Institute for Software Research International
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
The Supply Chain Management Game for the
John Collins*, Raghu Arunachalam, Norman Sadeh,
Based on experience with the 2003 and 2004 trading agent competitions, a few changes and enhancements have been made to the game, primarily in the supplier model. The supplier now reserves some portion of long-term capacity for future orders and requires down payments when orders are placed. The supply "lottery" in which agents were randomly chosen for consideration by suppliers is eliminated. Agent requests are considered in parallel, and prices are determined by the total demand for supplies, not by the demand represented by an individual request. Agent reputation is now a significant factor in pricing and allocation.
*Computer Science Department, University of Minnesota