This paper attempts to contribute to the existing body of knowledge on agent-based
simulation of freight entities by investigating a proposed framework for the modelling of
stakeholder behaviour in a supply chain. Models such as this have place in the analysis
of freight vehicle behaviour when policy changes are made within an organisation.
Furthermore, multi-agent based simulation freight models make it possible to fully track
the movement of commodities throughout the network while also giving full attention
to the nature of shipment routing and vehicle tours, allowing for the economic impact
and overall e ciency of supply chain to be assessed. It was intended that all the data
requirements of a fully speci ed framework be determined so as to assist e orts to realise
a full implementation in the future.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.