The collaborative maritime transportation s problem under system dynamics and agent based modelling and simulation approaches
This paper deals with the collaborative maritime transportation problem which can be modeled with two different approaches: SD and ABMS, despite the existence of several methods to model problems with such characteristics. The literature indicates both methods to model systems containing large numbers of active objects (industries, people, vehicles, products) and their applications vary according to the required level of abstraction, which can consider more or less involved details. In order to contribute with the decision-making, one important logistic problem is adopted as example; and in the sequence, a theoretic comparative analysis between these two possible techniques to examine such problem is presented. Finally, this study describes how to model this problem using these techniques which improve the analysis of the global behavior of the supply chain, and after analysis SD method is chosen as the best appropriated method for the proposed problem and simulations are initiate.