Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management

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

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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 it is based on qualitative material and analysed as an entity. Supporting technical research is based on agent-based prototype for mutual software system for industry network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch in purchasing and supply management
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association
    EditorsR. Calvi, N. Merminod
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event14th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association, IPSERA2005 - Archamps, France
    Duration: 20 Mar 200523 Mar 2005

    Conference

    Conference14th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association, IPSERA2005
    CountryFrance
    CityArchamps
    Period20/03/0523/03/05

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    Keywords

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

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    Helaakoski, H., Iskanius, P., Kipinä, J., Ojala, K., & Peltomaa, I. (2005). Agent technology for supporting real-time supply chain management. In R. Calvi, & N. Merminod (Eds.), Research in purchasing and supply management: Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association