Model-Driven Development of Multi-Agent Based Collaborative Planning Concepts for Heterarchical Supply Chains

  • Bernd Hellingrath
  • Peer Küppers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6867)


Decentralized coordination is of major importance in today’s production and logistics networks and subject to current supply chain management (SCM) research. This paper presents a multi-agent based framework in this research context that allows modeling and evaluating decentralized coordination mechanisms in heterarchical supply chains. The motivation, idea and architecture of the framework are presented. A concrete application of this framework is demonstrated by means of modeling and evaluating a current approach to decentralized coordination from SCM research. The focus of the paper lies on the modeling component of the framework.


Supply Chain Management Decentralized Coordination Collaborative Planning Multi-Agent System Modeling Multi-Agent System Application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Hellingrath
    • 1
  • Peer Küppers
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management WWU MünsterMünsterGermany

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