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Title: Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution CELDi


1
Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution
(CELDi)
A National Science Foundation sponsored
Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
(I/UCRC)
2
What is CELDi?
  • National Science Foundation sponsored
    Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.
  • CELDi is focused on applied research projects in
    engineering logistics and distribution for
    commercial, military and government applications.

3
Industry University Cooperative Research Center
  • Rathindra DasGupta, Ph.D
  • Program Director, I/UCRC
  • Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
  • Directorate of Engineering
  • National Science Foundation

4
I/UCRC Mission and Vision
  • Mission
  • To contribute to the nations research
    infrastructure base by developing long-term
    partnerships among industry, academe and
    government
  • To leverage NSF funds with industry to support
    graduate students performing industrially
    relevant research
  • Vision
  • To expand the innovation capacity of our nations
    competitive workforce through partnerships
    between industries and universities

5
I/UCRC Research Interaction
University
Industry
I/UCR Centers
Basic
Applied/Development
6
The I/UCRC Model
Companies pay a membership fee that results in an
applied research project for the company.
Industries interact with universities on
pre-competitive research.
University
University
University
I/UCRC
University
Each I/UCRC has its own structure and
collaboration mechanisms.
The promise of an I/UCRC is based on synergy and
leveraging.
7
  • ENG Single University Centers
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Advanced Vehicle Electronics
  • Bio-catalysis and Bio-processing of
    Macromolecules
  • Biomolecular Interaction
  • Electronic Micro-Cooling
  • Child Injury Studies
  • Precision Metrology
  • Advanced Knowledge Enablement

Industry/University Cooperative Research
Centers as of July 2008
  • ENG Multi-University Centers
  • Advanced Forestry
  • Built-Environment
  • Ceramic and Composite Materials
  • Computational Materials Design
  • Dielectrics
  • Friction STIR Processing
  • Fuel Cells
  • Laser and Plasma for Adv. Mfg.
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Membranes
  • Minimally Invasive Diagnostics
  • MultiPhase Flow
  • Precision Forming
  • Repair of Building and Bridges
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Smart Vehicles
  • Water Quality
  • CISE Multi-University Centers
  • Cyber Protection
  • e-Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Experimental Computer Systems
  • Identification
  • Intelligent Maintenance
  • Reconfigurable Computers
  • Search Rescue Robots
  • Wireless Internet
  • Management of Information
  • Telecommunications
  • Autonomic Computing

Academic arm of the FBI's Biometric Center
of Excellence
8
Memberships and Agreements
  • Membership fee structure
  • Patent rights held by university, with royalty
    free, non-exclusive rights to center members
  • Companies wishing to exercise rights to a
    royalty-free license pay for the costs of patent
    application
  • If only one company seeks a license, that COMPANY
    may obtain an exclusive fee-bearing license
  • Government retains march-in rights
  • Publication delay policy
  • Industrial Advisory Board one representative
    from each company

9
Input from Industry Members
  • Project Overview
  • Provides scope of work, project deliverables,
    milestones, budget
  • Level of Interest /Feedback Evaluation
  • Provides a method for members to comment
    regarding applicability to unique organizational
    needs or suggest additional research direction

10
Center Members are in Good Company
If they can, you can too!!!
11
Win-Win Interactions
  • For industry, an I/UCRC
  • provides an avenue to investigate a topic for
    which internal expertise does not exist
  • accomplishes research at a fraction of the cost
  • allows an industry to utilize the talents and
    resources of a university
  • provides an excellent recruiting tool for
    building the future of the company
  • increases interaction capabilities among various
    members
  • allows organizations to interact with
    pre-competitive research

12
Win-Win Interactions
  • For academia, an I/UCRC
  • provides stable funding source for research
  • increases academic exposure to actual industry
    problems
  • establishes a meaningful research focus -- with
    industrial relevance
  • provides support for research and students

13
Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution
(CELDi)
A National Science Foundation sponsored
Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
(I/UCRC)
14
Focus Areas
15
Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution
  • CELDi provides creative, leading-edge solutions
    to real-world problems
  • Technology-focused studies
  • Analysis-based design studies
  • Algorithm and computerized tool development
  • Member organizations collaborate with research
    teams.
  • Member organizations benefit from shared research
    solutions.

16
Membership Contribution Levels
  • Membership
  • Full Members (more than 50 employees) Minimum
    50K/yr
  • Full partners in research projects.
  • 5k towards Center-designated research projects
    for leveraging
  • Associate Members (50 employees or less)
    Minimum 25K/yr
  • Smaller projects if only one member involved.
  • May participate in full research project through
    affiliation with a full member or another
    associate member.
  • 2.5k towards Center-designated research projects
    for leveraging

17
Membership Benefits
  • Involvement
  • Problem definition
  • Data
  • Sponsorship of a student
  • Host research team visits
  • Biannual meetings
  • Feedback
  • Annual membership contribution
  • Why join CELDi?
  • Access to researchers
  • Synergy
  • Leveraging
  • Students

18
Synergy …
CL07-SPWR
MU08-LGGT
LH08-CTI
UA07-SAMS
19
… and Leveraging
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Leggett Platt …
United Parcel Service …
Select the top-10 of the company-designated
projects and leverage to all Center members via
generalized work products.
20
Membership Benefits
  • Involvement
  • Problem definition
  • Data
  • Sponsorship of a student
  • Host research team visits
  • Biannual meetings
  • Feedback
  • Annual membership contribution
  • Why join CELDi?
  • Access to researchers
  • Synergy
  • Leveraging
  • Students

21
CELDi Provides Return on Investment
  • IAB Members are pleased with CELDi research
  • 87 of IAB Members are quite satisfied or very
    satisfied with the capabilities of faculty,
    graduate students, and technical quality of
    research
  • IAB Members are impressed with CELDi operations
  • 100 of IAB Members are quite satisfied or
    very satisfied with effectiveness of center
    administration and operations

22
Academic Partners
  • University of Arkansas
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Louisville
  • Lehigh University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Clemson University
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Missouri
  • Arizona State University

23
Member Organizations
Invistics Corporation Leggett Platt,
Inc. Lockheed Martin Aircraft Logistics
Center Medline Industries, Inc. Oklahoma
Department of Transportation Port of
Guaymas/State of Sonora Queensland Dept. of Mines
and Energy Red River Army Depot Sam's Club SPAWAR
Charleston United Parcel Service U.S. Army
Defense Ammunition Center Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
AmerenUE American Air Liquide Arizona Department
of Transportation BW Pantex City of
Louisville CODESIN Cook Technologies, Inc. Crane
- Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Emcien, Inc. F.L.
Smidth, Inc. FAA (Aerospace, Inc.) GE
Energy Hallmark Cards, Inc. Innovative
Scheduling
Associate Member
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Next Steps
  • CELDi partnerships begin by jointly scoping a
    project that allows us to learn more about each
    other.
  • Attending the biannual meetings allows you to
    then learn about your role in CELDi as part of
    the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).
  • Participating in Center-Designated Project (CDP)
    selection allows you to derive the full promise
    of a multi-university, multi-member research
    center.

25
YOUR LOGO HERE
26
Center for Engineering Logistics Distribution
CELDi Providing integrated solutions to
logistics problems through modeling, analysis and
intelligent-systems technologies.
27
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Vehicle Routing Logistics Systems
Analysis Logistics System Design
Current Projects
Past Projects
28
Project Defense Logistics Agency
  • The Analysis of Inter-modal Choice Combinations
    and Pre-Positioning Strategies for Military
    Supplies and Material
  • Developed spreadsheet models for material
    positioning, inventory, and cost analysis.









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Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Current Projects
  • Adaptive Logistics Network Design and
    Optimization        
  • Algorithms For Optimizing Yard Operations        
  • Cellar Tank Piping Network Analysis Winery
    Within a Winery        
  • Chemical and Biological Logistics Response
    Research      
  • Cognitive Decision Support in a Sense and Respond
    Environment        
  • Comprehensive Selective Maintenance
    Decision-Making in an Autonomous
    Environment        
  • Cotton Waste Product Development      
  • Design and Structural Analysis of the Modular
    Pallet System Developed for Container Roll-in/out
    Platform        
  • Freight Movement Model Development for Oklahoma,
    Phase II III        
  • Freight Movement Model Development for Oklahoma,
    Phase IV        
  • Improving Inventory Record Accuracy within Retail
    Store Operations      
  • Improving Planning under Uncertainty at U.S. Navy
    Fleet and Industrial Supply Center,
    Jacksonville        
  • Lean 6-Sigma Approach to Field Service
    Logistics        
  • Modeling and Simulation Based Framework for Sense
    and Respond Logistics Concepts        
  • pending      
  • Research Experiences for Teachers 2005-2006
    UL      
  • Simulation Technology Improvements for
    Maintenance Excellence (TIME)        
  • Syndromic Surveillance Systems        
  • Workforce Training for Logistics Skills   

30
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Past Projects
  • Activity Based Costing in Repair/Rework
    Activities for Legacy Systems          
  • Applications of Engineering for Middle School
    Students Focus Selective Maintenance          
  • Applications of Engineering for Middle School
    Students Focus Statistical Process
    Control        
  • Applying Lean Concepts to Grenade Line
    Maintenance          
  • Automated Forecasting of Replacement Part
    Requisitions          
  • Cellar Tank Piping Network Analysis     
  • Commercial Practices as Applied to Total Asset
    Visibility (TAV)  
  • Container Roll-In /Out Platform (CROP) Ammunition
    Restraint Enhancements for Effective
    Transport          
  • Distribution Security    
  • Economic Assessment of Production
    Downtime        
  • Fixture Design Criteria Phase III          
  • Fleet-Level Selective Maintenance and Aircraft
    Scheduling 
  • Freight Movement Model Development for
    Oklahoma          
  • Freight Movement Model Development for Oklahoma,
    Phase II          
  • Grenade Line Reliability and Maintainability
    Performance          
  • Hybrid Simulation/Analytic Models for Military
    Supply Chain Performance Analysis     

31
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Past Projects
  • Identifying Logistics Educational Needs          
  • Integration of Supply Chain Warehousing and
    Transportation Functions          
  • Maintenance Decision-Making under Prognostic and
    Diagnostic Uncertainty          
  • Modeling and Analysis of Center Point
    Distribution Network          
  • Modeling Sortie Generation, Maintenance, and
    Inventory Interactions for Unit Level Logistics
    Planners          
  • Multi-Mission Selective Maintenance
    Decisions          
  • Multi-State Selective Maintenance
    Decisions          
  • NAS Stock/Process Vulnerabilities Phase
    II          
  • Production Scheduling in a Lean Remanufacturing
    Environment          
  • Quantification of Logistics Capabilities          
  • Quantifying the Impact of Aircraft
    Cannibalization          
  • Quantifying the Impacts of Improvements to
    Prognostic and Diagnostic Capabilities          
  • Retail Staffing Study and Simulation
    Modeling          
  • Technical Support Facility Layout          
  • The Use of Decision Models in the Development of
    a Collaborative Integrated Solutions
    System          
  • Utilizing the Logistical Software Assessment Tool
    at NSWC-Crane

32
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Logistics Systems Analysis and Design
Vehicle Routing Logistics Systems
Analysis Logistics System Design
33
Supply Chain Modeling
Supply Chain Modeling
Network Design Facility Location Supply Chain
Configuration Inventory Analysis Requirements
Determination/Demand Forecasting Supply Chain
Management Protection of Safety of Supply Chain
Current Projects
Past Projects
34
Project Hussmann
  • Supply Chain Configuration
  • Multi-plant manufacturing allocation problem
  • Developed a decision-support tool for
    manufacturing allocation.
  • Formed the basis of a corporate-wide reallocation
    effort.
  • Annual savings realized at Hussmann over 10M.

35
Project Naval Systems Supply Command
  • Performance Evaluation of Intermittent Demand
    Forecasting Techniques
  • Markov-chain based intermittent demand generator
    algorithm created and then implemented in Java
    along with the forecasting algorithm.
  • Demand characterization scheme mapped to the
    appropriate forecasting technique.
  • The benefit of using the categorization scheme
    and the recommended forecasting policy is
    quantified upon a set of NIINs from the US Navy
    inventory system and found to reduce the error.

36
Project Thermo King
  • Distribution System Design
  • Distribution center location optimization
  • Developed a decision-support tool for
    distribution system design.
  • Considers inbound outbound transportation
    costs, inventory costs, labor costs, land costs,
    and service factors in a large-scale integer
    program.
  • Projected annual savings at Thermo King of 1.0M.

37
Project Defense Logistics Agency
  • Inventory Integrity Modeling and Benchmarking
  • The purpose of this research was to make
    recommendations for improvements in inventory
    integrity based on current industry practice.
  • Developed detailed recommendations for changing
    processes to improve inventory accuracy.
  • Develop cost model to estimate cost of changes.

38
Project DaySpring
  • Most recent Senior Design project
  • Improved handwork area productivity as measured
    by good cards manufactured per person hour
  • Investigated material handling solutions to
    reduce headcount in boxed cards area

39
Project Air Force Research Laboratories
  • Quantifying the Effect of Commercial
    Transportation Practices in Military Supply
    Chains
  • Identified applicable successful commercial
    transportation practices such as direct
    shipments, lateral shipments, scheduled
    deliveries, express deliveries via simulation.
  • Largest contributing factors were MICAP
    expediting, time to failure distribution,
    availability of local repair, shipping option
    selected, sortie duration, and inventory
    position.

40
Project Naval Systems Supply Command
  • Readiness Based Customer Wait-Time Sparing within
    a Commercial Advanced Planning System
  • Determine the potential for improving supply
    support throughout the Navy and Air Force. The
    project focused on integrating wholesale and
    retail inventory models to achieve readiness
    based customer wait time (CWT) goals.
  • Reduce total inventory investment necessary
    across the Navy and Air Force while achieving
    comparable or better performance and meeting the
    high logistics system performance standards of
    the Navy and Air Force.
  • Specific COTS packages were evaluated and shown
    to provide significant availability increases for
    varying investments in inventory

41
Network Optimization
An unique software solution that combines network
modeling, optimization, and simulation
technologies to drastically reduce the risk
associated with many strategic decisions,
including
  • Supply Chain Network Planning
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Expansion Planning
  • M A Rationalization
  • Contingency Planning
  • Strategic Sourcing

Network Simulation
Detailed Analysis
www.llamasoft.com
42
Project Wal-Mart
  • Supply Chain Configuration
  • Transportation network optimization and capacity
    analysis
  • Determined which Center Point locations should be
    expanded, opened, or closed entirely in order to
    minimize cost.
  • Assessed whether each Center Point should ship to
    all locations or a limited number based on
    freight profiles and required service levels

43
Supply Chain Modeling
Current Projects
  • Agile Business Networks, Development and Pilot
    Project        
  • C/KC-135 Weapon System Stockage Policy
    Analysis        
  • Capacity Planning using Leading Indicators at
    Agere Systems        
  • Equipment Scheduling and Optimization        
  • Establishing Dynamic Supplier Network
    Partnerships        
  • Evaluation of Segmentation Techniques for Spare
    Parts Inventory Management        
  • Interfirm Demand Integration Supply Chain Case
    Study        
  • Inventory, Distribution and Value-Added
    Activities Analysis        
  • Labor Planning Model for Uncertain Demand       
  • Linking Internal Performance Metrics with
    Customer Value Indices        
  • Modeling, Analysis and Solution of the
    Manufacturing and Distribution Activities        
  • Scheduling Algorithms for Production
    Process      
  • TIE Project Healthcare Supply Chain Modeling
    using Simulation  

44
Supply Chain Modeling
Past Projects
  • Best Practices        
  • Fleet Optimization for Oilfield Production
    Enhancement Services          
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Strategies for
    Volatile and Cyclical Customer Demand          
  • Modeling the Value Proposition of the Marketplace
    vs. Direct Connection in the Petroleum
    Industry          
  • Performance Evaluation of Intermittent Demand
    Forecasting Techniques          
  • Quantifying the Effect of Commercial
    Transportation Practices in Military Supply
    Chains          
  • Readiness Based Customer Wait-Time Sparing within
    Commercial Advanced Planning System          
  • Stock Positioning for Personal Equipment and
    Spare Parts Inventory in Military Logistical
    Systems        
  • Success Factors in eProcurement and eTrading in
    the Petroleum Industry          
  • Supply-Chain Analysis in the Railroad
    Industry         
  • The Manufacture/Outsource Decision in Electronics
    Manufacturing   

45
Supply Chain Modeling
Supply Chain Modeling
Network Design Facility Location Supply Chain
Configuration Inventory Analysis Requirements
Determination/Demand Forecasting Supply Chain
Management Protection of Safety of Supply Chain
46
Material Flow Design Improvement
Facility Layout Material Handling System
Design Material Handling System Component
Analysis Storage Systems Facility Logistics
Tools
Material Flow Design Improvement
Current Projects
Past Projects
47
Project Engineering Development of Automated
Temperature System
  • Implementation of automated material handling
    system for Quality Control
  • Developed specialized en- effectors
  • Developed self-adjusting temperature probing
    fixture
  • Developed automated control for recovery
    techniques and sanitation procedures
  • Developed decision models for controlling
    conveyor speed
  • Developed data gathering/keeping to support
    decision model

48
Project Volvo Trucks
  • Facility Logistics
  • Optimizing the flow within the facility
  • Determine which dock location and strategy, how
    to configure the storage locations and
    assignments all based on material flow
    requirements at the assembly lines and efficiency
    measure on personnel requirements.
  • Reduced material handling headcount by 10.

49
Project Steelcraft
  • Facility Layout
  • Improving the flow within the facility
  • Many monuments and other constraints to
    consider
  • Improved facility layout algorithm developed and
    customized to their unique facility.
  • Recommended solution reduced material handling
    cost and a 2-year payback period was obtained on
    department relocation costs.

50
Facility Logistics Tools Layout
  • Facility Layout Design (NSF and Steelcraft)
  • Using ideas from VLSI chip design to design
    facilities
  • Significantly improves existing approaches
    (student version is available from Meller).

51
Powered Roller Conveyors DFRA

52
Facility Logistics Tools Sorters
  • Sorter Decision-Support Tool (MHIA)
  • A tool to estimate throughput requirements for
    unit sorters (bomb-bay, tilt-tray, cross-belt)
  • Available from Meller.

53
Facility Logistics Tools Carousel/VLM
  • Carousel Decision-Support Tool (MHIA)
  • A tool to estimate throughput and floorspace
    requirements (and a comparison with a shelving
    system)
  • Available from Meller.

54
Facility Logistics Tools AGVs
  • AGV Decision-Support Tool (MHIA)
  • A tool to estimate the number AGVs (or other
    trip-based equipment) in a system
  • Available from Meller.

55
Problem Area OFS Design
  • Order Fulfillment System Design
  • Zone vs. Batch
  • Aisle Widths
  • Stacking Height and MH Method Selection

56
Material Flow Design Improvement
Current Projects
  • Cottonseed Oil Biofuels      
  • Large Part Material Handling    
  • Porphyrin-Mediated Destruction of
    Nytro-Entergetics
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and
    Productivity Improvements in Military Logistics
    and Distribution
  • Economic and Technical Feasibilities of
    Implementing Robotics and Machine Vision in an
    Automotive Repair and Component Manufacturing
    Environment 

57
Material Flow Design Improvement
Past Projects
  • Analysis of Material Processing Center
    Operations          
  • Analytical Layout and Design of a Technological
    Repair Facility A UPS-SCS Case Study          
  • Automated Assessment of a Critical Food
    Processing Variable          
  • Engineering Development of Automated Temperature
    System          
  • Examination of 'Next Generation' Material
    Handling Solutions in P DCs        
  • Inventory Modeling of Complex Production and
    Distribution Environments        
  • Material Handling and Distribution Study - Phase
    II         
  • Material Handling, Storage, Transportation and
    Identification Study for the Aircraft Directorate
    (LA), Production Division (LAP) at Tinker Air
    Force Base Phase I          
  • Performance and Uptime Analysis for Production
    Lines     

58
Material Flow Design Improvement
Facility Layout Material Handling System
Design Material Handling System Component
Analysis Storage Systems Facility Logistics
Tools
Material Flow Design Improvement
59
Intelligent Systems
RFID 2-D Bar-Code UID Agent-Based Modeling
Intelligent Systems
Current Projects
Past Projects
60
Problem Area RFID
  • RFID Development
  • Technology
  • Standards
  • Case Studies

61
Project RFID Application for the Eng. Alumni
Award Banquet
  • Familiarizing people to RFID and its use through
    a real-life application Identifying people as
    they enter.
  • Development of RFID middleware, which captures
    the date real-time
  • Development of database to handle RFID readings
  • Development and design of RFID tags which
    identify attendees to the banquet
  • Install the RFID equipment for the application
    environment

Banquet attendees are identified as they enter
the room and a welcome statement was displayed
specific to their names.
62
Project RFID for Tooling and Equipment
  • Recommending systems to automate data entry,
    track portable tooling, and manage tooling data
    more efficiently within tool cribs.
  • Research unique ID technology.
  • Observe tool cribs and study systems.
  • Document current building-specific systems.
  • Make tool crib suggestions for bar coding systems
    and software capabilities.

Significant Results Short term reduction in
errors that lead to incorrect storage, misplaced
items, and information inaccuracies.
63
Project ConAgra Foods
  • Engineering Development of Automated Temperature
    System
  • Maximum processing and minimum temperature
    optimization
  • Development of decision model for controlling
    conveyor speed.
  • Development of data gathering/keeping to support
    decision model.

64
Project Inventory Control
  • Implementing the use of RFID into the inventory
    control and asset management of equipment for
    Industrial Engineering Department
  • Development of a database application to handle
    RFID readings and items in inventory.
  • Development and design of RFID tags which will
    contain with alphanumeric information as well as
    a barcode number printed and electronically
    written to RFID chip
  • Install and test on inventory items in the
    Industrial Engineering Department.

Reduced inventory control time, accurate asset
management
65
Intelligent Systems
Current Projects
  • Cognitive Modeling of Group Decision Behaviors in
    Multi-Cultural Context    
  • Drawing Management        
  • Human-centric Mobile Information Technology in
    Air Force Logistics    
  • Radio Frequency Supply Chain Logistics        
  • Weight Estimator Database Driven 3D Modeler  

66
Intelligent Systems
Past Projects
  • 24/7 Remote Monitoring of Work Zones and
    Intelligent Decision Support System for the
    Safety of Motorists and Highway Construction
    Workers          
  • Assessment of RFID Implementation at
    PBA          
  • Demilitarization Knowledge Management Application
    for Transitioning the Ammunition
    Stockpile          
  • Experimentation Test-Bed for Evaluation and
    Benchmarking of RFID Technologies         
  •  Improving Work Zone Safety          
  • Unique Identification of Tooling and Equipment at
    Pine Bluff Arsenal          
  • Web-based Information Management for
    Demilitarization of Munitions Technology Trees    

67
Intelligent Systems
RFID 2-D Bar-Code UID Agent-Based Modeling
Intelligent Systems
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