Automating supply chain negotiations using autonomous agents: a case study in transportation logistics

Sander Van Der Putten, Valentin Robu, Han La Poutré, Annemiek Jorritsma, Margo Gal

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study for the application of agent-mediated negotiation techniques in transportation logistics. More specifically, we consider the interaction between several logistics service providers negotiating over the allocation of transportation orders. In this context, we show that automated negotiation techniques (especially multi-issue or multi-item negotiation) can bring significant advantages, by allowing parties to discover jointly profitable bundles (allocations) of orders. The model, evaluations and results reported in this paper concern the business processes of Vos Logistics, one of the largest European transportation logistic providers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, AAMAS 2006 : Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1506-1513
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1595933034, 9781595933034
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006), May 8–12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan - Hakodate, Japan
Duration: 8 May 200612 May 2006

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006), May 8–12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2006
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHakodate
Period8/05/0612/05/06
OtherAAMAS 2006 Workshop, TADA/AMEC 2006, Hakodate, Japan

Keywords

  • Automated negotiation
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation logistics

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