Coordinating Decisions in a Supply-Chain Trading Agent

  • Wolfgang Ketter
  • John Collins
  • Maria Gini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 44)


An autonomous trading agent is a complex piece of software that must operate in a competitive economic environment. We identify the problem of decision coordination as a crucial element in the design of an agent for TAC SCM, and we review the published literature on agent design to discover a wide variety of approaches to this problem. We believe that the existence of such variety is an indication that much is yet to be learned about designing such agents.


Supply Chain Management Production Schedule Reserve Price Customer Demand Supply Market 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Ketter
    • 1
  • John Collins
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Gini
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of DISRSM Erasmus UniversityRotterdam
  2. 2.Dept of CSEUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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