towards collaborative supply chain management" (2005) p. 929 - 935
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/slau/20/