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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)
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)
In order to work efficiently, supply chain partners must coordinate their actions. When planning is distributed instead of being centralized (as in most cases), it is necessary to use specific coordination protocols between partners in order to act in a coherent manner. On many occasions, partners negotiate in order to act mutually to satisfy their needs.(More)
The development of integrated supply chains and the use of inter-organizational information systems have increased business interdependencies. Thus, the ability to deal quickly and seamlessly with everyday unplanned events is critical to maintain the overall performance of the supply chain. In order to develop tools to promote the collaborative management(More)
BACKGROUND Managing appointments in private medical practices and ambulatory care settings is a complex process. Various strategies to reduce missed appointments can be implemented. E-booking systems, which allow patients to schedule and manage medical appointments online, represents such a strategy. To better support clinicians seeking to offer an(More)
In today's industrial context, competitiveness is closely associated to supply chain performance. Coordination between business units is essential to increase this performance, in order to produce and deliver products on time to customers, at a competitive price. While planning systems usually follows a single straightforward production planning process,(More)
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