List of Tables
List of Figures
The Chapters of the Thesis.
An Example of a Supply Chain.
Hierarchy of Objectives.
Hierarchy of Supply Chain Decisions.
A Control Cycle.
Illustrating how flexibility, inventories, and customer service are interrelated.
A very schematic illustration of what Bathnagar et al. calls General Coordination (top) and Multi-Plant Coordination (bottom).
Transition diagram showing the Arrange-Ship-Conversation. This conversation class is used by dispatching agents in the PMC Model.
The entities and material flow in the Simple Model
Timeline of materials flow.
The agents in the Simple Model.
The sequence of processes within a week.
Graph showing Acual Orders and Order Forecast
Graph showing the values of RPI and FGI inventories as A/F increases.
Graph showing how customer satisfaction decreases as A/F increases.
Graph showing the effect on materials orders and inventory as K increases.
Comitted inventory as L increases. L is given in weeks.
Visiualizing varying delivery times.
The backlog and RPI values with varying delivery times.
Materials ordering when lt varies.
An overview of the PMC supply chain.
The plant architectures of the PMC Model.
Weekly Processes in the Supply Chain.
Presenting the agents in the PMC Model.
Production planning - General and Multi-Plant Coordination.
Information flow for materials ordering.
Graphs showing customer service as function of A/F.
Graphs showing backlog value as function of A/F.
Graphs showing percent on-time deliveries and average time to delivery for Computer-GER and Computer-US when A/F is set to 1.25.
Graphs showing the DC inventories and demand for Computer-US and Computer-GER when the ratio A/F is varied.
Graphs showing RPI levels compared to safety stock level as A/F vary.
Graphs showing RPI levels when MB-A1's capacity is reduced by 90% between weeks 35 and 47.
Graphs showing RPI levels when CBOX-A's capacity is reduced by 80% between week 35 and 47.
Graphs showing RPI levels when SYS-Testing's capacity is reduced by 80% between week 35 and 47.
Graphs showing the impact of eliminating delivery plans from the model when breakdown is simulated in the CBOX-A workstation.
Graphs showing the impact of eliminating delivery plans from the model when breakdown is simulated in the MB-A1 workstation.
Graphs showing % on-time deliveries and the % of delivered products that were correctly quoted.
The conversation manager window.
The COOL Agent Browser
Viewing the Conversation Status.
Inspecting, editing and applying rules.
Editing, executing and learning rule actions.
Inspecting and editing conversation history and messages.
COOL: Conversation Class and Rule Browser
Conversation Class Editor
Conversation Rule Editor
The Logistics protocol
Definition of rule CRN-7 of the logistics-execution-net class.
Conversation classes for forming the small team
Definition of rule FST-1 of the form-small-team-class.
Trace recorded when message in fst-1 is sent.
Simplified illustration of information exchange in the demonstrator.
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