Modeling Supply Chain Formation in Multiagent Systems

  • William E. Walsh
  • Michael P. Wellman
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1788)


Supply chain formation is an important problem in the commercial world, and can be improved by greater automated support. Hence, the multiagent systems community should work to develop new solutions to the problem. The problem is complex and challenging, and a complete model must encompass a number of issues. In this paper we highlight some issues that must be understood to make progress in modeling supply chain formation.


Supply Chain Multiagent System Task Allocation Resource Contention Feasible Allocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Walsh
    • 1
  • Michael P. Wellman
    • 1
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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