Real-Time Logistics and Virtual Experiment Fields for Adaptive Supply Networks

  • Michael TothEmail author
  • Klaus M. Liebler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


Deciding quickly and reliably are key factors for the successful management of adaptive supply networks. This requires real-time information about the current situation and anticipated future behavior in the supply chain. Furthermore, the actors in distribution networks need fast and reliable decision support. This paper presents a process model and implementation guidelines for the concept of Virtual Experiment Fields. This approach combines the knowledge of experienced human planners with a powerful simulation tool and reasoning engines. Through synergetic interaction, verified decisions in complex supply network will be available near real-time.


Supply Chain management Decision support Real world awareness Adaptive supply networks Virtual experiment fields Simulation Logistics assistance systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Supply Chain EngineeringFraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and LogisticsDortmundGermany

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