Using Agent-Based Simulation to Investigate Daily Order Variation of a B2B Fresh Food Supplier
Agent-based simulation has been used to simulate customers of a B2B fresh food supplier, in order to examine why total orders vary considerably on a day by day basis. Different types of virtual customers can be included in the simulation, ordering products using different strategies including their own demand prediction. This simulation suggests that customers changing the day of their order is the largest cause of daily order variance.
Citation : Clement, R., Kang, P. S., Hopewell, A. and Duffy, A. (2015) Using Agent-Based Simulation to Investigate Daily Order Variation of a B2B Fresh Food Supplier. 29th European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Leicester, UK, 26 -28 October 2015.
Research Group : Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre (AMPMC)
Research Institute : Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)
Peer Reviewed : Yes