June 15, 2015

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET): Authentic Logistics Projects – CL08-RET

Sponsor: National Science Foundation Research Team: Maria E. Mayorga Universities Involved: Clemson University Start Date: 05/15/08 End Date: 05/31/09 Summary: Through Clemson University, one teacher will learn about engineering logistics and production planning and its applicability to the Gateway to Technology program; an advanced science and “pre-engineering” curriculum for 6th […]
June 15, 2015

Allocation of Bulk Tanks to Customer Sites – VT09-AIRL

Sponsor: American Air Liquide Research Team: Kimberly Ellis Universities Involved: Virginia Tech Start Date: 01/19/09 End Date: 01/18/10 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

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.