A NOVEL APPROACH TO MODEL AND EVALUATE DYNAMIC AGILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS

Vipul Jain, Lyès Benyoucef

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel approach to model agility and introduce Dynamic Agility Index (DALi) through fuzzy intelligent agents. Generally, it is difficult to emulate human decision making if the recommendations of the agents are provided as crisp, numerical values. The multiple intelligent agents used in this study communicate their recommendation as fuzzy numbers to accommodate ambiguity in the opinion and the data used for modeling agility attributes for integrated supply chains. Moreover, when agents operate based on different criteria pertaining to agility like flexibility, profitability, quality, innovativeness, pro-activity, speed of response, cost, robustness etc for integrated supply chains, the ranking and aggregation of these fuzzy opinions to arrive at a consensus is complex. The proposed fuzzy intelligent agents approach provides a unique and unprecedented attempt to determine consensus in these fuzzy opinions and effectively model dynamic agility. The efficacy of the proposed approach is demonstrated with the help of an illustrative example.

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Jain V. and Benyoucef L. (2008). A NOVEL APPROACH TO MODEL AND EVALUATE DYNAMIC AGILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 93-100. DOI: 10.5220/0001684500930100


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Vipul Jain and Lyès Benyoucef},
title={A NOVEL APPROACH TO MODEL AND EVALUATE DYNAMIC AGILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={93-100},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001684500930100},
isbn={978-989-8111-39-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - A NOVEL APPROACH TO MODEL AND EVALUATE DYNAMIC AGILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - Jain V.
AU - Benyoucef L.
PY - 2008
SP - 93
EP - 100
DO - 10.5220/0001684500930100