Designing a Flexible Supply Chain Network with Autonomous Agents

Takaki Matsune, Katsuhide Fujita

Abstract

This paper proposes a supply chain model that enables companies with a software agent to construct a flexible supply chain network automatically, assuming the network is composed of many competitors. Unlike the traditional supply chain model including agents, it is impossible to manage the behavior of all companies directly in the structure of the supply chain network. Each company can handle only its own strategy or planning. We also propose a simple strategy for manufacturing agents focusing on individual profit. Our experimental results demonstrate that our agents can make a supply chain network structure that produces profits in the small-to-medium-scale scenario under some sample models of various scales.

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in Harvard Style

Matsune T. and Fujita K. (2019). Designing a Flexible Supply Chain Network with Autonomous Agents.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-350-6, pages 194-201. DOI: 10.5220/0007392401940201


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart19,
author={Takaki Matsune and Katsuhide Fujita},
title={Designing a Flexible Supply Chain Network with Autonomous Agents},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2019},
pages={194-201},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007392401940201},
isbn={978-989-758-350-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Designing a Flexible Supply Chain Network with Autonomous Agents
SN - 978-989-758-350-6
AU - Matsune T.
AU - Fujita K.
PY - 2019
SP - 194
EP - 201
DO - 10.5220/0007392401940201