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Freightliner Llc Manufacturing Optimization, Jerry Compton, Ryan Jefferis, Hasnah Mat-Amin, Felix Ngoussou Oct 2001

Freightliner Llc Manufacturing Optimization, Jerry Compton, Ryan Jefferis, Hasnah Mat-Amin, Felix Ngoussou

Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects

Freightliner LLC has been producing innovative products since 1942 for the trucking industry. Following a 1981 acquisition by Daimler-Benz AG, Freightliner has steadily gained market share through acquisition and fleet sales. Following record production in 1999 at maximum yield levels, year 2000 hit the heavy truck market especially hard. High diesel fuel prices, low used truck values, and a slowing economy were just a few reasons for reduced truck sales.

Through Ql of 2001, heavy vehicle production was down 54% compared to 2000 in attempts of lowering inventory amounts. In this new market, capacity is no longer the overall manufacturing ...


A Multi-Agent Framework For Supporting Intelligent Fourth-Party Logistics, Hoong Chuin Lau, G. Lo Aug 2001

A Multi-Agent Framework For Supporting Intelligent Fourth-Party Logistics, Hoong Chuin Lau, G. Lo

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

A distributed intelligent agent-based framework that supports fourth-party logistics optimization under a web-based e-Commerce environment has been proposed in this paper. In the framework, customer job requests come through an e-Procurement service. These requests are consolidated and pushed to the e-Market Place service periodically. The e-Market Place then serves as a broker that allows intelligent agents to bid to serve these requests optimally in real-time by solving multiple instances of underlying logistics optimization problem. The resulting system was implemented based on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform using distributed system technology for communication between objects.


A Study Of Financial Analysis Expectations And Practices In The Engineering Management Workplace, Paul Kauffmann, Resit Unal, Andres Sousa-Poza, William Peterson Jan 2001

A Study Of Financial Analysis Expectations And Practices In The Engineering Management Workplace, Paul Kauffmann, Resit Unal, Andres Sousa-Poza, William Peterson

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This paper describes an on-going study of Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students and the financial analysis related job expectations and environment they face. The objective of this effort is to provide enhanced understanding of these requirements so that instructional content in the related courses can be focused to meet these needs. To achieve this goal, the study segments findings based on a range of organizational and job level characteristics to identify critical differences in the financial work environment and the financial tools that are employed. Preliminary findings are discussed in this paper and contrasts between public and private sector ...


The Evolution Of Manufacturing Planning And Control Systems: From Reorder Point To Enterprise Resource Planning., Patrick Rondeau, L. A. Litteral Jan 2001

The Evolution Of Manufacturing Planning And Control Systems: From Reorder Point To Enterprise Resource Planning., Patrick Rondeau, L. A. Litteral

Scholarship and Professional Work - Business

Manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems have existed since the earliest days of the industrial revolution. To gain a historical perspective, it is useful to look at the evolution of these systems. Five major stages were involved: reorder point (ROP) systems, materials requirement planning (MRP) systems, manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) systems, MRP-II with manufacturing execution systems (MES), and enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) with MES. When examined in detail, each stage represents the next logical step in manufacturing philosophy and technological innovation over the preceding stage.


A Model To Evaluate The Effect Of Organizational Adaptation, Holly A. H. Handley, Alexander H. Levis Jan 2001

A Model To Evaluate The Effect Of Organizational Adaptation, Holly A. H. Handley, Alexander H. Levis

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

When an organization’s output declines due to either internal changes or changes in its external environment, it needs to adapt. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of different adaptation strategies on organizational per- formance, an organizational model composed of individual models of a five stage interacting decision maker was designed using an object oriented design approach and implemented as a Colored Petri net. The concept of entropy is used to calculate the total activity value, a surrogate for decision maker workload, based on the functional partition and the adaptation strategy being implemented. The individual decision maker’s total activity ...


Developing A Multi-Attribute Utility Model (Maum) For Selecting Information Technologies In The Construction Industry , Tarek Elsayed Elmisalami Jan 2001

Developing A Multi-Attribute Utility Model (Maum) For Selecting Information Technologies In The Construction Industry , Tarek Elsayed Elmisalami

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The construction industry lags behind other industries in adopting new information technologies (ITs). The current construction procedures used to transfer data need to be updated. The most common data capture technologies are bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging. Although bar code and RFID systems are quite different, they might accomplish the same tasks.;In fact, so many new data capture technologies now exist that industry managers are often perplexed when they plan a new system. This research develops a decision tool that enables decision makers in the construction industry to select the most appropriate data capturing technology for ...


Generation Planning For Electric Power Utilities Under Market Uncertainties: A Real Options Approach , Chung-Hsiao Wang Jan 2001

Generation Planning For Electric Power Utilities Under Market Uncertainties: A Real Options Approach , Chung-Hsiao Wang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The generation business in the U.S. is currently undergoing a transition from a regulated monopoly toward an uncertain, competitive market. Under the competitive market, the price of electric power as well as the corresponding revenue may be much less certain than before. These market uncertainties have increased the significance of two critical factors in generation planning. These factors are financial risks and managerial flexibilities.;In order to quantitatively and objectively address these two factors in generation planning, in this dissertation, we design and analyze a series of mathematical models based on the real options approach for generation planning. Hence ...