A Hybrid Push-Pull Model Based MultiAgent Supply-Chain System With Equilibrium Analysis

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Finance and Supply Chain Management

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This paper describes the design of UAM-TAC, a multi-agent based supply-chain system that will compete in TAC SCM (Trading Agent Competition Supply Chain Management) 2007. UAM-TAC consists of a procurement agent, an inventory agent, a production agent, a bidding agent and a delivery agent. By employing the equilibrium policy derived from the projected dynamic system, UAM-TAC establishes a game-theoretic hybrid push-pull model to control the supply chain system through the interactions among the agents. The game performance demonstrates that UAM-TAC is very responsive to the market price fluctuations and capacity variability. It's observed that the component costs and selling price could be controlled at a reasonable level.


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IAT '07 Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology


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