LOSIMOPU: Logistics Simulator on Policy Under Uncertainty
Hiroshi Tsuji (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan), Ryosuke Saga (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan), Takefumi Konzo (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan) and Akihiro Akihiro (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter presents a software simulator called LOSIMOPU. LOSIMOPU allows users to build a supply chain model and analyze the sensitivity of logistics on assigned policy and capacity under uncertainty. LOSIMOPU consists of five kinds of participants (end-customer, intermediate supplier, end-supplier, transportation server, and electronic payment server) and an e-marketplace for the supply chain. Each participant is implemented as a distributed object so that it runs concurrently and has capacity and policy for playing its role. The e-marketplace defines the trade protocol for the workflow management and transaction analysis. LOSIMOPU visualizes expected indices of assigned parameters for decision support. This chapter discusses the background of the proposal, the goal of the simulator, the milestone, the technical issues for development, and the prototype system.