Mobile Supply Chain Event Management Using Auto-ID and Sensor Technologies — A Simulation Approach

  • Frank Teuteberg
  • Ingmar Ickerott
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


The goal of mobile supply chain event management (SCEM) is to monitor supply networks by observing specific events, disruptions, and exceptions in real-time, alerting decision-makers if problems have occurred and offering them good solutions. This chapter presents a framework for mobile SCEM based on software agents, auto-ID, sensor, and mobile computing technologies. Such technologies can be used together to proactively anticipate unexpected events, disruptions, and delays in the supply network before they lead to major problems and to provide useful alerts. Local human or artificial decision-handling agents can be proactively notified via mobile devices before delays arise or events fail to take place at all. A special focus is placed on a simulation approach. Herein, simulation is used to support agents by offering them good solutions for handling events. The authors of this chapter will show how to combine the above-mentioned technologies in mobile SCEM with simulation systems and open enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to realize adaptive supply networks. Potentials and challenges in realizing adaptive supply networks by such technologies are also discussed.


Global Position System Supply Chain Management Multiagent System Mobile Agent Supply Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Teuteberg
    • 1
  • Ingmar Ickerott
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information Management and ControlUniversity of OsnabrueckGermany

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