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Object-oriented design of a distributed agent-based framework for e-Procurement

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
Publication: Production Planning & Control
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
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 Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 07:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2529

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