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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2018 Vol.10(3): 227-233 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1064

Multi-agent Simulation-Based Collaborative Inventory Management to Architecture Prefabricated Components

Du Juan, Gao Bonan, and Yuan Fan
Abstract—With the increasingly developing construction industrialization in China, the management issue of architecture prefabricated components supply chain has been concerned. Because of the particularity of prefabricated architecture, it claims a tight connection among plan design, components production, logistics, site construction, and maintenance. The coordination problems among the supply chain will increase costs of the upstream and downstream enterprises. Based on the collaborative supply logistics theory, multi-Agent modeling, simulation technology, this paper uses multi-Agent platform to simulate interactive among component factories, assembly center and assemblers and seek for the optimal strategy. Firstly, the basic definition of collaborative supply logistics theory will be introduced, then a prefabricated construction supply chain stimulation model will be established. Finally, in the case study, the simulation model will be applied to a real tunnel construction case and provide the basis for decision making management

Index Terms—Multi-agent simulation, prefabricated component, supply chain, inventory management.

Du Juan is with Shu-Uts Silc Business School, Shanghai University, Shanghai, P. R. China and also with Research Center for Building Industrialization, Shanghai University and Shanghai Urban Construction (Group) Corporation, Shanghai, P. R. China (e-mail: ritadu@shu.edu.cn).
Gao Bonan is with Shu-Uts Silc Business School, Shanghai University, Shanghai, P. R. China (e-mail: bonan.gao10@gmail.com).
Yuan Fan is with Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III College, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (e-mail: vanj.yuan@outlook.com).

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Cite: Du Juan, Gao Bonan, and Yuan Fan, "Multi-agent Simulation-Based Collaborative Inventory Management to Architecture Prefabricated Components," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 227-233, 2018.

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