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 […]
August 15, 2011

Supply chain Network Simulator Using Cloud Computing – CDP10-SCNS

The goal of this CELDi Center Designated Project is to enhance previously developed multi-echelon supply chain simulation software so that it can be used by CELDi organizations through a SaaS architecture that leverages the resources available within cloud computing (CC) At the end of this project, CELDi member organizations will have available to them a SaaS/Cloud computing application capable of evaluating the performance of multi-echelon supply networks through simulation. This software architecture will facilitate software benefits based on a usage model and develop expertise within the center for this new computing architecture.
August 31, 2010

Identifying Materials Management Improvements for Aircraft Logistics Centers – CL09-LOCK

Routine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft includes mostly standard work, but often there are "Over and Above" work requests for unanticipated repairs • These requests require a certain level of on-hand inventory in order to continue working on aircraft and minimize delays • Each piece of inventory requires an inventory cost investment Project objectives are to improve processes managing materials by • Reducing total inventory investment without increasing stockout risk • Increasing the visibility of supplier-related data (e.g. lead time) to reduce the need for additional buffer inventory • Reclassifying work requests to encourage holding predictable inventory requirements