PR Jordan, C Kiekintveld, J Miller, and MP Wellman

AAMAS-06 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis, 2006.
Copyright (c) 2006, Jordan et al.

Abstract

The TAC SCM tournament is moving into its fourth year. In an effort to track agent progress, we present a benchmark market efficiency comparison for the tournament, in addition to prior measures of agent competency through customer bidding. Using these benchmarks we find statistically significant increases in intratournament market efficiency, whereas agents are generally decreasing in manufacturer market power. We find that agent market share and bid efficiency have increased while the variance of average sales prices has been significantly reduced. Additionally, we test for a statistical relationship between agent profits and the bullwhip effect.

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