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Magenta technology multi-agent logistics i-Scheduler for road transportation

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Magenta technology multi-agent logistics i-Scheduler for road transportation
The paper describes main features of an Intelligent Scheduler for Road Transportation Applications based on Magenta agent technology and characterized by a number of unique, advanced features such as real-time, incremental, continuous scheduling and schedule improvement, scalability from small to very large enterprise networks, multi-criteria schedule analysis and rich decision support for the user, pro-active agent negotiations. The scheduler is event driven, which means that it constructs schedules taking into account the occurrence of all schedule affecting events (such as the arrival of a new order, order cancellation, truck failure, road unavailability and driver noshow). As an event occurs the scheduler rapidly re-schedules only the affected part of the schedule thus causing the minimum disruption to already allocated resources. The Scheduler has been tested on real data supplied by several UK Road Logistics operators. The Scheduler was developed using protected Magenta technolo...
Jonathan Himoff, George Rzevski, Petr Skobelev
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ATAL
Authors Jonathan Himoff, George Rzevski, Petr Skobelev
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