Abstract: Ways to improve the efficiency of the functioning of complete logistic supply chain (CLSC) in the framework of the concept of Industry 4.0 are described. It is shown that the key features of Industry 4.0, namely the integration of production and network communications, the formation of direct links of production chains from ordering a product to receiving it by the consumer as soon as possible with maximum process efficiency, determine the inadequate effectiveness of traditional means for information supporting on the functioning of CLSCs. It is proposed to modernize the mathematical and information support of CLSC by supplementing the currently used AnyLogic modeling environment with artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering. The technology of multi-agent systems (MAS) has been used as such a tool. The use of MAS technology will provide the opportunity to adequately present in the AnyLogic environment the dynamics of CLSC functioning, taking into account a large number of heterogeneous, time-varying factors that directly affect the efficiency of CLSC functioning.
Keywords: Complete logistic supply chain; Industry 4.0; Multi-agent systems; Artificial intelligence; Knowledge engineering
Recieved: 18.06.2020 Accepted: 09.09.2020 UDC: 004.775