Agent-Based Supply Network Event Management by Roland Zimmermann

By Roland Zimmermann

"Supply Chain occasion administration (SCEM)" is without doubt one of the significant subject matters in application-oriented provide Chain administration. notwithstanding, many ideas lack conceptual precision and presently on hand client-server SCEM-systems are ill-suited for complicated offer networks in contemporary enterprise setting. Agent-based proactive info logistics grants to beat current deficits through offering event-related info to all members within the dispensed setting. therefore, follow-up bills of disruptive occasions are considerably lowered for all community members and function of a provide community is elevated. during this publication a radical research of the development administration challenge area is the place to begin to boost a typical agent-based method of offer community occasion administration. the main target lies on sensible problems with occasion administration (e.g. semantic interoperability) and monetary merits to be accomplished with agent expertise during this cutting-edge challenge domain.Customer ReviewsBe the 1st to put in writing a review!"

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2-8). 1 Interdependencies in Supply Networks During the search process order relationships OR ji between orders and suborders have to be taken into account. 2. Requirements of an Event Management Solution 21 ception of event information communicated from network partners regarding suborders. In the aggregation and interpretation process data from different network partners has to be aggregated and interpreted to evaluate effects of disruptive events that occurred in the network. In the distribution process order relationships determine potentially affected network partners that have to be informed proactively.

Distribution of supply network costs Most benefits of a SNEM solution are realized by customers and customers of customers in a supply network (see fig. 2-12 and fig. 2-13). This is considered a fair constellation, since in the situation without a SNEM solution most costs are incurred by those partners not responsible for the initial disruptive event. This insight corresponds to the empirical 32 Chapter 2. 1. A SNEM solution that effectively reduces ∆T x is able to reduce supply network costs directly associated with disruptive events (in the scenario described above nearly 60%) and assures a fairer distribution of remaining costs among supply network partners.

180). g. on product characteristics during product development instead of during production) the higher is the leverage effect on efficiency. 26 Chapter 2. Event Management in Supply Networks action is available and lower costs associated with the DE are incurred. A gain in flexibility is realized which is indicated by the longer time for reaction. 2 Reduction of Event-related Costs Detailed analysis of the benefits described above is based on a cost function similar to that depicted in fig. 2-9.

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