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Proceedings of the 2002 ACM symposium on Applied computing - SAC '02
A multi-agent system architecture for coordination of just-in-time production and distribution is presented. The problem to solve is two-fold: first the right amount of resources at the right time should be produced, and then these resources should be distributed to the right consumers. In order to solve the first problem, which is hard when the production and/or distribution time is relatively long, each consumer is equipped with an agent that makes predictions of future needs that it sends todoi:10.1145/508848.508851 fatcat:sx2iseffq5eo3fotqu3hqhc3uu