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    • 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. ...
    • Application of Real-time Simulation to Improve Patient Satisfaction, Emory Crawford Long Hospital 

      Santo Domingo, Eileen; Qureshi, Junaid; Braza, Mark; Grivas, Nick; Williams, Ryan; Soler, Vivian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-12-10)
      The team developed a predictive tool for patient wait-times in Emergency Departments. The tool utilizes discrete-event simulation in combination with real-time data to generate predictions. This work will enable low-severity ...
    • 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 ...
    • Belt Line Feasibility Study: Final Report 

      Cha, Jane; Dimassi, Mike; Haynes, Derek; Kwak, Jean; Mian, Salman; Murphy, Ryan; Nedev, Nikolay; Riaz, Nabil; Zeller, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-04)
      The overall objective of this study is to assist the Atlanta City Council and URS in determining the feasibility of implementing a light rail system proposal to help alleviate Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cooper Lighting: Sales Forecasting 

      Gegenheimer, Melissa; Hilterbrandt, Tessa; Kohler, Russell; Nelson, Matthew; Robbins, Stephanie; Sheffield, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-29)
      In 2008 Cooper Lighting experienced a 28% sales forecasting error in one of their largest brands. The fact that Cooper Lighting has no reliable sales forecasting method has proved to be problematic in various areas of their ...
    • Creating software to compute the optimal number of newspapers to deliver to each sales outlet 

      Babb, Megan; Baggett, Jonathan W.; Barthelemy, Corey; Dickenson, Katie; Hughes, Amanda; Rogovin, Katie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-29)
      The purpose of the project is to develop a method to calculate the optimal number of newspapers to deliver to each of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 7500 sales outlets on each day of the week. The optimization model ...
    • 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. ...
    • Distribution Center Location and Expansion Plan, Platt Electric Supply 

      Cermenaro, Sara; Duarte, Jonathan; Vásquez, Julio; Villegas, Mariana; Virgil, Taylor; Willis, Luis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-12-10)
      The project provided Platt Electric, the largest private wholesale electric supply distributor in the western United States, with different options for the expansion of their business and the addition of 110 branches. Using ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Improving Operations at Manheim Seattle 

      Fetic, Sanin; Gordillo, Alejandro; Gouws, Jacques; Guzman, Jorge; Mills, Lindsay; Reinhard, Margaret; Tovey, Craig A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-12-10)
      The team recommended facility and operational changes for Manheim, the world's largest automobile resale company, at its Seattle site. The changes should increase net revenue by 14%, or $5.4 million annually, at a capital ...
    • Improving Quality Audits for GE Energy Airfoils 

      Chan, Michael; Dowla, Tareq; Lefkovitz, Myles; Manawar, Tanzil; Sun, Lance; Tsang, Chiu Tong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04-29)
      The project improved quality audits at GE Energy Airfoils by using correlation to reduce inspection times, an automated database to provide higher visibility of quality levels, and linear regression to develop more accurate ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Intel Logistics - Designing Cost-Effective Distribution Strategies for Intel's Proposed Ultra Low-Cost PC Chip Line 

      Coelho-Prabhu, Siddharth; Dharia, Arpit; Kotak, Akshay; Kumar, Jason; Mehta, Shyam; Ragunathan, Ranjini (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-30)
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...