June 15, 2015

Algorithms For Optimizing Yard Operations – FL05-INOV

This project develops optimization-based policies for railroad systems and also develops a simulation support system.
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.
June 15, 2015

Commercial Practices as Applied to Total Asset Visibility (TAV) – YRI UA03-AFRL7

This project investigates the commercial best practices of supply management for supply chain systems and efficient tracking systems such as RFID.
June 15, 2015

Assessing and Improving Safety Logistics at the Pantex Plant – TT10-BWXT

The objective of this project is to implement safety culture in a plant to operate as a high reliability organization.
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

Quantifying the Impact of Aircraft Cannibalization – YR1 UA03-AFRL1

This project redevelops a mathematical modeling methodology to accurately adresses process issues, identifies policies for making cost-effective decisions and analyses policy impact on management of supply chain
June 15, 2015

Hybrid Simulation/Analytic Models for Military Supply Chain Performance Analysis – YRI UA03-AFRL5

This project researches practices on the supply chain of a process and develops a hybrid simulation/analytic model for evaluating logistic networks. This project expects to deliver recommended concerning which commercial practices to adopt to improve the process and reduce cost, and simulation models.
June 15, 2015

Best Practices – UA/TLI-AR98-2

Sponsor: Defense Logistics Agency Research Team: Thomas L. Landers Universities Involved: University of Arkansas Start Date: 12/31/98 End Date: NA Summary:
June 15, 2015

Retail Staffing Study and Simulation Modeling – UA02-06

This project analyzes retail store operations determining the workload requirements of store associates.
June 15, 2015

Multi-Item Load Building Tool for Containers – OU07-TSM DAC

The objective of this project is to computerize a current manual process with a web-based tool to save significant time and preserve resources of this process.
June 15, 2015

Optimizing Inventory Service Levels – UA09-SAMS

We develop a methodology that estimates lost sales for a corporation. This project considers item level demand and sales at individual clubs, day of the week effects, and product margin to develop a lost sales estimate.
June 15, 2015

Traffic Prediction Models Using Origin-Destination Matrices – UL09-INTL

Sponsor: Intellione Research Team: Sunderesh Heragu Universities Involved: University of Louisville Start Date: 05/15/09 End Date: 05/14/10 Summary: The goal of the research is to determine how to use a cell phone based probe system to generate useful Origin – Destination (OD) matrices. The research question to be investigated is […]
June 15, 2015

Scorecards for Lean Inventory Systems – UA10-INVS

The main goal of this research is to investigate and develop methods that will provide inventory analysts with better tools that can assess the trade-offs between cost, service, and risk within lean inventory systems. A literature review of the area was performed and metrics identified.
June 15, 2015

RET: New IE Challenge – UA09-RET

This project creates an IE competition amongst Junior High and High School students to stimualte the interest in the subject.
June 15, 2015

Production Scheduling in a Lean Remanufacturing Environment – UL05-02 Crane

The objective of this project is to develop a software tool to facilitate generation of production schedules in a non-labor intensive fashion
June 15, 2015

Analysis of Material Processing Centers – UA03-DLA

The purpose of this project is to improve the efficiency of supply support to customers by examining the strategic, tactical, and operational effectiveness of the design and operation of a process.
June 15, 2015

A Value-Based Approach for Quantifying Problem Solving – UA09-TLC

Analysis of student data indicates, according to one definition of learning styles, that global learners respond more favorably to an online, open-ended learning environment than sequential learners. Industrial engineering students were observed before, during, and after engagement in an online forecasting module. Simple ordered logistic regression models of attitudes were found to be consistent functions of the extent to which students are considered to be global versus sequential learners. Furthermore, significance can be observed even when controlling for additional factors such as gender, other learning style dichotomies, preliminary confidence about forecasting knowledge, and problem solving performance.
June 15, 2015

Collaborative Research Project: Inventory Management Research – CDP-04 OU Strategic Research 03-04

Sponsor: CELDi Research Team: Scott J. Mason Universities Involved: University of Oklahoma Start Date: 11/15/03 End Date: 12/31/04 Summary: This research focuses on Supply/Value Chain “Best Practices” investigation and documentation after a segmentation of the topic into the following areas; supplier relations, transportation, inventory management, warehousing/distribution, customer relations, information technologies. […]
June 15, 2015

The Modular Pallet System – OU08-DAC

This project implements a Modular Pallet System in a process
June 15, 2015

A Decision Support System for Biomass Based Energy Logistics Systems – NSF11-BIOM

This project is focused on developing an optimization model supporting the multi-stage decision-making of infrastructure investment and operation of the biomass logistics system.
June 15, 2015

Pallet Loading Tool for Multimodal Transportation – OU10-DAC1 LBT

Sponsor: U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center Research Team: Cengiz Altan Universities Involved: University of Oklahoma Start Date: NA End Date: NA Summary: There is a need to develop better and more efficient algorithms and associated tools for loading pallets in the most economical method to allow accurate estimate of multi-modal […]
June 15, 2015

The Manufacture/Outsource Decision In Electronics Manufacturing – UA01-04

A profit maximization formulation of the make vs. buy (manufacture vs. outsource) decision in electronics manufacturing.
June 15, 2015

Development of Resource Planning Algorithm – TT06-BWXT

This project consists of the creation of an algorithm to improve production planning and inventory control models of a process.
June 15, 2015

Fleet-Level Selective Maintenance and Aircraft Scheduling – YR1 UA03-AFRL3

The goal of this project was to investigate the use of a mathematical modeling methodology for managing the dynamic maintenance planning and sortie scheduling issues of a process.
June 15, 2015

Cellar Tank Piping Network Analysis – UA04-Gallo

This project researches an optimal pipe routing path algorithm and develops an approach for segmenting operations into "suboperations" to improve optimization model tractability.
May 7, 2018

CELDi’s Spring IAB Meeting and Research Symposium a Success!

Students, faculty and industry leaders from across the country gathered last month in Virginia to discuss innovations in logistics and distribution as part of program led by the Univeristy of Arkansas Industrial Engineering Department. The meeting came as part of the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution, directed by […]
December 20, 2017

CELDi Spring 2018 IAB Meeting & Research Symposium

For lodging please use this link. Register for the Meeting Here!
October 20, 2017

Variation Identification System for Operational Risks in Inventory Systems – CDP13-VISOR – Phase III

The main goal of this research is to review methods and software to deal with less than perfect information in the supply chain and to develop a software tool to enable analysts to better understand how data uncertainty can lead to risk in the supply chain.