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The CrocodileAgent: A Software Agent for SCM Procurement Gaming

  • Tvrtko Milicic
  • Vedran Podobnik
  • Ana Petric
  • Gordan Jezic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5027)

Abstract

The Trading Agent Competition (TAC) is an international forum which promotes high-quality research regarding the trading agent problem. One of the TAC competitive scenarios is Supply Chain Management Procurement Challenge (SCM-PC) where three agents compete by buying components, assembling PCs from these components and selling the manufactured PCs to customers. The idea of SCM-PC is the development of agent-based systems that implement efficient business strategies, with special emphasis on the procurement processes. In this paper, we analyze the SCM-PC environment and describe the main features of the CrocodileAgent, our entry in the SCM-PC Competition.

Keywords

Supply Chain Management Software Agent Manufacturer Agent Spot Market Final Round 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tvrtko Milicic
    • 1
  • Vedran Podobnik
    • 1
  • Ana Petric
    • 1
  • Gordan Jezic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingZagrebCroatia

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