Design and development of a flexible workflow supply chain system

H. C W Lau, A. Ning, Tung Sun Chan, R. W L Ip

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Abstract

This paper attempts to suggest a methodology for the design and development of a Flexible Workflow Supply Chain (FWSC) system for achieving flexibility to cope with unexpected changes. In particular, a multi-agent approach, which provides the capability to meet the requirement of a FWSC system, is proposed. Such system is characterized by its capability to cope with the increasing complexity setting of organizations and markets, providing effective information exchange between business partners. The methodology for the design and development of a workflow agent is also covered in this paper. The significance of contribution of this paper is concerned with the suggestion of a multiagent methodology, which is able to enhance the effectiveness in terms of the information flow in a supply chain, thereby providing more alternatives and ideas for those researchers who are interested in this field of study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Management in the 21st Century", ICMIT 2000
PublisherIEEE
Pages792-796
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)0780366522, 9780780366527
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventIEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2000 - Orchard Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 12 Nov 200015 Nov 2000

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2000
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/11/0015/11/00

Keywords

  • Multi-agent
  • Supply chain
  • Worrkflow design
  • Worwow modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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