Multiagent Coordination Enabling Autonomous Logistics

Multiagent Coordination Enabling Autonomous Logistics

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Schuldt Arne
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
EAN: 9783642200915
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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.
EAN 9783642200915
ISBN 3642200915
Binding Hardback
Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publication date July 21, 2011
Pages 272
Language English
Dimensions 235 x 155
Country Germany
Readership Professional & Scholarly
Authors Schuldt Arne
Illustrations XVI, 272 p.
Edition 2011 ed.