Supply/Demand networks are undergoing rapid changes with the increasing use of dynamic rather than static information. This paper discusses the idea of intelligent products as both producers and consumers of dynamic information, before describing research in progress to develop a suitable simulation environment for experimenting with the intelligent product concept. The research will briefly consider the potential of a new Microsoft parallel programming environment (Axum) as a development tool.
Barker, Jeffrey and Finnie, Gavin, "Intelligent Products in Supply/Demand Networks: Steps to Developing a Simulation Environment for Concept Evaluation" (2009). ACIS 2009 Proceedings. 12.