An Agent-Based Distributed Scheduling For Crisis Management Supply Chain
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- Decision support systems, Crisis Management, Supply Chain, Distributed Scheduling, Optimization, Multi-agent systems
There has been a significant increase in the improvement of response to disasters in crisis management supply chain. Due to their sudden occurrence, these disasters require a consequent quick and efficient response that depends on the ability of logistics systems to generate plans under a variety of constraints. The supply chain studied in this work is a crisis management supply chain, composed of several elements such as transportation means, loading units, suppliers, equipment, resources, persons… We propose an innovative method for solving a distributed delivery scheduling problem, based on a multi-agent system, for the delivery of goods (food, water, clothes, etc.) to the areas affected by the disaster. The covered areas are geographically distributed and partitioned into multiple sub-regions. Each area is assigned a delivery scheduling sub problem. By employing a distributed cooperative framework, we achieved an incorporation of various evaluation parameters in the process of scheduling in order to maintain a high level of synchronization of all the supply chain, and so to insure a better response to the crisis.
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TY - JOUR AU - Ayda Kaddoussi AU - Nesrine Zoghlami AU - Slim Hammadi AU - Hayfa Zgaya PY - 2013 DA - 2013/01/02 TI - An Agent-Based Distributed Scheduling For Crisis Management Supply Chain JO - International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems SP - 156 EP - 173 VL - 6 IS - 1 SN - 1875-6883 UR - https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2013.761774 DO - https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2013.761774 ID - Kaddoussi2013 ER -