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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

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.