Agent Technology Supports Inter-Organizational Planning in the Port
24 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2005
Date Written: July 2005 6,
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
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