Virtual Enterprise as a Multi Agent System

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dc.contributor.author Wamuyu, Patrick Kanyi
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-06T15:40:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-06T15:40:59Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/6495
dc.description A Journal article by Dr. Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu, an Associate Professor of Information Technology at the School of Science and Technology in USIU- Africa Full Article: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJATS.2016010103 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article describes changing customer demands require that enterprises mobilize their resources to quickly develop a suitable product. This is achievable if competing enterprises collaborate to deliver the product. Each of them brings their expertise into the collaboration. This collaboration where each enterprise brings in its core competency is referred to as a virtual enterprise (VE). A construction project is implemented by a team of professionals and an alliance of companies that is formed by consultants who evaluate contractors for specific project tasks. Partners can be represented as multiple agents. Prior evidence of multi-agent system (MAS) model that facilitates formation of VEs is lacking. VE MAS ontology has been designed and used in agent interactions. The model can be used in evaluation and selection process of partners. Delegation of the process to the model, gives partners time to implement the tasks. Partner evaluation and selection problem for building construction projects is solvable if pragmatic scientific approaches are employed with appropriate mathematical models. This article proposed a VE model for evaluating and selecting right partners for building construction projects. The model was used to demonstrate the choice of the most preferred partner. Researchers have not evaluated this model but propose that once in place, it can evaluated against manual selection of potential partners using similar parameters by examining the closeness of the output. en_US
dc.publisher IGI Global en_US
dc.subject Virtual Enterprise en_US
dc.subject Multi Agent en_US
dc.subject System en_US
dc.title Virtual Enterprise as a Multi Agent System en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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