Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management

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

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    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
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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


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