Another way to manage supply chains: holonic and multicriteria approach

Abstract : Today’s suppliers are challenged to deliver quality to their customers. Managers need to create and sustain internal systems and controls to ensure that their customers-focused strategies are being implemented. Many companies increasingly turn to their core activities to improve their reactivity and to manage their costs. This paper proposes an approach for self-organized control of relations between companies in which all the members of a partnership negotiate to guarantee good quality connections between customers and suppliers. Each partner is associated with a decision- making entity named “Autonomous Control Entity” (ACE) through which he can evaluate his performance. The integration of these ACEs into a holonic control system is presented. Operations of an ACE have been modelled through the Discrete EVent system Specification (DEVS) formalism. Then, the validation of such a control system for a self-organized logistic partnership network was done through a distributed High Level Architecture (HLA) simulation environment
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Lynda Mekaouche, Fouzia Ounnar, Patrick Pujo, Norbert Giambiasi. Another way to manage supply chains: holonic and multicriteria approach. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Inderscience, 2009, ⟨10.1504/IJLSM.2009.022504⟩. ⟨hal-01207486⟩

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