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 […]