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Coordination of Supply Chain Activities: A Coalition-Based Approach

  • Dhouha Anane
  • Samir Aknine
  • Suzanne Pinson
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 283)

Companies operate in an environment increasingly demanding in terms of flexibility and reactivity. The introduction of the entities resulting from Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) in the management of enterprises prove to be an interesting technology to simulate and reproduce the collaborative and adaptive behaviors of enterprises. This article models the coordination of the various collaborative parties both inside and outside a supply chain using coordination methods of MAS mainly coalition formation mechanisms. In this paper, we present our agent modeling of supply chains, and then we detail the coalition formation algorithm. Lastly, we illustrate our approach with an example chosen in the industrial domain.

Keywords

Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Coalition Formation Coordination Method Supply Chain Activity 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhouha Anane
    • 1
  • Samir Aknine
    • 2
  • Suzanne Pinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Paris-Dauphine CNRS/LAMSADE UMR 7042Paris cedex 16France
  2. 2.Université Paris 6 Lip6ParisFrance

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