TAC-SCM Procurement Challenge (SCM-PC)

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Summary of 2007 TAC-SCM Survey

Association for Trading Agent Research

e-Supply Chain Management Lab.

Welcome to the 2009 TAC-SCM Procurement Challenge (“SCM-PC”) Website. This Challenge requires trading agents to balance both long-term and one-off procurement contracts as they try to maximize profits and meet stochastic customer demand. Click on the following links to download the specs:

2009 SCM-PC Specs

2008 SCM-PC Specs

2007 SCM-PC Specs

The qualifying round for 2008 took place between June 23 to June 27, 2008.

2008 Qualifying Round Score Page

The final round took place on July 14, 2008 from 13:00-23:00 GMT on tac1.cs.cmu.edu.

2008 Final Round Score Page

The final rounds will take place during the summer of 2009. As with the baseline game, participating in the competition does not require teams to be physically present. Instead, you can remotely connect to the challenge servers, which are hosted by the e-Supply Chain Management Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh). You are however encouraged to try and send a representative to the site of the competition, as it provides a unique opportunity to meet with other members of the TAC-SCM research community, exchange ideas, meet old friends and make new ones.

The following is the latest release of the software developed to run the challenge. It consists of the AgentWare API and the SCM-PC server, which you can download from this page. An SCM-PC User’s Guide and the SCM-PC AgentWare’s JavaDocs are also made available through this page.

We strongly encourage you to test drive our software and to email us any questions or comments you may have. While we’ve carefully tested our code, we rely on the TAC-SCM community to identify and report potential problems (whether with the software or the model itself) so they can be fixed well ahead of the tournament.

The SCM-PC Team:
Alberto Sardinha,
Michael Benisch,
Ramprasad Ravichandran,
Norman Sadeh.


2009 SCM-PC Server
Download the new server for 2009
here .

2009 SCM-PC AgentWare
Download the new AgentWare (1.2 Beta)
here .

2009 SCM-PC User's Guide
Download the new SCM-PC User's Guide
here .

2009 SCM-PC AgentWare JavaDocs
Access the AgentWare JavaDocs
here .


2008 SCM-PC Server
Download the new server (1.2 Beta)
here .

2008 SCM-PC AgentWare
Download the new AgentWare (1.2 Beta)
here .

2008 SCM-PC User's Guide
Download the new SCM-PC User's Guide
here .

2008 SCM-PC AgentWare JavaDocs
Access the AgentWare JavaDocs
here .


2007 SCM-PC Server
Download the server (1.1 Beta)
here.

2007 SCM-PC AgentWare
Download the
AgentWare (1.1 Beta) here.

2007 SCM-PC User's Guide
Download the
User's Guide here.

2007 SCM-PC AgentWare JavaDocs
Access the AgentWare JavaDocs here.

2007 SCM-PC Log Tool
Download the 2007 log tool
here .

This website will be regularly updated to reflect questions and comments we receive over time.

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