Construction of a virtual supply chain using enterprise e-catalogues

Michiko Matsuda, Tatsushi Nishi, Mao Hasegawa, Takuto Terunuma

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A virtual supply chain is constructed based on the concept of smart manufacturing which is a network of collaborative and dynamic factories based on the CPS (Cyber Physical System) paradigm. On a virtual supply chain, it is expected that a simulation-based optimization copes with supply chain planning and control. In this paper, it is proposed that a virtual supply chain is constructed as a multi-agent system of software agents which are automatically generated from each selected enterprise model in the e-catalogue. Manufacturer, retailer and supplier e-catalogues, and an automatic construction system of a virtual supply chain are implemented as a trial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-693
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CMS 2020 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2020Jul 3 2020


  • Behavior simulation
  • Dynamic system configuration
  • Enterprise modeling
  • Multi-agent system
  • Smart manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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