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Integrated Multi-Agent-Based System for Agile Supply Chain Management

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2 Author(s)
Chang Yang ; School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, 150001, P.R. China. E-MAIL: ; Yu-qiang Feng

Nowadays agile supply chain management has got much attention and become a new competitive methodology. One of its most important characteristics is the ability to reconfigure dynamically and quickly according to demand changes in the market. In this paper, concepts and characteristics of agile supply chain are discussed and then an integrated system for agile supply chain management is presented based on multi-agent theory, in which the supply chain is managed by a set of intelligent agents for one or more activities. Agent functionalities and responsibilities are defined respectively. It is necessary that it has potential for practical application

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2006 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics

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13-16 Aug. 2006