Automating supply chain negotiations using autonomous agents: A case study in transportation logistics

Sander Van Der Putten, Valentin Robu, Han La Poutré, Annemiek Jorritsma, Margo Gal

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study for the application of agent-mediated negotiation techniques in transportation logistics. More specifically, we consider the interaction between several logistics service providers negotiating over the allocation of transportation orders. In this context, we show that automated negotiation techniques (especially multi-issue or multi-item negotiation) can bring significant advantages, by allowing parties to discover jointly profitable bundles (allocations) of orders. The model, evaluations and results reported in this paper concern the business processes of Vos Logistics, one of the largest European transportation logistic providers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Pages1506-1513
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventFifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS - Hakodate, Japan
Duration: 8 May 200612 May 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents
Volume2006

Conference

ConferenceFifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
CountryJapan
CityHakodate
Period8/05/0612/05/06

Keywords

  • Automated negotiation
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation logistics

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