Conference Proceeding Article
A distributed intelligent agent-based framework that supports fourth-party logistics optimization under a web-based e-Commerce environment has been proposed in this paper. In the framework, customer job requests come through an e-Procurement service. These requests are consolidated and pushed to the e-Market Place service periodically. The e-Market Place then serves as a broker that allows intelligent agents to bid to serve these requests optimally in real-time by solving multiple instances of underlying logistics optimization problem. The resulting system was implemented based on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform using distributed system technology for communication between objects.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics
International Confererence on Integrated Logistics
City or Country
LAU, Hoong Chuin and LO, G..
A Multi-Agent Framework for Supporting Intelligent Fourth-Party Logistics. (2001). International Confererence on Integrated Logistics. 195-200. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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