Agent Technology Supports Inter-Organizational Planning in the Port

24 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2008

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Hans Moonen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Bastiaan van de Rakt

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Ian Miller

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J.A.E.E. van Nunen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Jos van Hillegersberg

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Date Written: July 2005 6,

Abstract

The Port of Rotterdam is a key container transshipment hub for Europe. Inland container shipping is important to connect the hinterland (40% market share). Barges visit several terminals per round-trip through the Port, thus requiring a proper planning support - to avoid planning problems such as double-bookings. A pilot version of an inter-organizational system has been build, titled APPROACH. This paper describes an industry workshop where a gamesetting was used to evaluate the current manual planning practices with the APPROACH outcome - and delivered interesting findings; both for actual implementation of the system as well as it unveiled issues for further research.

Keywords: agent technology, supply chain management (SCM), inter-organizational systems (IOS), Port of Rotterdam, industry application

JEL Classification: M, M11, R4, L92

Suggested Citation

Moonen, Hans and van de Rakt, Bastiaan and Miller, Ian and van Nunen, Jo and van Hillegersberg, Jos, Agent Technology Supports Inter-Organizational Planning in the Port (July 2005 6,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-027-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1206707

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