Raghavan, Srinivasa NR and Prabhu, Maya (2004) Object-oriented design of a distributed agent-based framework for e-Procurement. In: Production Planning & Control, 15 (7). pp. 731-741.
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Procurement is an important function in any manufacturing organizationand it also has strategic business value attached to it. Hence, anyimprovements in the process would result in tremendous benefits. E-Procurement exploits the Internet and agent technologies to conduct procurement-related processes. In this paper, we design and develop a software agent-based framework for a typical e-Procurement process by decomposing it into three business processes: e-Negotiations, reverse auctions and e-Settlement. The artefacts of the system for each of the three business processes have been designed and developed using Unified Modeling Language (UML). A prototype of one of the processes, viz.reverse auction, has also been implemented.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis Group.|
|Keywords:||Distributed agents;multi-attribute auctions;e-Procurement; UML|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Information Sciences > Management Studies|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2005|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2012 07:07|
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