Research

June 15, 2015

Agile Business Networks, Development and Pilot Project – LH05-ABN

The objective of this project is to apply Agile Business Networks (ABN) in a process
June 15, 2015

Advanced MRO Planning and Scheduling: Multi-Resource Job-shop Problem with Resource Flexibility (MJSPF) – OSU08-TNK

This project identifies the schedule that minimizes the time to complete a specific number of jobs which go thorugh a sequence of operations.
June 15, 2015

The Use of Decision Models in the Development of a Collaborative Integrated Solutions System – YR1 UA03-AFRL2

This project formulates a scorecard to identify performance measures to investigate scheduling activites and evaluate perspectives.
June 15, 2015

Syndromic Surveillance Systems – YR3 UA-AFRL 2075

This project develops enhanced surveillance systems to better monitor and control current issues
June 15, 2015

Lead Time Reduction via Logistics Streamlining – Customer Proposal Analysis Phase – LH09-FLS

Sponsor: F.L. Smidth Research Team: Gregory Tonkay Universities Involved: Lehigh University Start Date: NA End Date: NA Summary:
June 15, 2015

Decision Support for Warehouse Design – CDP11-WD

The best warehouse design is dependent on how operations are organized, the shape of the facility, and the dock-door configuration, among other factors. We developed a decision-support tool to aid in determining the best warehouse design for a set of given data.
June 15, 2015

Design of Medline’s Picking Modules – UA11-MDLN

Many organizations use U-shaped picking modules to increase the productivity of warehouse workers. Analytical models can be useful in evaluating such picking modules (for example, is the picking module performing well or not). This project developed statistical models to compare picking modules with each other as well as general models to establish a productivity goal for Medline's operations.
June 15, 2015

TIE Project: Healthcare Supply Chain Modeling using Simulation – TIE UA-CHMR

This project evaluates vertical chain if production and inventory stocking policy, and makes recommendations on how to improve organization performance
June 15, 2015

Activity Based Costing in Repair/Rework Activities for Legacy Systems – UL03-03 Crane

The purpose of this project is to develop and describe an activity-based costing (ABC) MS Excel based software tool for a more responsive manufacturing environment.
June 15, 2015

Drawing Management – OU05-ALC

Use of a less costly tracking system using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
June 15, 2015

Quantifying the Effect of Commercial Transportation Practices in Military Supply Chains – YR1 UA03-AFRL6

This project examines the feasibility of utilizing hybrid simulation/analytic techniques within logistical performance analysis in order to speed up the execution of logistical planning while maintaining the accuracy and precision of the performance predictions
June 15, 2015

Container Roll-In /Out Platform (CROP) Ammunition Restraint Enhancements for Effective Transport – OU03-DAC2

This project investigates different materials for product restraints and designs and analyses a new system of pallets and an alternative for stabilizing loads from shifting during transport
June 15, 2015

Demilitarization Knowledge Management Application for Transitioning the Ammunition Stockpile – OU03-DAC1

A visual, interactive tool developed to provide industrial education.
June 15, 2015

Readiness Based Customer Wait-Time Sparing within Commercial Advanced Planning System – UA04-NAVSUP

The objectove of this project is to determine the potential for improving supply support throughout a process. The research will focus on integrating wholesale and retail inventory models to achieve readiness based customer wait time (CWT) goals.
June 15, 2015

Technology Insertion Lifecycle Execution (TILE) Pilot – OU06-TILE

The objective of this project is to evaluate IBM Rational Tool Suite as a tool for organizing tests and tracking defects in software considered for a specific application
June 15, 2015

Distribution Planning – Allocation of Bulk Tanks and Trailer Fleet Sizing – VT10-AIRL

Sponsor: American Air Liquide Research Team: Kimberly Ellis Universities Involved: Virginia Tech Start Date: NA End Date: NA Summary: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the preferred size of tanks to allocate to customer sites (and also at production facilities and intermediate distribution centers) with the objective of […]
June 15, 2015

Development of Key Performance Metrics for Aircraft Maintenance Process Control – CL10-LOCK

Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Research Team: Kevin Taaffe Universities Involved: Clemson University Start Date: NA End Date: NA Summary: Investigation into Key Factors Contributing to Maintenance and Delivery Issues and develop a “Dashboard” of key metrics that Lockheed Martin management can use to make good decisions based on […]
June 15, 2015

Manufacturing and Distribution Strategies for Volatile and Cyclical Customer Demand – OSU02-01

This project develops a manufacturing strategy and a production/inventory model that could help organizations with volatile and cyclical demand perform in a better and efficient manner.
June 15, 2015

Distribution Center Space and Dock Door Configuration – UA09-MDLN

Thiis project evaluates shape and costs of exiting and new facilitie to make the most efficient use of sorage locations.
June 15, 2015

Helping Green Belts Use What They Know – CDP09-GRN

This project develops a training system for new users to master tools effectively and in less time.
June 15, 2015

Optimization of Dynamic Trip Planning Problem – VT09-INNV

Sponsor: Innovative Scheduling Research Team: Yasemin Merzifonluoglu Universities Involved: Virginia Tech Start Date: 11/15/08 End Date: 11/14/09 Summary: The focus of this project is dynamically determining routes of shipments for tactical level decision support for railroads. The objective is to determine an approach to effectively route shipments on trains such […]
June 15, 2015

Management of Performance Based Logistics – UL02-03

The objective of this project is to analyze existing tool of a process, compare them to other existing tool in industry, make improvement recommendations, and determine if approach could be used to evaluate new performance based logistics (PBL) contracts.
June 15, 2015

Algorithms For Optimizing Yard Operations – FL05-INOV

This project develops optimization-based policies for railroad systems and also develops a simulation support system.
June 15, 2015

Modeling a Conversion of Suppliers from Prepaid to Collect System – UA10-SAMS

Motivated by the conversion of many suppliers from prepaid to collect shipping terms, this project identifies opportunities to leverage synnergy between collect suppliers. In particular, we outline a methodology to synchronize vendors in the same geographic areas so they can flow through consolidation centers, and a methodology to pool vendors to save on transportation costs.
June 15, 2015

Commercial Practices as Applied to Total Asset Visibility (TAV) – YRI UA03-AFRL7

This project investigates the commercial best practices of supply management for supply chain systems and efficient tracking systems such as RFID.
October 20, 2017

Variation Identification System for Operational Risks in Inventory Systems – CDP13-VISOR – Phase III

The main goal of this research is to review methods and software to deal with less than perfect information in the supply chain and to develop a software tool to enable analysts to better understand how data uncertainty can lead to risk in the supply chain.
October 20, 2017

Fabrication Division Logistics Process Modernization – UA14-RRAD – Phase III

The Red River Army Depot has identified their Fabrication Division as a candidate for logistics improvement and re-engineering activities that can improve work planning, material supply, and production capabilities.
October 20, 2017

Mitigating the Impact of Lead Time Variability – UA13-DLA – Phase III

The main goal of this research is to model the effect of lead-time variability on the DLA’s logistics system and to develop methods to incorporate this information into inventory policy setting and planning.