Integrated Optimization and Multi-agent Technology for Combined Production and Transportation Planning
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Systems and Software Engineering2005 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
In this research project, an integration of multi-agent technology and optimization techniques is suggested for the combined production and transport planning problem in a transport chain. The chain consists of a producer, a transport operator, and a number of customers. Optimization decomposition techniques use (dual) prices of resources to coordinate the generation of different plans in the so called sub-problems. We argue that these dual prices and generated plans can enhance the multi-agent based approach. By using the agent technology, we can better resemble the interactions between real planners reallocating resources. A transport chain within the food industry has been selected for validating the developed solution method.
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IEEE , 2005.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8761Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo32BDA96ABEC2D92AC12573C6005BB1EAOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8761DiVA: diva2:836513
38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences