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Agent-based workflow approach to the design and development of cross-enterprise information systems

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3 Author(s)
Qi Xu ; Comput. Center, Ningxia Univ., Yinchuan, China ; R. Qiu ; Fuyuan Xu

In today's highly dynamic business environment the realization of high performance of a contemporary supply chain would not only ensure individual production entities with a needed operational efficiency, but also make the whole chain realize truly value adding and the promised synergy: high on-time delivery rates, short production lead-time, and cost-effective business operations. This article proposed a new framework in support of various levels coordination across enterprises by taking advantage of workflow automation and software agent technologies. Event-driven modeling and effective interactivity are proposed for the execution of coordinative tasks.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

5-8 Oct. 2003