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Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Researchers in logistics and supply chain management develop models and algorithms that solve complex logistics problems within a supply chain (such as inventory inaccuracy analysis and fleet routing), as well as coordinate functions and stages across single- or multiple-industry supply chains. Further topics include production planning and control, order promising, supply chain design, and enterprise applications integration. Recent investigations include vehicle routing, security resource planning, freight flow models, and risk-based interdependency modeling.

Centers and Laboratories

The Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) is a multi-university, multi-disciplinary center that provides integrated solutions to logistics problems through research related to modeling, analysis and intelligent-systems technologies.

The Production Logistics Laboratory serves as the primary venue for computational research activities in the areas of production systems and logistics, with access to supply chain management software marketed by i2 Technologies. A new transportation planning and logistics laboratory is under development.

Recent Theses and Dissertations

"A Stochastic Programming Approach for Solving a Fabric Production-Planning Problem," advised by Suleyman Karabuk

"Effect of Granularity of Planning on Estimates of Resource Availability," advised by Scott Moses

"Assembly Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Component Availability Constraints," advised by Scott Moses and Simin Pulat

"Data Mining for the Development of a Global Port-to-Port Commodity Movement Database," advised by Simin Pulat

"An Analysis of Freight Flow under Extreme Condition," advised by Simin Pulat

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