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Internet-enabled collaborative agent-based supply chains
Author(s): Weiming Shen; Rob Kremer; Douglas H. Norrie
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents some results of our recent research work related to the development of a new Collaborative Agent System Architecture (CASA) and an Infrastructure for Collaborative Agent Systems (ICAS). Initially being proposed as a general architecture for Internet based collaborative agent systems (particularly complex industrial collaborative agent systems), the proposed architecture is very suitable for managing the Internet enabled complex supply chain for a large manufacturing enterprise. The general collaborative agent system architecture with the basic communication and cooperation services, domain independent components, prototypes and mechanisms are described. Benefits of implementing Internet enabled supply chains with the proposed infrastructure are discussed. A case study on Internet enabled supply chain management is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4208, Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411771
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Weiming Shen, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Rob Kremer, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Douglas H. Norrie, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4208:
Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing
Nina M. Berry, Editor(s)

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