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JSW 2011 Vol.6(8): 1498-1505 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.8.1498-1505

Research on Mobile Agent System for Agile Supply Chain Management

Wenjuan Wang1, 2, Weihui Dai2, Weidong Zhao2, Tong Li, Fei Yu3, Chen Xu3
1School of Software, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, P.R.China
2School of Software, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, P.R.China
3Guangdong Province Key Lab of Electronic Commerce Market Application Technology, Guangdong University of Business Studies, Guangzhou, China

Abstract—Today’s competition between companies has been turned into the competition between their supply chains. To satisfy the rapidly changing demand in global market, Supply Chain Management (SCM) must be agile and flexible enough. In agile SCM, some intelligent activities, such as negotiation, decision and collaboration, have become the “bottleneck” to improve its performance. This paper explored the application of Mobile Agent (MA) to deal with the intelligent activities in SCM and thereof improve its agile capability. First, a mobile agent-based agile SCM work model was presented, and then the development of mobile agent and its application in that SCM were discussed. Finally, the mobile agent system for agile SCM was described by the case of flower trading. It can deal with the trading processes intelligently and automatically.

Index Terms—mobile agent, multi-agent system, agile supply chain, supply chain management, intelligent


Cite: Wenjuan Wang, Weihui Dai, Weidong Zhao, Tong Li, Fei Yu, Chen Xu, "Research on Mobile Agent System for Agile Supply Chain Management," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 1498-1505, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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