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|Title:||Using agent technology to support supply chain management:potentials and challenges|
Zhang, Jason J.
McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business
|Keywords:||Intelligent agent;Supply chain management;Agent collaboration;Agent negotiation;Multi-agent system;Business;Business|
|Series/Report no.:||Research and working paper series (Michael G. DeGroote School of Business)|
|Abstract:||<p>The focus of supply chain management has been shifted from production efficiency to customer-driven and partnership synchronization approaches. To implement this strategic shift requires high-level collaboration between supply chain partners. Software agent technology will have great potential in supporting collaboration in supply chain management. In this paper, we review the trend of supply chain management and analyze how agent technology can be applied to support collaboration in information sharing, operation cooperation, and dynamic cha1n configuration. We also review existing agent systems that support supply chain management at operational and strategic levels. Finally, we analyze the limitations of the agent approach and suggest future research directions.</p>|
|Description:||<p>22 p. ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-22). ;</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||DeGroote School of Business Working Paper Series|
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