Agent-Based Model Developed to Assess Supply Chain Agility (Case Study: Institute of Higher Education, Science and Research Branch of Tehran)

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Management and Economics, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Management, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran


Agility of the supply chain is one of the main challenges in organizations which acting in a dynamic and complex environment, which they have to be able to answer to customers quickly. But the agility of supply chain is influenced by different agents. Using the model based on agent, this study has tried to simulate the agility of supply chain in an institute of higher education. There are three impressive elements are used in this model called as: smooth, offender and fault case, which those are also categorized in two groups impressive and impressible. There is a model is designed by using NETLOGO software which examines the impression and impressibility on each other. After executing the model at the case studied university at point of Time-769, the organization’s improvement will be possible in the best estate. All offender elements are reduced at this point.