Multiagent Coordination Enabling Autonomous Logistics (bibtex)
by Arne Schuldt
Abstract:
This book describes the implementation of autonomous control with multiagent technology. Therewith, it tackles the challenges of supply network management caused by the complexity, the dynamics, and the distribution of logistics processes. The paradigm of autonomous logistics reduces the computational complexity and copes with the dynamics locally by delegating process control to the participating objects. As an example, shipping containers may themselves plan and schedule their way through logistics networks in accordance with objectives imposed by their owners. The technologies enabling autonomous logistics are thoroughly described and reviewed. The presented solution has been used in a realistic simulation of real-world container logistics processes. The validation shows that autonomous control is feasible and that it outperforms the previous centralised dispatching approach by significantly increasing the resource utilisation efficiency. Moreover, the multiagent system relieves human dispatchers from dealing with standard cases, giving them more time to solve exceptional cases appropriately.
Reference:
Arne Schuldt, "Multiagent Coordination Enabling Autonomous Logistics", Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011. Science Award for Logistics 2010
Bibtex Entry:
@BOOK{Schuldt2011a,
  title = {{Multiagent Coordination Enabling Autonomous Logistics}},
  publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
  year = {2011},
  author = {Schuldt, Arne},
  address = {Heidelberg, Germany},
  edition = {1st},
  note = {Science Award for Logistics 2010},
  abstract = {This book describes the implementation of autonomous control with
	multiagent technology. Therewith, it tackles the challenges of supply
	network management caused by the complexity, the dynamics, and the
	distribution of logistics processes. The paradigm of autonomous logistics
	reduces the computational complexity and copes with the dynamics
	locally by delegating process control to the participating objects.
	As an example, shipping containers may themselves plan and schedule
	their way through logistics networks in accordance with objectives
	imposed by their owners. The technologies enabling autonomous logistics
	are thoroughly described and reviewed. The presented solution has
	been used in a realistic simulation of real-world container logistics
	processes. The validation shows that autonomous control is feasible
	and that it outperforms the previous centralised dispatching approach
	by significantly increasing the resource utilisation efficiency.
	Moreover, the multiagent system relieves human dispatchers from dealing
	with standard cases, giving them more time to solve exceptional cases
	appropriately.},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-20092-2},
  isbn = {978-3-642-20091-5},
  owner = {pmania},
  timestamp = {2012.11.06},
  url = {http://www.arne.schuldt.info/publications-springer2011.html}
}
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