An interpreter for adaptable supply chain planning algorithms

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Describes and tests the notion of a generic search interpreter (GSI). A GSI is an interpreter and an associated programming language with three characteristics: (1) any conceivable algorithmic search strategy can be programmed in the language, (2) any given program will work for any given search problem, and (3) perturbing any given program results in a feasible alternative program. These characteristics support the "automatic" adaptation of planning algorithms that, among other possibilities, may be used to help coordinate flows among departments in a company or among companies in a supply chain. The work is motivated by the diverse and dynamic nature of supply-chain planning in practice, combined with the ongoing rapid advancements in the information technology infrastructure in industry - advancements that significantly increase the economic impact of improved computer-supported supply-chain planning methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges 2000: Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies, AIWORC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)0769506283, 9780769506289
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventAcademia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges, AIWORC 2000 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Apr 27 2000Apr 29 2000


OtherAcademia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges, AIWORC 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications


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