Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management

Heli Helaakoski, Päivi Iskanius, Irina Peltomaa, Janne Kipinä, Kaija Ojala

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Abstract

Information and communication technology is an important enabler of effective Supply Chain Management (SCM). Emerging new technologies have created new possibilities for developing SCM systems and e-business solutions. Recently, the software agent technology has been studied for supporting effective information management in business networks. This paper introduces a business network, where shared information of the network improves lead-time, cost efficiency and faculty for customer service. The research is conducted as a case study in a steel product industry network in Finland and is based on qualitative material and analysed as an entity. The supporting technical research is based on an agent-based prototype for a mutual software system for an industry network.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-375
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • agent technology application
  • steel product industry
  • supply chain management

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Helaakoski, Heli ; Iskanius, Päivi ; Peltomaa, Irina ; Kipinä, Janne ; Ojala, Kaija. / Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management. In: International Journal of Agile Systems and Management. 2006 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 360-375.
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Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management. / Helaakoski, Heli; Iskanius, Päivi; Peltomaa, Irina; Kipinä, Janne; Ojala, Kaija.

In: International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2006, p. 360-375.

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