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Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Aleksandr Bortsov
Multi-agent Systems (MAS) and Their Application in Supply Chain Management
Strategic Management in Logistics
(Master’s programme)
Subject: "Multi-agent Systems (MAS) and Their Application in Logistics and Transport"

The volume of the final qualification work is 80 pages.

Key words: Multi-Agent systems, MAS, Supply Chain Management.

The object of research of this work is a SCM. The subject of the research are Multi-Agent systems.

This paper consists of an introduction, three main text, conclusion and list of used literature.

In the introduction, the urgency of the problem is substantiated, the object and subject of the study are determined, the goal and the main tasks are formulated, the practical importance of the problem is determined.

In the first chapter, the definition of such classes of systems as SCEM and SCP was given, their shortcomings were revealed, and in this connection the high importance of multi-agent systems was noted.

In the second chapter, the theoretical definition of MAS was given, the history of their development was reviewed, and the classical architecture of the multi-agent system was analyzed. An analysis of the scientific literature was also conducted, as a result of which the use of multi-agent systems and a wide range of problems solved with their help became obvious.

In the third chapter, an example of the implementation of MAS in the LEGO company was considered, the main classes of agents were described, the logic of building ontology and agent interaction protocols. Next was an economic analysis of the effectiveness of the implementation of this system.

In conclusion, the main conclusions and recommendations on the use of research results are obtained.

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