Agent-Based Model of Kanban Flows in the Environment with High Demand Variances

  • Paulina Golińska
  • Joanna Oleśków-Szłapka
  • Agnieszka Stachowiak
  • Paweł Rudiak
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 71)


The following paper introduces a very interesting and quite common problem of dealing with high demand variance. The company, in which the problem was identified, is of automotive industry and it produces elements of vehicles interior furnishing. The flows of materials and information in the company are presented and discussed and kanbans used to manage the flows are introduced. The solution of the problem is presented, as well as its model based on multi-agent model. The model is to be used in simulation testing efficiency of solution suggested in dynamic environment.


Kanban High-demand Agent-based model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulina Golińska
    • 1
  • Joanna Oleśków-Szłapka
    • 1
  • Agnieszka Stachowiak
    • 1
  • Paweł Rudiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Management Engineering, Department of Informatics and ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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