A coordination framework for distributed supply chains

Chan, Hing K. and Chan, Felix Tung Sun (2004) A coordination framework for distributed supply chains. Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 5. pp. 4535-4540.

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Supply chain is a network of cooperating organizations that are involved through upstream and downstream linkages. Such a complex system cannot be modeled simply by mathematical equations without simplification of the problem. Recently, multi-agent system (MAS) is proposed as a modeling technique to represent supply chain networks. In fact, many application problems in MAS that are concerned with finding a consistent combination of agent actions can be formalized as distributed constraints satisfaction problem (DCSP). The main purpose of This work is to propose a novel coordination framework by adopting the DCSP philosophy for distributed supply chains, which are modeled by MAS, subjected to uncertainties. Simulation results indicate that the proposed mechanism outperforms traditional stochastic modeling in solving supply chain dynamics in terms of total cost and fill rate of the system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: modeling and simulation of supply chain management,supply chain coordination and optimization
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 11:52
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45164
DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2004.1401246

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