Jean-Marc Frayret

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Due to new economical challenges and recent trends regarding international trade and globalization, many companies from the Canadian forest products industry are now facing the need to reengineer their organizational processes and business practices with their partners. This paper proposes an architecture which aims to enable the development of advanced(More)
This paper studies the case of a supply chain made up of autonomous facilities (represented by software agents). They need to coordinate their manufacturing operations in order to optimize customer satisfaction. Most of the coordination mechanisms used in practice can be described as heuristics. We show how they can be generalized to consider the entire(More)
Emergency response operations in electric distribution systems involve a host of decision-making problems at the reliability and contingency planning levels. Those operations include fault diagnosis, fault location, fault isolation, restoration, and repair. As the first of a two-part survey, this paper reviews optimization models and solution methodologies(More)
Agent-based technology provides a natural approach to model supply chain networks. Each production unit, represented by an agent, is responsible for planning its operations and uses communication to coordinate with the others. In this paper, we study a softwood lumber supply chain made of three planning units (sawing unit, drying unit and finishing unit).(More)
We consider in this paper a two echelon timber procurement system in which the first echelon consists of multiple harvesting blocks and the second echelon consists of multiple mills (e.g., sawmills), both distributed geographically. Demand is put forward by mills in the form of volumes of logs of specific length and species. Due to the impact of log(More)