Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation of Inter-Organizational Integration and Coordination of Supply Chain Participants
A review of capabilities of agent-based simulation and modelling for analyzing Supply Chains and a review of related scientific literature are being conducted. It is shown that agent-based simulation and modelling makes it possible to describe the behavior, processes of cooperation, coordination and inter-organizational interaction of participants of a supply chain and reconfigurable network structures of the supply chain. The paper deals with the genesis, key factors and mechanisms of inter-organizational coordination as objects of representation in dynamic models of supply chain, such as behavior, motivation and alignment of partner interests, integrated collaborative planning, and related information and knowledge sharing, and formation of coalitions and flexible network structure, and so on. The authors have proposed an agent-based simulation model of a supply chain.