Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
The 2007 Supply Chain Trading Agent Competition:
Alberto Sardinha, Michael Benisch, James Andrews, Norman Sadeh
This report is superceded by CMU-ISRI-07-106R
Keywords: Autonomous agent, electronic commerce, trading agent
This document contains the specifications of the 2007 Supply Chain Trading
Agent Competition – Procurement Challenge (SCM-PC-07).
revolves around a PC assembly scenario, where trading agents developed by
different teams compete for components required to assemble different types
of PCs. The Challenge requires agents to manage supply chain risk by
negotiating long-term, quantity-flexible procurement contracts and
supplementing these contracts with short-term, spot-market procurement
orders. As such, the SCM-PC-07 Challenge complements the current
"baseline" TAC-SCM scenario by extending the space of procurement
options available to supply chain trading agents.