Title: Another way to manage supply chains: holonic and multicriteria approach

Authors: Lynda Mekaouche, Fouzia Ounnar, Patrick Pujo, Norbert Giambiasi

Addresses: Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes (LSIS), UMR CNRS 6168 Universite Paul Cezanne, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France. ' Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes (LSIS), UMR CNRS 6168 Universite Paul Cezanne, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France. ' Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes (LSIS), UMR CNRS 6168 Universite Paul Cezanne, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France. ' Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systemes (LSIS), UMR CNRS 6168 Universite Paul Cezanne, Avenue Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France

Abstract: Many companies increasingly turn to their core activities to improve their reactivity and to manage their costs. The paper propose a self-organised 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 through which he can evaluate his performance. The integration of the ACEs into a holonic control system is presented. The validation of such a control system for a self-organised logistic partnership network was done through a distributed High Level Architecture simulation environment.

Keywords: self organised control; self evaluation; HMS; holonic manufacturing systems; HLA; high level architecture; supply chain networks; supply chain management; SCM; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2009.022504

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.396 - 417

Available online: 10 Jan 2009 *

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