Agent Technology supports Inter-Organizational Planning in the Port
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||Port of Rotterdam, agent technology, industry application, inter-organizational systems (IOS), supply chain management (SCM)|
Moonen, J.M., van de Rakt, B., Miller, I., van Nunen, J.A.E.E., & van Hillegersberg, J.. (2005). Agent Technology supports Inter-Organizational Planning in the Port (No. ERS-2005-027-LIS). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/6636