The globalization of competition has entailed that organizations of developed countries have to face new kind of competitors with low labour cost, and often-advantageous exchange rates (resulting in favourable export selling prices). In such a scenario, innovation and organizational flexibility are becoming fundamental levers to enable enterprises to increase their competitiveness. For this reason, the need arises of a formalized methodology that enables organizational flexibility and capacity of performing innovation. This work originates from the analysis of a case study which highlighted that enterprise networks can enable organizational flexibility, and defined the formalization of the VDO concept – Virtual Development Office – a network organizational model based on an independent subject which has the role of enabling innovation in a collaborative environment to reach world class manufacturing capabilities. A multi-agents system based architecture is proposed to model and support tactical dialogues inside the network. The VDO has been modelled as a supervisor and coordinator agent able to perform a selection process in order to create the best coalition for managing emerging business opportunities. The context analyzed in this research work assumes a virtual market place where enterprises, represented by agents, can „„meet each other‟‟ and cooperate in order to achieve a common business goal given by a collaboration opportunity.

An Agent Based Tool to Support Tactical Dialogues in Industrial Enterprise Networks: model and experimental campaign / M. Bottarelli; R. Revetria; P. Taticchi ; F. Tonelli. - In: WSEAS TRANSACTIONS ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS. - ISSN 1109-9526. - ELETTRONICO. - 8(2008), pp. 422-438.

An Agent Based Tool to Support Tactical Dialogues in Industrial Enterprise Networks: model and experimental campaign

REVETRIA, ROBERTO;TONELLI, FLAVIO
2008

Abstract

The globalization of competition has entailed that organizations of developed countries have to face new kind of competitors with low labour cost, and often-advantageous exchange rates (resulting in favourable export selling prices). In such a scenario, innovation and organizational flexibility are becoming fundamental levers to enable enterprises to increase their competitiveness. For this reason, the need arises of a formalized methodology that enables organizational flexibility and capacity of performing innovation. This work originates from the analysis of a case study which highlighted that enterprise networks can enable organizational flexibility, and defined the formalization of the VDO concept – Virtual Development Office – a network organizational model based on an independent subject which has the role of enabling innovation in a collaborative environment to reach world class manufacturing capabilities. A multi-agents system based architecture is proposed to model and support tactical dialogues inside the network. The VDO has been modelled as a supervisor and coordinator agent able to perform a selection process in order to create the best coalition for managing emerging business opportunities. The context analyzed in this research work assumes a virtual market place where enterprises, represented by agents, can „„meet each other‟‟ and cooperate in order to achieve a common business goal given by a collaboration opportunity.
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