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A Multiagent Negotiation Based Model to Support the Collaborative Supply Chain Planning Process

Jorge E. HERNÁNDEZ
Dpto. Organizacion de Empresas, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Edificio Ferrandiz y Carbonell, 2
03801 Alcoy (Alicante), Spain

Josefa MULA
CIGIP (Centro de Investigacion Gestion e Ingenieria de Produccion), Dpto. Organizacion de Empresas. Escuela Politecnica Superior de Alcoy, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Edificio Ferrandiz y Carbonell, 2
03801 Alcoy (Alicante), Spain

Raul POLER
CIGIP (Centro de Investigacion Gestion e Ingenieria de Produccion), Dpto. Organizacion de Empresas. Escuela Politecnica Superior de Alcoy, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Edificio Ferrandiz y Carbonell, 2
03801 Alcoy (Alicante), Spain

Juan PAVON
Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Multiagent systems are inherently distributed and support well the modelling of organizational issues such as negotiation mechanisms and workflows. In this sense, a decentralized supply chain configuration process can be easily modelled as an information sharing processes where nodes (agents) collaborate, for example, in planning and decision-making. This paper presents a novel collaborative planning model for supply chain networks that supports a distributed negotiation process from a decentralized perspective. The hypothesis presented herein is that by collaborating in the information exchange related with the visibility of the demand plans, improvements on the total profit level of the supply chain nodes, and of the supply chain as whole, can be found.

Keywords: Decentralized collaborative planning, supply chain management, multiagent system, negotiation.

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CITE THIS PAPER AS:
Jorge E. HERNÁNDEZ, Josefa MULA, Raul POLER, Juan PAVON, A Multiagent Negotiation Based Model to Support the Collaborative Supply Chain Planning Process, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 20 (1), pp. 43-54, 2011.