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Next-Generation Distribution System – CL06-MICH

This project develops a methodology that determines the best mode of operation for a distribution center.


Michelin North America, Inc.

Research Team:

William Ferrell, Mark McElreath, Priya Devapriya

Universities Involved:

Clemson University

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The objective of this project is to develop an automated model for consolidating loads on a daily basis, perform an analysis of pool point opportunity, and develop a method for creating dedicated routes at Michelin.
The sponsor is embarking on an aggressive program to use advanced technology and approaches to control freight movement from distribution centers to retailers. This project focuses on developing a methodology for determining the best mode of operation for each distribution center.
Results show real savings even with a heavily constrained model