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A Multi-agent Supply Chain Simulation Analysis through a Statistical Mixed Model

Alexandra Seco, Carlos Vieira
2014 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
In this paper, data from a supply chain simulation model, which is based on the multi-agent system simulation approach, was considered.  ...  Supply chain coordination is a problem that arises in a supply chain and it is necessary to understand and analyse it as a set of dependencies both in physical flows, as well as in informational flows.  ...  In this paper, a SC simulation model, which is based on the multi-agent system (MAS) simulation approach, where the performance of multi-product, multi-echelon SC, subject to different sets of operational  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.079 fatcat:exhw5ja36nfy5pn4ckgxrdo2sy

Supplier selection in an agent based pharmaceutical supply chain: An application of TOPSIS and PROMETHEE Π

Narges Pourghahreman, Ali Rajabzadeh Qhatari
2015 Uncertain Supply Chain Management  
This paper ranks criteria influencing on behavior of a medicine manufacturer agent when its goal is to select the supplier agents to interact with across a pharmaceutical agent based supply chain.  ...  Having a supply chain is an unavoidable fact and all companies should focus on if they wish to survive in the competitive business world.  ...  Meisam Pourghahreman for editing the original manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.5267/j.uscm.2015.4.001 fatcat:tqsw3252g5c5di5fde7bupm4r4

Effects of trust-based decision making in disrupted supply chains

Rozhin Doroudi, Pedro Sequeira, Stacy Marsella, Ozlem Ergun, Rana Azghandi, David Kaeli, Yifan Sun, Jacqueline Griffin, Baogui Xin
2020 PLoS ONE  
We use multiagent simulations where each agent represents a key decision maker in a pharmaceutical supply chain.  ...  To explore these issues, we model a pharmaceutical supply chain with boundedly rational artificial decision makers capable of reasoning about the motivations and behaviors of others.  ...  Simulating the Beer Game setting, [28] and [29] studied trust dynamics in a multi-echelon supply chain with more than one agent in each echelon.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0224761 pmid:32069295 pmcid:PMC7028279 fatcat:sgkfu4pcu5bt5jlyqc5yfjsbqu

Process industry supply chains: Advances and challenges

Nilay Shah
2005 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
A large body of work exists in process industry supply chain optimisation.  ...  We describe the state of the art of research in infrastructure design, modelling and analysis and planning and scheduling, together with some industrial examples.  ...  The multi-agent-based approach is a powerful technique for simulating this sort of system.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2005.02.023 fatcat:ehj5uqnjy5brlg6lc64vgzkgra

Towards a cloud computing in the service of green logistics

Zineb Benotmane, Ghalem Belalem, Abdelkader Neki
2018 International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management  
As a scenario, we've chosen the case of a virtual pharmaceutical wholesaler, and we have formulated the problem for command preparation process.  ...  In this paper, we propose a multi-agent system based on a cloud computing platform called system agent cloud logistics (SACL), which aims to measure the economic, environmental and social performances  ...  Considering the operational decision-making level, the objective of this article is to design a multi-agent system based on CC called SACL, for the sustainability of supply chain, including: CC technology  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijlsm.2018.088579 fatcat:5hfn6m75hjhkrop7iosvo2bm24

An Agent-Based Simulation Model for Supply Chain Collaborative Technological Innovation Diffusion

H. P. Zhang
2015 International Journal of Simulation Modelling  
An agent-based model of collaborative supply chain technological innovation including the supplier agents, manufacture agents and customer agents is established in this paper, and the simulation experiments  ...  Zhang: An Agent-Based Simulation Model for Supply Chain Collaborative Technological ... 314 beneficial technological innovation adopted by individual enterprise, the follows will simulate this innovation  ...  In the agent-based simulation model of supply chain collaborative technological innovation, there is a close interaction between the suppliers and manufacturers.  ... 
doi:10.2507/ijsimm14(2)co6 fatcat:wtztfhnfbnfyximzsmmosijagq

Agent-based supply chain management—1: framework

Nirupam Julka, Rajagopalan Srinivasan, I Karimi
2002 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
The first part of the paper describes the framework while the second part illustrates its application to a refinery supply chain.  ...  In this two-part paper, we propose a unified framework for modeling, monitoring and management of supply chains.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge financial support provided by The Logistics Institute */Asia Pacific, National University of Singapore.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0098-1354(02)00150-3 fatcat:skbtepo5v5eldacsuz23gtdkdu

Integrated methodological frameworks for modelling agent-based advanced supply chain planning systems: A systematic literature review

Luis Antonio Santa-Eulalia, Georgina Halladjian, Sophie D'Amours, Jean-Marc Frayret
2011 Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management  
This paper provides a systematic literature review of recent developments in methodological frameworks for the modelling and simulation of agent-based advanced supply chain planning systems.  ...  In addition, we noted in general terms that the notion of advanced supply chain planning is not considered unambiguously, that the social and individual aspects of the agent society are not taken into  ...  Committee of the TÉLUQ-UQAM) for their financial support.  ... 
doi:10.3926/jiem.326 fatcat:uq5j52s4xfh4fb5xplnqo266am

A Proposed Framework for Improving Supply Chain Management using Block Chain

Atef Ghalwash, Shimaa Ouf, Marina Wassef
2022 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Through the formationof block chain, supplies and multi agent systems.  ...  Table (4) Present the current limitation in the supply chain isn't a recent problem, in a multi-agent system is suggested to management and the impact of applying blockchain  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2022921893 fatcat:4uuv32k3xfg3lkiuho3woywbvy

Simulation based optimization of a stochastic supply chain considering supplier disruption: An agent-based modeling and reinforcement learning

A. Aghaie, M. Hajian Heidary
2018 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
Hence, an agent-based simulation approach has been developed to simulate the supply chain and transactions between retailers and unreliable suppliers.  ...  In this paper a multi-period stochastic supply chain with demand uncertainty and supplier disruption is modeled.  ...  In addition, Jiang and Sheng [24] developed a multi-agent reinforcement learning for a supply chain network with stochastic demand. Kim et al.  ... 
doi:10.24200/sci.2018.20789 fatcat:vcs7sfxh6rcpto6debktc7fbze

Purchasing Planning and Order Allocation in the Pharmaceutical Sustainable Supply Chain with Using Theoretical-Graph (GT-MP- DM) (Case Study: Supplying the clotting factor for patients with hemophilia)

Mahdi Moradi, Fariborz Jolai
2018 International Journal of Supply and Operations Management  
Regarding to the significance of the clotting agents in health and life of the hemophilia patients, it is especially important to provide and supply this drug from the safe companies and the amount of  ...  and, decision makers.This article presents a framework for supplier selection from sustainability perspective.In this study, along with the sustainability criteria, the other criteria and sub-criteria  ...  -In addition, this is considered a multi-product and multi-period supply chain.  ... 
doi:10.22034/2018.4.5 doaj:8a358b008f1f4a3d895c205f53381862 fatcat:xkheida2ojezni2cf4mnjlnfyi

Designing a resilient supply chain: An approach to reduce drug shortages in epidemic outbreaks

Jose Lozano-Diez, Jose Marmolejo-Saucedo, Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar
2018 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology  
The risk of supply chain disruption leads to the development of resilient supply chains that are capable of reacting effectively.  ...  RESULTS: We present the results of a hypothetical study on the impact of COVID-19 on a regional supply network.  ...  The design of a resilient medicine supply chain that can serve as a response to unexpected risks in the health system requires the participation of the different agents involved in the supply chain, in  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164260 fatcat:lslat65wgfe5jntx6ketv5o4vm

Recent Trends and Challenges in Planning and Scheduling of Chemical-Pharmaceutical Plants [chapter]

Samuel Moniz, Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa, Jorge Pinho de Sousa
2015 Studies in Big Data  
This paper discusses the current trends in optimization methods for solving planning and scheduling problems in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.  ...  The heterogeneous demand, characteristic of the complex drug development cycle, asks for mixed planning strategies capable of increasing the resources utilization and the plant output, and of dealing with  ...  ), through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and by national funds, through the Portuguese funding agency, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24154-8_15 fatcat:ezbdkaac4re3fcjq45mbmmyl24

Pharmaceutical supply chains: key issues and strategies for optimisation

Nilay Shah
2004 Computers and Chemical Engineering  
A good understanding of what actually drives the supply chain dynamics is also required.  ...  Only a small proportion of this work directly addresses the issues faced in the pharmaceutical sector.  ...  Acknowledgements The author is very grateful to Gabriel Gatica, Jonatan Gjerdrum and Lazaros Papageorgiou for their contributions to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2003.09.022 fatcat:asabrysvwngexabfhalgq4x3eq

Simulation Optimization of Manufacturing Takt Time for a Leagile Supply Chain with a De-coupling Point

Laxmi Narayan Pattanaik, Department of Production Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India
2021 International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management  
Acknowledgements The author wish to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their valued review and suggestions to improve the content and presentation of the paper.  ...  Funding This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.  ...  Komoto and other authors [20] in their paper on multi-objective reconfiguration method of supply chains through discrete event simulation worked on a case study to show how the multi-objective optimization  ... 
doi:10.24867/ijiem-2021-2-280 fatcat:6ispyujxmbhxvbbdkqmpstkny4
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