March 3, 2017

Register Now! – Spring 2017 IAB & Research Symposium

    Willard J. Walker Hall, Room 203 191 N. Harmon Ave Fayetteville, AR 72701 For Lodging: Staybridge Suites Fayetteville Located south of UA campus www.staybridge.com/fayettevillear 1577 West 15th Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 Hotel Front Desk: (479) 695-2400 Please call for reservations, choose option 2 to connect directly to hotel. […]
January 4, 2017

CELDi Spring 2017 IAB Meeting & Research Symposium

For Lodging: Staybridge Suites Fayetteville Located south of UA campus www.staybridge.com/fayettevillear 1577 West 15th Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 Hotel Front Desk: (479) 695-2400   Please call for reservations, choose option 2 to connect directly to hotel. CELDi Research Symposium No online group code option Rates: $79-$109
December 7, 2016

CELDi 2016 Fall IAB Meeting and Research Symposium Great Success!

The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution in the Department of Industrial Engineering hosted its fall 2016 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium at the University of Missouri in Columbia on Oct. 25-26. The CELDi meeting drew together faculty and students from three partner CELDi sites and industry […]
March 17, 2016

CELDi is GRADUATING!!!

In 2017, CELDi will graduate from the National Science Foundation’s I/UCRC program.  We are planning for our graduation and wanted to let industry and university researchers know about our new model and value proposition. We will keep many of the great things from the past 14 years, but some things are […]
December 1, 2015

CELDi hosts it’s Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium

Fayetteville, AR – The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) in the College of Engineering/Industrial Engineering hosted their Fall 2015 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting and Research Symposium at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL on October 28-29, 2015.  The CELDi meeting drew together faculty and students […]
December 1, 2015

CELDi-Sponsored Research Quantifies Potential Gains from the Physical Internet

The concept, put forth by Benoit Montreuil, Professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Material Handling and Distribution at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), proposes an open global logistics system that leverages interconnected supply networks through a standardized set of collaborative protocols, modular containers and smart interfaces that enable universal […]
December 1, 2015

Order Fullfillment as a Competitive Advantage

A recent survey showed that 65 percent of buyers want next-day delivery. And another survey showed that 24 percent of online buyers said same-day delivery was important to them. All of this is putting pressure on retailers as well as industrial distributors to rev up their cycle times for fast, […]
December 1, 2015

CELDi Site Directors, Bill Ferrell of Clemson & Kimberly Ellis of Virginia Tech, presented free seminar on the Roadmap at ProMat

During ProMat 2015, the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics—along with the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) and the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) —is sponsoring a presentation entitled “How To Deal with Disruptors Affecting Your Career.” View article online
December 1, 2015

Bloomberg Analysis: Corporate America Saw Surge in R&D Spending Last Year

Bloomberg News  (3/26) writes that corporate R&D spending in the US rose 6.7% last year, which is “twice the previous year’s gain and the biggest advance since 1996,” according to data from the Commerce Department. The trend was underscored by a 14% “surge” in the fourth quarter signaling “additional increases are […]
December 1, 2015

Paper Highlight: Research to Provide an Agenda for Future Warehousing Research Relevant for both Academic Development and Practitioners’ needs

Abstract The main purpose of this research is to provide an agenda for future warehousing research relevant for both academic development and practitioners’ needs. In order to suggest a practically relevant future research agenda, first a comprehensive literature review was performed to identify research areas covered in the literature. Then, 15 […]
September 26, 2015

Clemson University Expanding Program That Prepares Engineers for Logistics Challenges in Asia

GSA Business  (3/26) reported Clemson University is expanding an online master’s program that prepares “engineers for work on logistics and supply chain challenges in” Asia. The university’s program offers students a Master of Engineering in industrial engineering. The program “will be broadened to include content specific to various” Asian nations. View […]
September 16, 2015

NSF I/UCRC announces Research Experience for Veterans (REV)

NSF 12-063 Dear Colleague Letter: I/UCRC Research Experiences for Veterans – REV The National Science Foundation recognizes that Veterans represent a potential underutilized workforce for America’s research and industrial communities. The Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division (IIP) of the Engineering Directorate (ENG) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is now […]
September 3, 2015

Paper Highlight: A Novel Approach for Designing Rental Vehicle Repositioning Strategies

Abstract An important tactical decision for vehicle rental providers is the design of a repositioning strategy to balance vehicle utilization with customer wait times due to vehicle unavailabilities. To address this problem, this article analyzes alternative repositioning strategies: a no-repositioning strategy, a customer repositioning strategy, and a vehicle repositioning strategy, […]
September 2, 2015

MU CELDi helps company save more than $2 million

A logistics mapping tool developed by MU CELDi for the Bayer CropScience Kansas City facility site allows for the visualization of the flow intensity for both forklifts (blue) and trailers (red) throughout the facility for both current and proposed material flow system configurations.   Proprietors of any household budget would […]
November 17, 2014

CELDi Researcher, Greg Parnell, receives the Frank P. Ramsey Medal, the highest award of the Decision Analysis Society

Greg Parnell, research professor, received the Frank P. Ramsey Medal, the highest award of the Decision Analysis Society. This medal was created to recognize distinguished contributions to the field of decision analysis. Ramsey Medalists are recognized for having made substantial further contributions to that theory and its application to important […]
October 25, 2014

Paper Highlight: Best Practices for Industry-University Collaboration

Universities can be major resources in a company’s innovation strategy.  But to extract the most business value from research companies need to follow these seven rules. View article online
October 20, 2014

CELDi Researcher, Chase Rainwater, Selected for Symposium on Engineering Education

The symposium was a meeting of faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative education approaches. The participants, who were nominated and selected by members of the National Academy of Engineering, spent two and half days sharing ideas, research and best practices in engineering education. View article online Frontiers of […]
October 14, 2014

Paper Highlight: Trailer Fleet Planning for Industrial Gas Distribution

Abstract For industrial gas providers, fleet planning is important to their financial and operational performance. This article considers long-term vehicle purchase decisions, medium-term vehicle relocation decisions, and short-term rental decisions that are useful for increasing flexibility to meet time-varying demand. A mixed-integer programming model is developed to minimize total distribution […]
October 11, 2014

CELDi Takes Engineering to the Classroom

Network Flow Models IE Challenge CELDi, through the NSF program Research Experience for Teacher (RET), is helping to bring engineering into middle and high school classrooms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Area teachers and university faculty work together to develop programs that introduce students to the field of industrial engineering […]
October 4, 2014

CELDi Researchers, Ed Pohl, Kim Needy & Heather Nachtmann, Gain Recognition at American Society for Engineering Management conference

Several University of Arkansas industrial engineering faculty and students were honored at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Management in October in Virginia Beach, Virginia. View article online
October 3, 2014

Paper Highlight: Analytical Models for Warehouse Configuration

Abstract The performance of a warehouse is impacted by how it is configured, yet there is no optimization model in the literature to answer the question of how to best configure the warehouse in terms of warehouse shape and the configuration of the dock doors. Moreover, the building blocks for […]