2000 Volume 13 Issue 4 Pages 159-167
Nowadays it is not enough to supply products based on customer's preference, and both manufactures and distributors must have excellent order fulfillment. Leading manufactures and distributors are closely managing their suppliers in order to improve the fulfillment. Market mechanism solves the product distribution problem by allocating the scheduled resources according to market prices. In this paper a new concept based on market-oriented programming with various utilities of agents is introduced so as to facilitate Pareto-optimal products allocation amongst various business units in distribution system. Simulation results indicate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm and detect further research subjects.