C4.4 - Autonomous Cooperating Processes for the Improvement of Food Quality

Dirk Hentschel, Reiner Jedermann & Walter Lang
In most cases, logistical planning tasks are a complex problem that is difficult to solve because of dynamic influences that cannot be foreseen. The concept of autonomous cooperating processes is an approach whereby the logistical objects themselves solve those tasks. Each object in the transport chain (freight, means of transport, warehouse...) is represented by a separate independent software unit (a so-called agent). These agents can interact and negotiate with each other. Each agent looks for...