Towards self-organising global supply chains in the internet of things
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Citation:Aline Senart, Vinny Cahill, Anthony Harrington, Raymond Cunningham, Siobhan Clarke, Marcin Karpinski, Towards self-organising global supply chains in the internet of things, International Workshop on System Support for the Internet of Things (EuroSys 2007) : 1st : Lisbon, Portugal ; March 2007, IEEE, 2007
Current supply chain management software architectures, although distributed, typically put decision making and con- trol at the centre of the network. Such architectures do not scale well with increasing complexity, dynamism and volume of available business information from the so-called ?Internet of things?. In this paper, we investigate highly de- centralised and self-organising middleware architectures for global supply chain management. We propose to model sup- ply chains as collections of cooperating/competing agents that represent smart artefacts, services, and/or business pro- cesses. We outline the key requirements to be addressed in order to support this decentralised self-organising network of agents governed by high-level policy specifications.
Other Titles:International Workshop on System Support for the Internet of Things : 1st : 2007
decentralised supply chains