A supply chain architecture based on multi-agent systems to support decentralized collaborative processes

Jorge E. Hernández, Raúl Poler, Josefa Mula

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In a supply chain management context, the enterprise architecture concept to efficiently support the collaborative processes among the supply chain members involved has been evolving. Each supply chain has an organizational structure that describes the hierarchical relationships among its members, ranging from centralized to decentralized organizations. From a decentralized perspective, each supply chain member is able to identify collaborative and non collaborative partners and the kind of information to be exchanged to support negotiation processes. The same concepts of organizational structure and negotiation rules can be applied to a multi-agent system. This paper proposes a novel supply chain architecture to support decentralized collaborative processes in supply chains by considering a multi-agent-based system modeling approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Networks
Subtitle of host publication10th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 7-9, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Iraklis Paraskakis
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642045677
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Supply chain management


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