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By Lixing Yeung, CKM Lee (auth.), Hing Kai Chan, Fiona Lettice, Olatunde Amoo Durowoju (eds.)

Effective provide chain integration, and the tight co-ordination it creates, is a vital pre-requisite for profitable offer chain administration. Decision-Making for offer Chain Integration is a pragmatic reference on contemporary examine within the sector of offer chain integration targeting dispensed decision-making difficulties. fresh purposes of assorted decision-making instruments for integrating offer chains are coated together with chapters focusing on:

Supplier choice, pricing process and stock judgements in multi-level offer chains,
RFID-enabled dispensed decision-making,
Operational threat concerns and time-critical decision-making for delicate logistics nodes, Modelling finish to finish methods to enhance provide chain integration, and
Integrated structures to enhance provider supply and optimize source use.

Decision-Making for provide Chain Integration offers an perception into the instruments and methodologies of this box with help from real-life case reports demonstrating winning software of varied decision-making concepts. via masking any such diversity of issues during this approach, Decision-Making for offer Chain Integration is an invaluable reference for researchers trying to improve their wisdom or locate capability new avenues of study.

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5, the SSC model and its environment are based on three layers representing the different decision-making levels. Each layer involves particular concepts and plays a specific role in the SSC: • The Monitoring System is the intelligent layer of the SSC. It controls and monitors the two other layers through the information provided by the Execution System. Monitoring Actors (MA) modelling the intelligent actors of SSC are the main elements of this layer. They establish metrics to evaluate the performance of the group and consequently act on the other two layers.

It corresponds to the SSC’s perimeter of influence. This layer is composed of non-decisional elements controlled by the other two layers of the SSC. Two main concepts are identified: the Moving Entity (ME) modelling the product flow and the Resource modelling production means. 6 shows the first conceptual abstract model refined in a domain metamodel. On one hand, we have integrated the identified concepts of each layer. On the other hand, an abstract class ‘‘Actor’’ is added to the metamodel for implementation purposes.

The representation of the domain concepts within the models allows one to capitalize on the know-how and then facilitates the re-use of the supply chain concepts in different contexts. The second one (the computer engineering scope) outlines the transition from the identification step of the domain structure to the study step for the dynamics behaviour of the domain concepts. This work aims to combine the domain concepts with the multiagent ones. In this chapter, we highlight the research work through these two areas.

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