An agent-oriented and knowledge-based system for strategic e-procurement

Chi Fai Cheung, W. M. Wang, Victor Lo, Wing Bun Lee

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This paper presents an agent-oriented and knowledge-based system (AOKBS) for strategic e-procurement. The AOKBS has been designed to capture and leverage the knowledge of an enterprise to generate dynamic business rules by which an effective procurement strategy can be generated based on enterprise needs and the analysis of relevant market conditions. The performance and practices of the suppliers can also be evaluated and captured continuously, respectively, by the AOKBS. Artificial intelligence technologies such as case-based reasoning and agent technology are incorporated for decision analysis. A prototype e-procurement system has been built and implemented successfully with a multinational manufacturer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004


  • Agent technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Electronic business
  • Knowledge-based system
  • Strategic procurement
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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