All seniors in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) culminate their undergraduate educational experience with a capstone course called Senior Design. This course provides students with firsthand experience at solving real-world problems in a team environment. Student teams select a major design project from a company or not-for-profit organization and exploit all available resources in order to develop a solution for the project client.

Recent Submissions

  • EmTech: Library Service Center Ingestion [Final Presentation] 

    Cormier, Taylor; Govil, Sagar; Hobbs, Ansley; Lee, Jung Ha; Long, Trisha; Najm, Sinan; Norris, Andrea; Laliberte, Andrea (2015-04-24)
    Georgia Tech and Emory University are building a high-density storage facility, the Library Service Center, on the Briarcliff Property of Emory University. The building design is based on a model developed at Harvard ...
  • EmTech: The Library Service Center [Project Proposal] 

    Cormier, Taylor; Govil, Sagar; Hobbs, Ansley; Lee, Jung Ha; Long, Trisha; Najm, Sinan; Norris, Andrea (2015-03-12)
    Georgia Tech and Emory University are building a high-density storage facility, the Library Service Center, on the Briarcliff Property of Emory University. The building design is based on a model developed at Harvard ...
  • Material Flow and Deployment for Next Generation Product Family Engines 

    Forrest, Daniel; Frazelle, Andrew; Hsu, Dustin; Measroch, Leanne; Sweeney, Megan; Taylor, Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-01)
    Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in aircraft engine manufacturing, requested help optimizing transportation decisions to support assembly of Next Generation Product Family engines. The team delivered an optimization model ...
  • Aircraft Arrival Schedule Optimization for UPS Worldport 

    Chow, Diana; Ferguson, Stefan; Shah, Nirmit; Wykoff, Brandon; Kim, Sohyun; Le, Jianing; Chen, Yuelin; Wu, Zhixun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-01)
    UPS Worldport is the world's largest package sorting facility. The team developed a flexible optimization model for aircraft arrival scheduling to address the problem of operational delays due to irregular volume inflow. ...
  • Workforce Management and Process Improvement 

    Calender, Betsy; Coe, Kevin; Le, Jimmy; Kyungha, Lim (Diane); Sarmiento, Jose; Wachs, Alyssa; Zarnitsyn, Alexey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-01)
    In Atlanta, Delta Cargo is experiencing high overtime costs and a low on-time shipment delivery rate. The deliverables of our project include: estimation of a shipment's processing rate, a demand forecast, a staffing ...
  • Kubota: Domestic Inbound Freight Optimization 

    Chen, Kelly; Kim, Jin-Su; Merchant, Rozina; Mun, David; Sawhney, Abhinav; Takimoto, Yumehito; Talaviya, Dhruvik; Yeh, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-01)
    This project focuses on minimizing logistics costs for Kubota Manufacturing. The team developed an optimization-based system to decide the routes and modes for shipping parts from 200 suppliers all over the U.S. to Kubota's ...
  • Yarn-to-Needle Process Improvement and Order Release Scheduling 

    Broadley, Sarah; Durán, Gilda Maria Carbo; Chen, Hongfan; Mordel, Eran; Villarreal, Adrian; Zeman, Kyle P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-12)
    Interface, Inc., is the world’s largest modular carpet manufacturer. Their facility in West Point, GA. has experienced lost demand due to lack of capacity, overtime expenses, constrained space, and delayed orders. Our ...
  • LTL Logistics Network Optimization 

    Bae, Sangho; Balakrishnan, Nilesh; Desai, Vineet; Mehrotra, Ankita; Venable, Luke; Winton, Steven (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-12)
    Volunteer Express, a less than truckload logistics provider, traditionally routed all shipments through its hub in Nashville, TN. The routing procedures and capacity constraints adversely affected operational efficiency. ...
  • Increasing Throughput Capacity at a Walmart.com Distribution Center 

    Boliere, Anne S.; Brown, Sheereen; King, Matthew; MacGowan, Virginia; Solana, Jessica; Thaliath, Catherine S.; Ulloque, Victoria (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-12)
    The goal of the project was to increase throughput capacity at the Walmart.com distribution center in Carrollton, GA. The team utilized various methodologies to develop tools and pick module designs as deliverables. By ...
  • Inbound Shipment Coordination 

    Bharadwaj, Shashank; Black, Marybeth; Blau, Lynn; Chitalia, Nakul; Guzman, Maria Isabel; Hogan, Caitlin; Miller, John; Penakalapati, Siddhartha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-12)
    The team worked with The Home Depot to reduce its inbound transportation cost by building an optimization model that created multi-stop truck routes. These routes were then consolidated to form groups of frequently combined ...
  • Determining System Trailer Fleet Size and Terminal Assignment 

    Gurevich, Mark; Lacayo, Leonardo; Lynch, Courtney; Pavia, Andres; Reichsfeld, Jessica; Schrichte, Matthew; Yildirim, Baris; Zheng, Zheng (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-02)
    Saia, Inc. is a super-regional, less-than-truckload (LTL) company. The team developed an approach to optimize the composition of Saia's trailer fleet, and to assign the fleet to appropriate terminals throughout the network. ...
  • Schedule Optimization for Asset Inspection 

    Bourgeois, Lane; Espinosa, José Rodrigo; Everett, Ashley; Fausel, Stephen; Hochstetler, Brandon; Hochstetler, Brenton; Kim, Katie; Riggins, Donna (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-02)
    Railcar Management, Inc. provides software solutions for railroad companies. RailDOCS, a software suite, manages the testing of fixed assets along railroads. By providing an exact testing schedule using an optimization ...
  • Wind Turbine Offloadng Optimization Strategy 

    Cantu, Antonio Elosua; Ching Sanchez, Jacmara Katheryn; Harasic-Yaksic, Oscar Andres; Kieffer, Santiago Diaz; Mintz, Yonatan Dov; Nassarwere, Mario Solares (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-02)
    GE Energy is a leader in the alternative energy field, installing over 16,000 wind turbines since 2002. The team created tools to forecast the times of arrival of components to wind sites and optimize the allocation of ...
  • Batching Outbound Shipments for Whirlpool Corporation 

    Bertolino, Michele; Herbst, Ana; Jones, Andy; Liem, Adam; Nemes, Travis; O’Gorman, Melanie; Russell, Samantha; Sood, Eric (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-14)
    The team investigated the implementation of batch-picking shipments at a regional distribution center for Whirlpool Corporation, the world's largest appliance manufacturer. An Excel-based optimization tool was created ...
  • Private Fleet Optimization for Railcar Management Inc. (RMI) 

    Hajiyani, Sikander; Kang, John; Laguna, Zachary; Lee, Sojeong; Lotero, Camilo; Moon, Clara; Yu, Tina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-14)
    Railcar Management Inc. (RMI) is a leading software solutions provider for railroad companies. The team created an optimization program, which can be integrated into the company's existing routing and scheduling software, ...
  • Caterpillar, Inc: Consolidating Packaging Material Vendors to Reduce Supply Chain Costs 

    Davignon, Katie; DeBow, Danielle; Eldridge, Christine; Gay, Brad; Kim, Young Gul; Moon, Heeseung; Suen, Courtney; Wood, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-14)
    Caterpillar purchases products and parts from over 1,000 suppliers worldwide. Suppliers select packaging material vendors and pass related costs to Caterpillar. To consolidate this vendor base, the team designed and ...
  • GE Energy Parts Sharing Project 

    Bhatt, Manan; Desai, Saloni; Dhruv, Avadhi; Herman, Mark; Himani, Ariz; Lakhani, Mohsin; Narayanaswamy, Swathi (2010-12-15)
    The project designed a parts sharing system for GE Energy's gas turbines to minimize purchasing costs and residual part life. By employing successive network flow optimizations and grouping methods, the team demonstrated ...
  • Radiant Systems Field Services Redesign Project 

    Blakes, Dillon; Click, Josh; Craig, Ian; Darnowsky, Randy; Feyereisen, Joel; Kaylen, Kristina; Kent, Jesse; Weber, Mackenzie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-05)
    The team recommended Radiant Systems, the leading global manufacturer of point of sale products, a facility layout redesign and an inventory management tool for their field services division. Intensive data collection, a ...
  • Optimization of Fueling Policy - Norfolk Southern Corp. 

    Chen, David; Curry, Susan; Lobo, Aldren; Lu, Yatong; Minderman, Tom; Thornton, Matthew; Zhu, Sheng-Bo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-05)
    Our team worked with Norfolk Southern Railway to optimize their locomotive fueling policy. We implemented a simulation based optimization model which gave an immediate value added of $8 million annually. A recommendation ...
  • Burger King® Senior Design Final Presentation 

    LaPerre, Jennifer; Powers, Matthew; Sears, Jared Trammell; Spicher, Stephen; Sugar, Patrick; Vila, Kristen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-05)
    The team addressed three areas of improvement for Burger King®: determining the optimal number of point-of-sale units, eliminating excessive labor hours, and reducing wait times in the drive-thru. The following three ...

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