- SCL NEWS ARCHIVE
April 9, 2015
Launching courses, seminars and more on Georgia Coast with the opening of its office at GT Savannah campus
March 19, 2015
Faculty, staff and students use logistics to help save lives across the globe through Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems.
March 16, 2015
The truth is logistics in all its forms is big business in Georgia. The state is the fifth largest overall logistics employer in the nation and rising fast. The Georgia Centers of Innovation has identified more than 12,300 logistics providers that employ more than 140,000 people. In addition, there are more than 33,000 logistics-consuming companies that critically rely on the efficient flow of freight to operate their business, according to the Center of Innovation for Logistics.
March 10, 2015
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering's (ISyE) graduate program maintained its top ranking once again in the 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report.
ISyE team wins first place at IIE technical paper competition for Identification and Allocation of Increased-Risk Encephalitis Organs
March 6, 2015
March 6, 2015
March 5, 2015
Every university brags about its alumni, but how many can call a country’s president one of its graduates? Georgia Tech can.
The CDC Senior Design team Places First in Technical Paper Competition at the IIE Southeast Regional Conference
March 5, 2015
The CDC Senior Design team, who placed as finalists in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition, can add another accolade to their project – taking home first place in the Technical Paper Competition at the IIE Southeast Regional Conference at Mississippi State University.
February 27, 2015
January 14, 2015
Benoit Montreuil joined the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering this January as the Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair.
January 9, 2015
Professor Sigrún Andradóttir and Professor Dave Goldsman have received this year’s Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award by the Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) for their excellence in teaching at Georgia Tech.
December 18, 2014
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering is starting the New Year off with a new School Chair, H. Edwin Romeijn.
December 17, 2014
Natashia Boland joins the ISyE faculty this winter as a professor. She hails from the University of Newcastle's School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences where she was a Professor of Applied Mathematics. Boland is no stranger to Georgia Tech, having completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at ISyE.
December 8, 2014
ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held December 5 at McCamish Pavilion. This year’s finalist includes the teams who worked on projects for the CDC, Emory (Winship), Interface, and UPS (Peak).
November 19, 2014
Paul Griffin will be returning to ISyE as the Joseph C. Mello Chair, starting January 2015. The Joseph C. Mello Chair was created through an endowment established by Joseph Mello, IE 1980, to support the work of an outstanding ISyE faculty member whose work focuses on health care delivery operations.
November 14, 2014
Once again, faculty, students, and alumni in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) were among those selected as winners for the various prizes and awards given at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, held November 9th through 12th in San Francisco, California.
October 17, 2014
The Georgia Tech Mentor Jackets program is currently seeking supply chain and logistics mentors for the 2014-2015 academic year.
October 15, 2014
Pinar Keskinocak, ISyE's William W. George Chair, was appointed the College of Engineering’s ADVANCE professor by Dean Gary S. May.
September 29, 2014
The newly formed GT Supply Chain network is a professional and social group for alumni, students, faculty, staff, professional education students/alumni, and friends of Georgia Tech with an interest in Supply Chain. Join us as we kick off our new Affinity Group Homecoming Weekend.
September 25, 2014
Georgia Tech’s graduate supply chain programs have been ranked in the top five in the 2014 Gartner Top U.S. Supply Chain Graduate University rankings.
September 23, 2014
William W. “Bill” George, IE 1964, Honorary Ph.D. 2008, is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, one of the largest medical technology companies in the world. He and his wife, Penny reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are members of The Hill Society. George talks with the Campaign Quarterly about his vision for Georgia Tech and the importance of giving back.
September 15, 2014
Nicoleta Serban, ISyE associate professor at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has recently released a new book, Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare.
September 10, 2014
To assist disaster and waste management officials in assessing the cost of determining processing location sites and capacities and decisions related to debris flow such as collection, transportation, reduction, recycling, and disposal of debris, the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS) recently launched a website that provides an Excel based user-friendly decision support tool. The tool is available for download online at no charge.
July 22, 2014
Interested alumni and friends, please complete the form at www.scl.gatech.edu/sclaffinity for us to gather and gauge interest as well as understand how potential members would like to be involved (we are open to your suggestions and ideas) in this exciting new Alumni Association initiative.
July 21, 2014
Tim Brown, Director of Professional Education with the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), speaks with SupplyChainBrain about Supply Chain Leadership training and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program SCL is involved with.
June 11, 2014
Global supply chains and organizations that provide service to them must be able to adapt to change. The bill that cleared the way for the harbor in Savannah to deepen and expand is an example, necessitated by an infrastructure investment thousands of miles away in Panama. Freight transport infrastructure change is one of six major global trends identified by Georgia Tech Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech Professors Chip White, the Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics, and Alan Erera, Coca-Cola Professor.
June 5, 2014
Dr. Jane Ammons received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the IIE Conference in Montreal on June 2, 2014. This award is one of the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE.
May 14, 2014
ISyE alumnus, Juan Carlos Varela, IE 1985, was declared the victor of Panama's presidential election on May 4, 2014. Varela, who will take office July 1, dedicated his victory to Panama's democracy.
May 12, 2014
Don Ratliff has been named the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Logistics & Supply Chains for the 2014-2016 term
May 9, 2014
Martin Savelsbergh will be joining the ISyE faculty as the James C. Edenfield Chair this August 2014.
May 2, 2014
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, the World Food Program team received the first place award in the Spring 2014 Senior Design Competition.
April 28, 2014
Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, made a contribution to SCL to actively support professional education in supply chain engineering.
Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Collaborates to Develop Eight Industry Recognized Supply Chain Operations Certifications
March 6, 2014
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is teaming with Broward College to lead a consortium of 12 Universities and Colleges from across the country in a $25 million dollar grant to develop a set of eight industry recognized supply chain operations and logistics certifications.
March 10, 2014
Don Ratliff, executive director of ISyE’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute wrote an article on the evolution of supply chain and logistics thinking for the February issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
February 5, 2014
The Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center collaborates with Habitat for Humanity International to improve disaster response.
June 13, 2014
The multidisciplinary report provides a glimpse of 10 years out, offering insight into the current and future challenges facing the industry and giving practitioners a plan to move forward.
March 28, 2014
With global trade likely to rise more than threefold to $27 trillion by 2030, logistics professionals are in high demand, according to Winning the Talent Race, a report by professional services firm PwC.
January 15, 2014
Alan Erera, ISyE associate chair for graduate studies, has been named a Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) for a three year term of service. The Coca-Cola Early Career Professorship is designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to “retain eminent teacher-scholars.”
January 10, 2014
After receiving such great response and feedback at the plenary talk Professor George Nemhauser gave at EURO-INFORMS, he agreed to present the talk to a group of graduate students at Georgia Tech. This fascinating and informative talk is available for download at: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/49829
January 6, 2014
The Georgia Department of Public Health blog shared how scientists at Georgia Tech and the CDC have made it easier for physicians, individuals and parents to keep up with missed shots: computerized tools that create a customized schedule for catching up on vaccines.
September 4, 2013
Özlem Ergun has been appointed the Coca Cola Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term of service, beginning August 15, 2013.
September 4, 2013
Nagi Gebraeel has been appointed Chandler Family Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term of service, beginning August 15, 2013.
August 19, 2013
Professors Chip White and Alan Erera participated in the by invitation-only E.U.-U.S. Transportation Research Symposium on City Logistics Research that was held from May 30-31 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Workshop Highlights Collaboration and New Technology in SCM at 2013 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference
July 1, 2013
At this year's Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference in Malaysia, one interactive workshop, led by CARE, Save the Children, and Catholic Relief Services, highlighted the importance of inter-organizational collaboration in the implementation of a new Supply Chain Management system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of planning, tracking and distributing disaster relief items.
May 24, 2013
The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013 resulted in loss of life and heart-wrenching devastation. ISyE works in a variety of ways to support humanitarian relief by system transformations through education, outreach, projects and research.
Ramudhin and Ratliff Author Recent Study on Port Performance in Belize, Central America, and Dominican Republic
May 9, 2013
Amar Ramudhin and Don Ratliff were authors of a recent study, titled "Assessment of Port Performance and Port Connectivity Study in Belize, Central America, and the Dominican Republic," which was released at the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in Panama March 14-17.
April 25, 2013
Sweeping revisions to Costa Rica's medical-products registration process are receiving one last in-house review before the final recommendations are delivered to officials at the Ministry of Health. The project, initiated at the request of Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, is one of three major initiatives on the docket at Georgia Tech's Costa Rica Trade, Innovation, and Productivity Center.
April 29, 2013
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, is highlighted as part of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's first-ever “Top Female Leaders of the Supply Chain”.
March 12, 2013
The Georgia Tech Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering's graduate program maintained its top ranking once again in the just released 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report.
FREE Webinar "Health and Humanitarian Logistics Professional Education" on Tuesday March 26, 10:00am-11:00am EDT
March 8, 2013
Please join us as Dr. Dima Nazzal presents an overview of the certificate program in Health and Humanitarian Logistics
February 21, 2013
Georgia Tech has brought its world-class logistics know-how to Panama with the founding of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center, which aims to bolster the supply chain and logistics systems that will power Panama into the future.
February 19, 2013
Mallory Soldner, a Ph.D. student in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, has been selected as the Institute of Industrial Engineers representative for the 2013 New Faces of Engineering, a program that honors promising young engineers who are contributing greatly to society, thus promoting the image of engineering globally.
February 5, 2013
Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaTechSCL and post a photo of a Lean Process/Implementation/Signage initiative at your workplace along with a 1-2 sentence description.
January 9, 2013
Emmanuel Hess, general manager of the Georgia Tech Trade, Innovation & Productivity Center in San Jose, Costa Rica, authored the Cool Insights column for the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “More Than Food Traceability: The Case of Cassava Exporters from Costa Rica.”
December 18, 2012
Through projects that span the globe and fuel the imagination, ISyE faculty and alumni are making a difference in the world.
December 18, 2012
Faculty members in ISyE are working to identify and develop solutions across the wide-ranging, critically important field of food traceability.
December 17, 2012
To address the agroterrorism threat, researchers at ISyE are developing a model of food supply chains that federal agencies and corporations can use to determine how best to protect the nation’s food supply from intentional acts of biological, chemical, physical, or radioactive contamination.
December 3, 2012
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and co-founder of the Integrated Food Chain Research Center (IFC), authored the Cool Insights column for the October edition of Food Logistics, titled “Processing Produce at the Speed of Light.”
Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics Begins Second Year of Health and Humanitarian Logistics Professional Education Courses
October 26, 2012
This executive learning program is designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations, government, and industries who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations, long-term health or development environments who are seeking to develop logistics strategies and to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response and system design.
December 12, 2012
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum recently held its 2012 fall meeting around the theme “Supply Chain Complexity”.
October 15, 2012
Once again, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to present a series of 15 French-American events designed to breathe new life into the cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast: “France-Atlanta 2012”.
October 11, 2012
Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the September edition of Food Logistics, titled “The New Dilemma for Fresh Programs.”
2013 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: The Unique Logistical Challenges for Humanitarian Response in Asia
September 6, 2012
The 2013 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: The Unique Logistical Challenges for Humanitarian Response in Asia will be held June 4-5, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia.
December 17, 2012
We should pause from the mad race to spend billions of dollars expanding East and Gulf Coast ports to accommodate larger ships and re-evaluate our strategy. The sooner the ports decide on where they fit into the system, the better off the nation will be.
August 22, 2012
Nick Pacitti recently authored the Cool Insights column for the July/August edition of Food Logistics, titled “Fresh Needs Fast—Rail is Up to the Challenge.”
August 17, 2012
Ben Wang, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Research Center, recently presented some of his ideas and viewpoints at the U.S. Department of Energy Roundtable on "Strengthening Advanced U.S. Manufacturing in Clean Energy."
Available Online: Georgia Tech and Council on Competitiveness Publish Report on U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative
August 17, 2012
A joint Georgia Tech-Council on Competitiveness Report has been published on the "U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative: Dialog on Next Generation Supply Networks and Logistics."
Are your Transportation and Distribution Strategies ready to cope with the Global Changes in the Container Shipping Industry? GT’s SCL course on Transportation and Distribution to address these issues in Savannah, October 2-4, 2012
August 10, 2012
The SCL professional education course on Transportation and Distribution held at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus October 2-4, will give participants an overview of the complexities of transportation and distribution planning and educate them as to why this has become a critical corporate function.
A Bridge between the Classroom and Real-world Practice: MS Students in Supply Chain Engineering Create Framework for a Warehouse Design Tool through Capstone Project
August 10, 2012
The most recent class of supply chain engineering master's students at Georgia Tech has successfully completed a set of capstone projects.
July 18, 2012
Don Ratliff, executive director of SCL, was invited to speak at the 2012 DHL Public Policy Forum on July 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
June 27, 2012
Donald Ratliff, executive director of SCL, and Amar Ramudhin, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management & Technology, co-authored a chapter in the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012.
June 22, 2012
Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), and Amar Ramudhin, director of SCL, recently co-authored the Cool Insights column for the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “An Integrated Framework for Managing Standards and Operations of the Food Industry.”
May 22, 2012
Susan Wilkinson authored the Cool Insights column for the April/May 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “The Value of Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability is Just the Start.”
April 16, 2012
The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University are partnering to offer a new master’s degree program track in predictive health.
March 21, 2012
David Sterling authored the March 2012 Cool Insights column, titled “Cold Chain Management Tools: Assessments and Audits.”
March 15, 2012
For the 22nd consecutive year, the graduate program in ISyE has been ranked the No. 1 program of its kind according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
March 15, 2012
In a recent article for The Atlantic Cities titled “How to Keep Buses From Bunching,” John Bartholdi discusses “self-equalizing” bus routes that may reduce wait time and increase reliability.
March 5, 2012
Representatives from industry, labor, government, and academia gathered on Feb. 28-29 for the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative: Dialog on Next Generation Supply Networks and Logistics.
February 24, 2012
Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the January/February 2012 issue of Food Logistics.
February 21, 2012
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of SCL, was selected as a finalist for the Supply Chain Professional of the Year award, and was also selected by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the 2012 Practitioner Pros to Know.
February 14, 2012
Don Ratliff was recently featured in Modern Materials Handling Magazine after delivering his keynote address at the 2012 Modex tradeshow on February 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
December 16, 2011
ISyE Provides Leadership in the Evolution and Growth of Supply Chain Engineering: Closing the gap between state-of-the-art and state-of-practice.
December 19, 2011
Pinar Keskinocak has been serving on the Clinical Decision Support Expert Panel to improve the accuracy and consistency of clinical decision support provided by Immunization Information Systems (IIS) to healthcare providers for evaluating and scheduling patients’ immunizations.
December 19, 2011
The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center faculty are working on a Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness initiative.
2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: Creating Sustainable Health and Humanitarian Systems
December 19, 2011
The 2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: Creating Sustainable Health and Humanitarian Systems will be held March 21-23, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.
December 14, 2011
Amar Ramudhin authored the eighth installment of the Cool Insights column titled “The Need for a Standard Reference Model for Food Chains,” for the November/December issue of Food Logistics.
December 14, 2011
On Tuesday, February 7th from 1:00-5:00 pm, the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center will host an Integrated Food Chain Seminar as part of the 2012 Georgia Logistics Pre-Summit. On February 8th, the State of Georgia will hold its Fourth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. Rapidly growing in size every year, last year's Summit hosted 1,300 participants, from 587 companies, across 21 states (85% from private industry) and has become widely recognized as a valuable, unique and highly anticipated event.
November 29, 2011
Two groups of students advised by Julie Swann were awarded first place at the 22nd Annual Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Student Paper Competition.
November 3, 2011
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum recently held its fall meeting, “Building Customer Value Through Supply Chain Service Innovation,” on October 25-26, 2011.
October 28, 2011
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is excited to offer a new series of cold chain courses in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, and Sterling Solutions. These courses will assist you and your organization in developing solutions and practices to continuously improve your organization’s Cold Chains.
October 19, 2011
Julie L. Swann, Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and co-director of the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, has been invited to speak at the 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Vancouver February 16-20.
October 17, 2011
In the October 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Nick Pacitti, a lecturer at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and a partner with Sterling Solutions, authored the seventh installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Beyond Current Perishable Logistics Strategies and Processes.”
October 13, 2011
For the first time, undergraduate students in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) participated in Caterpillar’s supply chain simulation game, during Professor Chen Zhou’s IE freshman seminar class.
September 29, 2011
In the September 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Alejandro MacCawley, PhD student in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and research associate for the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, authored the sixth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “What You Produce… is What Your Consumer Gets?”
September 28, 2011
A roundtable discussion entitled “How to Better Coordinate Humanitarian Response” will take place on October 27, 2011 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Marcus Nanotechnology Building during the 2011 “France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation” conference.
September 7, 2011
The Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center is launching a new Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program. This executive learning program is designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations, government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations and seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response, and system design.
August 29, 2011
This report, co-produced by American Shipper and Georgia Tech's Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy, provides a gauge on roles, responsibilities, compensation, and opportunities prevalent in the industry today.
August 26, 2011
In the July 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. Dario Solis, managing director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center, authored the fifth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “A New Cold Chain for Panama.” In the column, Solis writes on the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center’s support of the Panamanian government’s recent work to transform into a trade hub for the Americas, through the development of a new cold chain infrastructure.
August 23, 2011
The Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS) class of 2011, the most international class in the history of the EMIL-SCS program, graduated with a Master’s in International Logistics on August 5, 2011, after completing five residences and a required global project.
August 2, 2011
Georgia Tech's Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS) program offered through the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) has been invited to again partner with Colombia's Logistics International Congress for the August 3-4, 2011 SALA International Logistics Fair in Bogota, Columbia.
July 28, 2011
In a recent feature article by Material Handling & Logistics magazine, Don Ratliff, executive director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, discusses the impact of the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on the food supply chain.
July 26, 2011
Health Lean Logistics (HLL), USA has joined the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s (SCL) Leaders in Logistics program.
July 22, 2011
Operations research models developed by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology helped CARE International pick three locations worldwide to supply relief quickly to victims of earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters, according to a paper in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
Lean Supply Chain Certificate Program at Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Expands Outside US
July 22, 2011
The Lean Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program from the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) has expanded its offerings to the countries of Panama and Mexico.
July 8, 2011
Amar Ramudhin, director of Supply Chain Management and Technology at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), was invited to give a keynote address to commemorate 20 years of industrial engineering education at Monterrey Tech in Mexico City, Mexico on July 5, 2011.
Ratliff Invited to Serve on World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain
July 8, 2011
Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), has been invited to become a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chain for the 2011-2012 term. Dr. Ratliff was selected to join the Network of Global Agenda Council for his experience and intellectual leadership in international supply chain and logistics research.
Doing Good with Good Operations Research: Ergun, Keskinocak, and Swann Edits Interfaces Special Issue on Humanitarian Applications
July 12, 2011
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has released a special issue of Interfaces titled “Humanitarian Applications: Doing Good with Good OR.”
July 8, 2011
The Georgia Tech Research News & Publications Office has published a special compilation of cancer research articles previously published in issues of Research Horizons magazine. This publication, Innovations in Cancer, highlights the work and contributions of Georgia Tech scientists and engineers, including three professors from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), Shabbir Ahmed, Eva Lee and Ming Yuan.
July 8, 2011
In the June 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. Beth Mitcham, Director of the Postharvest Technology Center at UC Davis and member of the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, authored the fourth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Monitoring Produce Quality Requires Good Temperature Management”.
June 22, 2011
Julie Swann has been named the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor, effective July 1, 2011. The Nash professorship was created through an endowment established by H. Ronald Nash (IE 1970), Deborah Nash Harris (IE 1978) and Michael R. Nash (IE 1974), the children of Mary Anne and Harold R. Nash (EE 1952), in honor of their parents.
June 15, 2011
Pinar Keskinocak has been named the Joseph C. Mello Professor, effective July 1, 2011. The Joseph C. Mello Professorship was created through an endowment established by Mello (B IE 1980) to support the work of an outstanding Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) faculty member whose work focuses on health care delivery operations.
June 3, 2011
Following a national search, Dr. Jane Chumley Ammons has been named the Chair of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech, effective July 1, 2011.
June 2, 2011
In the April/May 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. H. Donald Ratliff authored the third installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “How Can We Get Value From Product Traceability?”. Ratliff discusses the major cost of traceability is the capturing of information by each enterprise in the chain and making this information electronically available by labels or RFID tags.
September 28, 2011
Julie Swann, associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and center co-director of the Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center, was a discussion leader during the World Economic Forum for a session entitled “Responding to Extreme Events” on April 28.
May 3, 2011
Senior supply chain executives, once again, convened on the Georgia Tech campus this spring to meet and discuss ways to enhance and streamline their supply chain processes and activities during the spring Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF). “Back to Basics” was the overall theme of the spring 2011 meeting held on April 19 – 20, 2011. The two-day biannual Forum began with a joint meeting between the SCEF and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Atlanta Roundtable.
April 27, 2011
In the April 2011 issue of World Trade magazine, ISyE Professor Alan Erera discusses the importance of technology that helps to guarantee high-level on-time customer service for LTL carriers.
April 13, 2011
The Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center has partnered with the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to further enhance the robust educational programming available at the 2011 AFFI-GCCA Food Logistics Forum and help expand the Forum’s audience to include representatives from major food retailers and other key food industry sectors.
April 5, 2011
In the March 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Nick Pacitti, Sterling Solutions LLC, Memphis and co-founding member, Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center, authored the second installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Food Industry Collaboration."
March 25, 2011
(Bloomberg - March 23, 2011) Microsoft Corp.’s repair operations for Xbox units ground to a halt in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture when the earthquake knocked out power. Then the lights came on to reveal another hurdle: Shipments of the game consoles had been impaired after the disaster two weeks ago. "Navigating past quake-battered roads and bridges in the coming days may require some creativity," said Julie Swann, co- director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. “You certainly try to look at alternate paths, maybe air or sea or bicycles -- things you wouldn’t use in normal times,” Swann said. Click here to read the entire article.
March 24, 2011
As Japan emerges from the staggering aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, Georgia Tech continues its commitment to monitor unfolding events in and provide resources and expertise to the crippled country as it faces the long road to rebuilding infrastructure, communities and lives.
March 24, 2011
The amount of debris generated by some large-scale disasters is equivalent in volume to years of normal solid waste production in the affected areas. In Haiti, the task of removing debris could ”require a fleet of approximately 1,000 trucks working 24 hours a day for two years” and cost upwards of a billion dollars. There is a tremendous need for decision support tools that can aid in evaluating the long- and short-term costs and impacts of the interrelated decisions necessary for managing debris operations.
March 21, 2011
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on March 11, 2011, occurred exactly one week after the third annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference, amplifying the conference’s call to articulate the opportunities, challenges, and successes in preparing for and responding to health and humanitarian crises, particularly on issues that relate to logistics.
March 21, 2011
The Cool Insights column, which Food Logistic’s magazine launched last spring to celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s Integrated Food Chain Center, continues into 2011 with the article “Cold Chain Innovation: Fundamentals First,” by David M. Sterling.
March 8, 2011
Interested in highlighting the tremendous potential for operations research in non-profit/humanitarian domains, Georgia Tech Professor Ozlem Ergun and Northwestern University Professor Karen Smilowitz co-organized a symposium that was held at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Washington D.C. from February 16 through February 22, 2011.
February 28, 2011
AP - February 26, 2011 (Macon Telegraph, Savannah Morning News)
Georgia Tech is hosting an international conference on the role logistics plays in health and humanitarian campaigns around the globe. Officials from government, nonprofits and academia will gather at the Atlanta campus March 3-4 for the third annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference. Participants will come from as far away as India, Finland and Uganda. The symposium is being sponsored by Georgia Tech and the Atlanta-based UPS Foundation. It will be held in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center on campus. Click here for story in Macon Telegraph.
February 28, 2011
Leon McGinnis, Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems and professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will give the 2011 Spencer Schantz Distinguished Lectures at Lehigh University on April 27-28, 2011. McGinnis will deliver two lectures: one for the students and faculty of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and another for a general audience that will celebrate the career of Professor Mikell Groover after 50 years service in the ISE department.
February 28, 2011
American Shipper, February 17, 2011 – Jaymie Forrest, director of Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) was interviewed about SCL’s Logistics Innovation and Research Center in Panama. The Center is helping the Panamanian government turn the Central American nation into a top-flight intercontinental trade hub. Georgia Tech’s presence in Panama is part of a larger push to create a network of logistics research centers throughout Latin America and beyond that can collaborate to improve trade performance. Click here and register to read the article.
February 15, 2011
A tool that has garnered much attention and won several awards has once again been recognized, this time as the winner in the student category of the poster competition at the First Pediatric Research Retreat held in Atlanta this past January. The poster, “Catch-Up Immunization Scheduling for Children and Adolescents,” which was one among 29 posters in the competition, describes the catch-up immunization scheduler developed in 2008 as part of a collaboration between the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Centers for Disease Control.
February 9, 2011
In a webcast that aired on Friday, February 4, 2011, faculty, students and industry partners shared information about ISyE’s new one-year Masters in Supply Chain Engineering. For those unable to participate in the live webcast, an archived copy is now available for viewing at http://gtcourses.gatech.edu/201102/proed/isye/isye_wc_02042011/ .
January 28, 2011
Join us in a free streaming video webcast originating from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)at Georgia Tech on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. EST. During the webcast, ISyE professors, staff, and students will discuss the new one-year graduate program leading to a Masters of Science in Supply Chain Engineering.
January 25, 2011
A provision of the federal food safety law passed last year requires that all players in the country's food supply chain be able to quickly trace from whom they received a food product and to whom they sent it. They'll have to maintain that information in digital form, creating deep wells of information that, in some cases, consumers could tap into through their computers or cellphones.
January 7, 2011
In February 2010, the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) launched its Lean Supply Chain Professional Certificate program, a three-course series that is the first program of its kind. Building on the success of its first year with course offerings in both the spring and fall of 2010, SCL is initiating its 2011 series beginning February 1-3, 2011.
December 15, 2010
Writing for the Cool Insights column in the November/December 2010 issue of Food Logistics magazine, Gary McMurray says that work being done by many research groups around the world, including Georgia Tech, shows that it is possible to develop sensor hardware and software to automatically grade natural products including citrus fruits, apples, corn and jalapenos at the packing houses. The opportunity to apply new technology at the farm that enables predictive modeling of product quality and shelf life has the ability to revolutionize the agribusiness community.
December 13, 2010
Leon McGinnis, professor and Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was the invited keynote speaker for the PhD Colloquium at the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. Speaking before 100 recent or soon-to-be PhD's on the topic, “Life After the PhD: What I Wish I had Known Sooner,” McGinnis identified some lessons learned in his 35 years at Georgia Tech that he really would like to have known sooner.
December 2, 2010
On November 30th, the Senate approved the biggest overhaul to the nation's food safety laws since the 1930s.
November 30, 2010
An interview with Julie Swann discussing her thoughts on humanitarian aid and the importance of supply chain collaboration in disaster response was featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Air Cargo World.
January 25, 2011
Dr. John Bartholdi and Dr. Steven Hackman of Georgia Tech featured in Supply Chain News. In the article, they discuss the trade-offs in terms of cross dock DC size, number of doors, and efficiency.
December 2, 2010
Dr. Solis honored for his contributions to the personal growth and professional advancement of countless young engineers, and for pioneering critical research programs that have enhanced the academic capacity at the Universidad Technológica de Panamá and the national scientific community.
November 15, 2010
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s Integrated Food Chain Center, Food Logistics Magazine initiated a new column titled, Cool Insights. The column, which began with the April / May 2010 issue, has exclusively featured thoughts from the faculty, staff, and partners of IFC on various aspects of food chain and will continue to do so through the final column of 2010.
November 15, 2010
Considering the challenges confronting today’s supply chain executives, the ability to be flexible ranks among the most critical of needed capabilities. But what is supply chain flexibility, why is it important, and how do you achieve it? These were among the important questions covered at the fall 2010 meeting of Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain Executive Forum.
November 12, 2010
LeanCor is extending the Lean Supply Chain Certificate program to the new Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center (GTPLIRC) starting this December. GTPLIRC is the latest addition to the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute's (SCL) logistics innovation network of centers that focus on improving country-level logistics performance and increasing trade competitiveness.
ISyE Offers New Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering: A Faster and More Focused Path to a Global Supply Chain Career
November 3, 2010
To meet the growing demand for business-savvy engineers who can design and synchronize highly complex global supply chains, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is launching a new, one-year professional graduate degree program, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering.
November 3, 2010
In the October 2010 issue of Food Logistics, Don Ratliff, UPS and Regents’ Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and executive director of ISyE’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, authored the fifth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Extending ‘Quality Sell-Time’ Of Perishables.”
SCL Designs Company-Specific Executive Education Program: Coca-Cola Mexico Implements New Strategy for Bottlers
October 27, 2010
Supplying the world’s most popular soft drink to its second largest consumer market is a huge job. Coca-Cola Mexico’s sixty-three bottling plants supply 358 distribution centers, from which 28,500 vehicles fan out across the country along 11,000 distribution routes, traveling 237 million kilometers to 1.4 million customers at small family stores and other outlets. It involves a highly efficient logistics and distribution model, but revisions and continuing education are necessary to keep up with changing business conditions. For help with these, Coca-Cola turned to the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Executive Education Program offered by the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
October 26, 2010
ISyE tracked faculty and student activity during a four-month period, from May to August 2010, and found that they moved back and forth between six of seven continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. In that time, they conducted applied research projects around the world, participated in a variety of educational opportunities, gave invited keynote presentations, took part in conference leadership roles, and performed outreach that has a positive international health and humanitarian impact.
October 18, 2010
The College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) recognized John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and research director, the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, and Steven Hackman, associate professor, as first place winners of the 2010 Outstanding Material Handling & Facility Logistics Research Paper Award for the paper they co-authored, titled Allocating space in a forward pick area of a distribution center for small parts.
October 13, 2010
After being selected as one of six finalists out of a pool of seventy-three submissions from all over the world, the paper titled “Catch-Up Scheduling for Childhood Vaccination” was awarded the 2010 EURO Excellence in Practice Award. The paper is co-authored by Pinar Keskinocak, who is the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), co-director in the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, and associate director of research in the Health Systems Institute; former ISyE Ph.D. student Faramroze Engineer (DR IE 2009); and Dr. Larry Pickering from the CDC.
October 11, 2010
For the fifteenth year, Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute in cooperation with Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, and global logistics provider, Panalpina, has compiled the findings from its Third-Party Logistics Study , which examines the global market for 3PL services.
October 5, 2010
“Predictive Modeling for Food Safety” is the title of the fourth article to appear in Food Logistics’ column Cool Insights and the second to be written by John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. The article appeared in Food Logistics’ September 2010 issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$4010.
December 8, 2010
In a recent issue of Industrial Engineer, Professors Julie Swann and Ozlem Ergun were among a number of industrial engineers (IE) interviewed about the logistics of disaster response and the role of IEs in humanitarian relief. Recognizing that there is a lot of uncertainty when a disaster strikes, Swann and Ergun agree that you have to be adaptable in the humanitarian sector, even more so than in a traditional supply chain, because “you just have to figure out creative ways to get stuff where it needs to go” Click here to read the entire article.
August 24, 2010
John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, was the featured author for "Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010. Bartholdi’s article, titled “Carefully Manage Temperature-Controlled Space,” appeared in the July/August 2010 issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3905.
Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Choose Panama to Establish a Center Of Innovation, Research and Education
September 23, 2010
The Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation and Research Center was created with the support of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) and its strategic objectives to improve the logistics performance of Panama, both private and public sector, from studies and research that will enable the country to become the center of trade in the Americas.
August 10, 2010
"Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010, featured an article by David Sterling, a partner in SCL's new Integrated Food Chain Center, on "Making the Case for Cold Chain." This second column appeared in the June issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3710
August 10, 2010
(YouTube) View Professors Ozlem Ergun (ISyE), Julie Swann (ISYE), and Reginald DesRoches, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE); and graduate students Jessica Heier Stamm (ISyE), Kael Stilp (ISyE) and Josh Gresha (CEE) photo journey from their travel to Haiti to investigate debris collection and removal issues that are blocking the road to recovery in Haiti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Pc3jLlNkY.
July 26, 2010
Panama is edging closer to its longtime ambition of becoming a trade hub for the Americas — with key assistance from the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), a unit of Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Under an agreement negotiated with the Panamanian government, SCL will establish and operate a Logistics Innovation and Research Center in Panama by the fall of this year.
July 14, 2010
In its July 13th issue, Global Atlanta interviewed Chelsea "Chip" White, the Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics and former H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair of Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, about his yearlong mission to Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich Persian Gulf emirate halfway around the world.
July 8, 2010
In a recent New York Times editorial, Ozlem Ergun and Julie Swann, associate professors of industrial and systems engineering and co-directors of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, along with coauthor Reginal DesRoches, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Georgia Tech, wrote about the astonishing amount of debris still left in Haiti and the need for a plan for functional accessible infrastructure
July 6, 2010
In the July 4, 2010, issue of World Trade Magazine, top academic researchers including Chip White, Don Ratliff, and John Langley, weigh in on trends that will change supply chain operations and management.
June 22, 2010
Pinar Keskinocak, co-director in the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, associate director of research in the Health Systems Institute, and professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been named the Mary Anne and Harold R. Nash Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering, effective July 1, 2010.
June 21, 2010
In September, Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) will be hosting a free webinar presented by Ed Frazelle, director of SCL's Supply Chain Management Series and CEO of Logistics Resources International. The webinar is scheduled for Friday September 24th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
June 11, 2010
This three-course series is the first certificate program of its kind. With a focus on building the lean supply chain professional, this program will change how supply chain professionals think, act, and lead by teaching them to develop and implement strategic and tactical elements of lean principles in the supply chain.
June 3, 2010
Viewing collaboration as the key to disaster recovery, Pinar Keskinocak, co-director in the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, associate director of research in the Health Systems Institute, and associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, builds her case in "Collaborative Key to Disaster Recovery,"a viewpoint published in the June 2010 issue of Air Cargo World.
June 2, 2010
On Friday, May 28, 2010, Jim Burress, reporter/ host with WABE/NPR 90.1, interviewed Ozlem Ergun, associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics, about her recent trip to Haiti.
June 2, 2010
This June, Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) is hosting two supply chain webinars with Ed Frazelle, director of SCL's certificate program, the Supply Chain Management Series, and CEO of Logistics Resources International. The two webinars are scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2010, and Friday, June 18, 2010, both from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern time).
June 1, 2010
Alan Erera, associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was invited to lecture on the topic of "Stochastic and Robust Optimization in Logistics" at the Spring School on Combinatorial Optimization in Logistics held at the University of Montreal from May 17 - 20, 2010.
May 28, 2010
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Instiutes new Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC), Food Logistics Magazine will feature a series of columns titled, Cool Insights. The first column features thoughts from Don Ratliff, executive director of IFC, on the increasing necessity of the integrated food chains.
May 28, 2010
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Instiutes new Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC), Food Logistics Magazine will feature a series of columns titled, Cool Insights, for the rest of 2010 calendar season. The first column, which apprears in the April/May issue, features thoughts from Don Ratliff, executive director of IFC, on the increasing necessity of the integrated food chains.
May 25, 2010
In the May 2010 issue of World Trade Magazine, ISyE professors Alan Erera and Martin Savelsbergh discuss their reserach on optimzing the LTL industry in the article "Optimizing the LTL Industry" by April Terreri.
May 24, 2010
"Rethinking and Rebuilding Supply Chains" was the overall theme of the Spring 2010 meeting of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF), which was held April 21 - 22, 2010, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Global Learning Center in Atlanta.
April 29, 2010
As part of their continuing research into supply chain issues, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Capgemini Consulting, and Panalpina is once again conducting its annual 3PL market study.
April 29, 2010
In a year when the world's attention has focused on the vast and complex effort of humanitarian relief, more than 175 people committed to health and humanitarian support came together March 4-5, 2010, for the second annual Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics, held at the Georgia Tech Conference Center in Atlanta.
April 6, 2010
A summary, titled "Logistics data key to humanitarian aid," of the 2010 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference was featured in the April issue of Air Cargo World.
March 30, 2010
The newly launched Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center was featured in the March 2010 issue of Food Logistics Magazine. Don Ratliff, Jaymie Forrest, and Harvey Donaldson, who head the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, appear on the cover of the magazine.
March 16, 2010
Most adults understand the importance of childhood immunizations; however, they may not realize that adults also need to receive vaccines. Pinar Keskinocak, associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), co-director of the Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center, and associate director for research of the Health Systems Institute at Georgia Tech, and ISyE Ph.D. student Hannah Smalley have worked in collaboration with Dr. Larry Pickering, Shilpa Kottakapu, and Cathy Hogan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the newly released Adult Immunization Scheduler.
March 3, 2010
Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced the formation of a University Global Alliance Program (UGAP) to unite higher education and the private sector for the purpose of accelerating the application of thought leadership to global public health informatics, policy development, strategic planning, programmatic implementation, and evaluation.
February 24, 2010
Georgia Tech's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is hosting a free Inventory Optimization webinar on Monday, March 15th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern time). The webinar will consist of an online inventory optimization presentation, conducted by Edward H. Frazelle, Ph.D.
February 17, 2010
John Langley, professor of supply chain management in Georgia Tech's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) and director of Supply Chain Executive Programs, will be one of the featured speakers at the 6th annual National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC). The conference, which SCL is co-hosting with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, is scheduled for April 12-14, 2010, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.
February 11, 2010
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) in collaboration with the U. S. Department of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Natural Recourses is sponsoring “SMART Companies Work Together,” a no-cost event for manufacturers seeking to improve the efficiency of their supply chain while lowering their environmental impact.
February 3, 2010
In response to the challenges in humanitarian logistics as related to the earthquake in Haiti, professors Julie Swann, Ozlem Ergun amd Pinar Pinar Keskinocak submitted an Op Ed that was published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 3, 2010.
January 26, 2010
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January 24, 2010) As the world scrambles to help Haiti, businesses and organizations in Atlanta are concerning themselves with some key, if mundane, relief items, namely: buckets, underwear and biscuits...The logistical world of emergency relief - which has a large footprint in Atlanta - is being tested as in few other natural disasters. Desperately needed supplies of food, water and medicine are being slowed by torn roads, inadequate security and distribution bottlenecks.. "The general public doesn't realize how complicated logistics are in a disaster," said Julie Swann, co-director of Georgia Tech's Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics. Sudden floods of supplies can worsen emergencies. "It's not good for the system for everyone to send everything as fast as they can.".. .Atlanta, long a center for commerce and distribution, is now a center for relief, Swann said. "Very few places have this critical mass of organizations."
January 19, 2010
In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, two of our experts in humanitarian logistics - Professors Julie Swann and Pinar Keskinocak - participated in a podcast about the unique challenge of delivering relief to the troubled people of impoverished Haiti. The podcast has been posted online.
January 13, 2010
Large-scale, complex transportation systems pose significant challenges in terms of design and control. Many of these challenges, however, are well suited to analytical techniques of operations research and industrial engineering that form the core expertise of the faculty in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
January 14, 2010
In the spring of 2008, UPS desired to re-bid its network and reassign lanes to carriers, and they turned to ISyE Senior Design for assistance. A team of six ISyE undergraduate students comprised of Katie Buckler, Carlanna Cunningham, Jay Hennington, Kevin Kitchens, Patrick Odneal, and Richard Ward worked with UPS to provide not just a new selection of carriers but also a new way of approaching the entire process of choosing a carrier for each lane. The ISyE Senior Design team created a user-friendly tool for UPS to run its auctions and was able to save UPS about $1.3 million per year in carrier costs.
January 13, 2010
When it comes to moving finished goods and intermediate products between continents to consumers and businesses, the dominant mode of transportation is containerized ocean cargo. Despite the recent economic downturn that has significantly cooled international trade, it is likely that ocean container cargo will continue to be important for years to come.
January 13, 2010
How hard is it to get a package to say, Khartoum, Sudan, or to Split, Croatia, or to transport a shipping container filled with medical supplies to a hospital in Ghana? Undergraduate students from Professor John Bartholdi's class know, as they discovered in two fascinating and fun class projects: The Great Package Race and the new Great Container Race.
January 6, 2010
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) offers online versions of its entire Supply Chain Management Series, allowing busy executives to study course material at their own pace and schedule, while avoiding the travel costs generally associated with training.
January 6, 2010
Ann Melissa Campbell (PhD OR 2000) is an associate professor in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include routing and related distribution problems, including new network design problems based on challenges faced by UPS and new delivery pricing problems inspired by e-grocers. She also studies stochastic routing problems and efficient ways to solve them.
January 4, 2010
Air transportation networks have always been a fertile field for optimization applications and will continue to be so as we begin to work on new problems involving online optimization and optimization under uncertainty.
December 9, 2009
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers collect freight from various shippers and consolidate that freight to fill trailers for travel to common destinations.
December 9, 2009
The biggest challenge facing transportation logistics today is that the economy has created a set of challenges that is fairly unprecedented in terms of volume downturns and pricing pressures.
November 9, 2009
Pinar Keskinocak, associate professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Humanitarian Logistics at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), has been appointed to the position of associate director for research for the Health Systems Institute (HSI).
November 2, 2009
The Children's Georgia Tech team used human factors techniques and statistical tools to collect and analyze observational data for process re-design. They also conducted staff surveys to assess improvements in communication and care coordination, and analyzed customer satisfaction data to evaluate impact on patient experience. The study showed that the implementation of the new lean-focused, patient-centric rounding structure lead to increased timeliness and efficiency of rounds, improved staff and customer satisfaction, improved throughput, and reduced attending physician man-hours.
October 28, 2009
Considering the significant changes that most organizations have had to make in response to new realities in the global economic environment, the fall 2009 meeting of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF) focused on exploring the future of supply chain management.
October 28, 2009
Beginning in February 2010, the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Logistics Institute (SCL) will offer a lean supply chain professional certificate. This three-course series is the first certificate program of its kind. With a focus on building the lean supply chain professional, this program will change how supply chain professionals think, act, and lead by teaching them to develop and implement strategic and tactical elements of lean principles in the supply chain.
October 27, 2009
The Fourteenth Annual Third-Party Logistics Study from Georgia Tech, Capgemini, Oracle, and Panalpina examines global market for shippers and logistics providers.
October 12, 2009
You may have been to Alabama, but what about Opp, Alabama (population 6,000)? How about Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia? These two diverse locations are the destinations chosen for the 2009 Great Package Race, which began when packages were shipped from the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) in early October.
October 5, 2009
Professor John J. Bartholdi, III, Manhattan Associates Chair in Supply Chain Management at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), was invited to present the opening and closing keynote addresses at Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA) Conference in September.
September 1, 2009
The Costa Rican trade industry will be able to increase trade across borders and make existing trade more productive thanks to a new Trade, Innovation & Productivity (TIP) Center that opened in the capital city of San Jose on August 20, 2009.
September 1, 2009
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) has focused much research in the areas of warehousing and distribution over the past semester. Listed are some of the highlights of SCL's recent research activities and industry collaborations.
August 27, 2009
Trevor Williams of Global Atlanta was on hand to cover the grand opening of GT's new Trade, Innovation & Productivity Center in Costa Rica. His article features video interviews with G.P. "Bud" Peterson and Marco Ruiz, Costa Rican Trade Minister.
July 8, 2009
The Tennenbaum Institute (TI) at Georgia Tech is conducting a 2.5-year-long research project with Lockheed Martin Aerospace to prepare for the production of the new F-35 Lightning II.
June 22, 2009
Donald Ratliff, UPS and Regents' Professor in ISyE and executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics (SCL) Institute at Georgia Tech, was recently interviewed by GlobalAtlanta to discuss the opening of a new logistics center in Costa Rica.
June 4, 2009
To continue their international cooperation in the area of research and graduate education, representatives from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the Technical University of Dortmund convened on the Georgia Tech campus in May to renew a longstanding partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology - specifically the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) and the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE).
June 1, 2009
The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering welcomes back Dr. Barry C. Smith as Edenfield Executive-in-Residence for the 2009-2010 year.Smith, whose appointment began in 2008, will continue working on a project for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to redesign the National Airspace System (NAS).
May 27, 2009
After taking a three-week volunteer vacation to Tanzania in 2005, Tracy Hawkins (B IE 1985) was afforded a unique opportunity to combine her background in systems engineering and her passion for pottery. "My industrial engineering background has been key in helping me to support this humanitarian project...The project management aspect and the creative problem solving are the two main skills that I use in my work."
May 19, 2009
Russell Peak (MARC) and Leon McGinnis (ISyE) spoke to the systems engineering division, modeling and simulation committee, of the National Defense Industries Association on April 22, 2009.
May 15, 2009
Professor Leon McGinnis has received a courtesy appointment in the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (ME).
May 5, 2009
In response to the continuing global economic recession, the Spring 2009 Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF) focused on an issue that is at the forefront of most of our minds: How do we mitigate uncertainly during times of recession, and develop strategies and practices to facilitate reemergence going forward?
March 19, 2009
Ph.D. student Ali Ekici won the 2009 Society for Health Systems (SHS) Graduate Student Paper Competition with his paper titled Modeling Influenza Pandemic, Intervention Strategies, and Food Distribution. The paper, which is also co-authored by Professors Julie Swann and Pinar Keskinocak, will be presented by Mr. Ekici at the 2009 Society for Health Systems Conference in Chicago.
March 11, 2009
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is hosting a free Inventory Self-Assessment webinar on Friday, March 20 from 11 AM to 12 PM. The webinar will consist of an online self-assessment presentation, conducted by Edward H. Frazelle, Ph.D.
March 9, 2009
Six Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) students recently completed a senior design project that may help fight hunger in the world. For these six students having the World Food Programme as the focus of their project meant saving dollars in order to put precious resources where they matter.
March 4, 2009
The fall 2008 meeting of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF) met in October to highlight and discuss the work and experience from industry professionals and faculty on the theme of "Reaching for Superior Performance: Strategies and Tools for Continuous Supply Chain Improvement.*
March 3, 2009
The conference opened dialog among the various humanitarian efforts and contributed towards new collaborations and synergies across many different organizations represented by the attendees.
February 11, 2009
Disasters are wreaking havoc on human lives and nations' economies at an alarming and rising rate. Whether it's a tsunami in the Pacific or a national event such as Hurricane Katrina, governments, non-profit organizations and private industries need to be better prepared to respond and recover from disasters, offering timely and necessary aid to those in need through efficient humanitarian supply chains.
February 5, 2009
Historically, the Dual Masters program between Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the National University of Singapore is generally populated by Asian students. In fact, of the eight classes of students so far, not one has been from the United States. Kevin Keene, BS ISyE 2006, broke the mold being not only the first American in the program, but the first Georgia Tech graduate too.
January 28, 2009
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is hosting a free Warehousing Self-Assessment webinar on Friday, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dr. Ed Frazelle will lead participants through an assessment of their warehouse operation, comparing their warehouse to world-class standards and revealing opportunities for cost, labor and space savings.
January 26, 2009
The two-day summit brought together shippers, carriers, suppliers, and regulators in an open dialog to discuss ways to conserve fuel, improve efficiencies and build more sustainable supply chains.
December 9, 2008
CostVision,a Denver, CO firm, and the PSLM Center at Georgia Tech have launched a research collaboration funded by the Air Force Research Labs.
December 9, 2008
Professor McGinnis's address focused on "transformation challenges in global collaborative/network centric manufacturing" and highlighted the R&D currently underway and in development at Georgia Tech.
December 9, 2008
Dr. Bill Kessler, President of Palisades Enterprises and Professor and Director of Executive Programs for the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech, and Dr. Leon McGinnis, Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems, Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, are leading a multidisciplinary team of experts from Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and INSEAD, who will address a broad range of issues, from trade and security policy to system modeling to collaboration.
December 8, 2008
In November, Professor John Bartholdi, SCL Executive Director Don Ratliff, SCL Managing Director Harvey Donaldson, and PhD student Alejandro MacCawley traveled to Mendoza, Argentina to meet with the faculty of the National University of Cuyo and the other members of the Wine Supply Chain Council regarding global research opportunities in the wine supply chain.
December 5, 2008
Dr. Bill Kessler, President of Palisades Enterprises and Professor and Director of Executive Programs for the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech, acted as moderator at this year's forum, and Dr. Leon McGinnis, Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems and Professor, Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, moderated one of the four breakout sessions, focusing on R&D needs in NCM.
November 20, 2008
Chelsea C. White III, Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics and Stewart School Chair, presented a keynote address at the IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics, and Informatics held in Beijing, China in October 2008.
November 19, 2008
Over the past six years, supply chain executives have convened on the Georgia Tech campus for meetings of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum. Addressing key supply chain issues, the forum brings together up to forty executives from more than two dozen supply chain organizations for two days of discussion on a host of supply chain issues, problems, and challenges.
October 22, 2008
The 2008 13th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study tracks the opinions and experiences of users of 3PL services across the globe. This new study emphasizes the importance of integration with logistics providers to achieve a secure, sustainable supply chain.
August 4, 2008
Dr. Oliver Rose, Simulation Chair in the School of Applied Computation at the Technical University of Dresden, visited the Keck Virtual Factory Lab June 23-25, 2008.
July 18, 2008
In the 2007 edition of Internationalizing the Campus, NAFSA: Association of International Educators recognized Georgia Tech for its ongoing commitment to grooming internationally savvy engineers and maintaining a world-wide presence with satellite campuses. NAFSA specifically commended the Stewart School of ISyE for its Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL).
May 21, 2008
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) hosted the spring 2008 Supply Chain Executive Forum (SCEF) on April 23rd and 24th at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This year brought a new twist to the gathering. In true collaborative form, Dr. John Langley, Director of Supply Chain Executive Programs and SCL Professor of Supply Chain Management, orchestrated a joint meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Atlanta Roundtable and the SCEF for the first time, bringing together two of the best organizations in their class.
May 20, 2008
On April 28 and 29, 2008, Provost Gary Schuster, Vice Provost for International Initiatives Steven McLaughlin, and Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Managing Director Harvey Donaldson hosted National University of Singapore (NUS) Provost Tan Eng Chye and The Logistics Institute (TLI) Asia Pacific management team here at Georgia Tech.
May 9, 2008
In the eighth and most recent edition of Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, C. John Langley, Jr. and his co-authors focus on the relationship between logistics and supply chain management and how the nature of business is changing overall.
April 9, 2008
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently invited Dr. Donald Ratliff to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP). OPP establishes and directs NSF funding for basic research and operational support in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
March 26, 2008
Professor John Bartholdi's global supply chain class has finalized plans for the first "Great Container Race* to begin on April 22, 2008. The students will track two containers as they travel by alternate routes and carriers to the University of Cape Coast Hospital in the West African nation of Ghana. The students will then analyze the efficiency of the routes. The race is expected to take about 35 days.
January 23, 2008
Marco A. Gutierrez is a 4th year Ph.D. in ISyE who is focusing his research in the field of humanitarian relief logistics. In this article, Gutierrez discusses the impact of his work with CARE USA.
January 10, 2008
The Stewart School of ISyE welcomed the seventh group of GT/NUS Dual MS program students and the fourth group of Global Logistics Scholars on January 8, 2008.
January 4, 2008
Associate Professor Chen Zhou was recently appointed associate chair for undergradaute studies in the Stewart School of ISyE beginning January 1, 2008.
December 20, 2007
Three student teams working with the CDC, Office Depot, and Whirlpool Corporation competed to win first prize in ISyE's Senior Design competition at the end of fall semester, 2007.
October 24, 2007
Professor Leon McGinnis, along with colleagues John Fowler (Arizona State University), Russ Meller (University of Arkansas), and Dima Nazzal (University of Central Florida) have been awarded a planning grant from NSF focused on Discrete Event Logistics Systems.
October 24, 2007
Professor Leon McGinnis and colleagues Russell Peak (MARC) and Chris Paredis (ME) are working with Lockheed Martin to demonstrate the use of a new systems modeling language (SysML) for supporting system design with integrated simulation and analysis.
October 10, 2007
Pete Viehweg brings a wealth of industry experience to his new position as executive-in-residence of SCL's Center for Warehousing and Distribution.
October 9, 2007
Dr. Bartholdi recently presented a lecture where he introduced a protocol called the "bucket brigade* which is based on how social insects operate complex logistics systems that are efficient. In his presentation, he discussed how this idea has been successfully adapted to coordinate order-pickers in a warehouse.
October 1, 2007
Moinul Islam is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech whose doctoral research interest is in humanitarian logistics. Here, he writes about his research focus in ISyE and the factors that motivate him.
September 14, 2007
The Beijing/Singapore Summer Program, led by ISyE Professor Chen Zhou, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to have a culturally rich learning experience overseas while gaining ISyE course credits. ISyE students Nicki Skillings, Sandesh Reddy, and Margaret Reinhard discuss their experiences and what they learned in this year's program.
September 5, 2007
SCL researchers Paul Griffin, Ray Hagtvedt, and Pinar Keskinocak have teamed up with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and the Centers for Disease Control to design and evaluate possible approaches to reduce hospital-acquired infection (HAI) including screening, isolation, and improved hygiene approaches.
September 5, 2007
Stephen Downs was recently appointed Edenfield Executive-in-Residence to assist SCL's efforts in health and humanitarian logistics.
August 16, 2007
The Summer 2008 issue of Engineering Enterprise features the work of Professors Ergun, Keskinocak, and Swann in humanitarian relief logistics. They discuss how many crisis response inefficiencies can be avoided with advanced planning and capacity building, as well as effective management of response activities.
August 13, 2007
Professor Martin Savelsbergh has been awarded the Schneider Professorship for a three-year term. The Schneider Professorship is supported by a gift from the Schneider National Company, one of the Nation's largest national truckload carriers, in order to support research and development in logistics and supply chain engineering in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
August 13, 2007
Professor Jim Dai has recently been awarded the Edenfield Professorship in the Stewart School of ISyE for a three-year term. James C. Edenfield (IE '57), CEO and President of American Software Inc, established the Edenfield Professorship as a way to support the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech in sustaining and leading the field in research and education.
August 7, 2007
The H. Milton Stewart School of ISyE's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) is hosting Dr. Meilong "Charles* Le, a Global Logistics Scholar, for the next two years. "We look forward to having Professor Le at Georgia Tech as a Global Logistics Scholar,* said Don Ratliff, SCL's Executive Director. "He has much to contribute to our understanding of Chinese port operations and China's role in the global economy.*
August 3, 2007
Optimization Research Symposium: Recognizing Professor George Nemhauser's Contributions to the Field of Operations Research. The two-day event included tributes to Nemhauser as his fellow researchers roasted and toasted him as well as presentations highlighting the depth and breath of the contributions he has made to the field of operations research.
July 24, 2007
Transportation and logistics expert and Chair of the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chelsea C. White III, was one of four keynote speakers invited to participate in the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Logistics (T-LOG 2007) held in Shenzhen, P.R. China in July.
July 9, 2007
When SAP's travel and transportation team wanted insight into the use of enterprise service-oriented architecture in supply chain and logistics, they turned to Professor Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Stewart School of ISyE's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech.
June 27, 2007
The Route 2007 workshop provided a forum for scientific exchange and cooperation in the fields of vehicle routing, intermodal transportation and related areas.
May 31, 2007
The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) at Georgia Tech has begun a new project to study and improve temperature-controlled supply chains. Professors John Bartholdi and Don Ratliff are leading the effort in an initial project devoted to the international supply chains that move wine from producing regions to the U.S.
May 29, 2007
The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) hosted the spring 2007 Supply Chain Executive Forum in April at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.
May 31, 2007
Georgia Tech students in the Dual Master degree Program (DMP) and the Global Logistics Scholars (GLS) program toured Norfolk Southern's John W. Whitaker Intermodal Terminal on April 4, 2007. Participants in the DMP and GLS programs tour various manufacturing and distribution centers throughout the semester as part of the program curriculum.
May 31, 2007
Professor John Bartholdi, Manhattan Associates Professor of Supply Chain Management and Research Director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), coordinates a race each year where his students track packages sent from SCL at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA (USA) to sites around the world via different international parcel carriers (UPS, Fedex, DHL).
April 2, 2007
Each semester, Dr. Judith Norback, ISyE's director of Workplace and Academic Communication, pulls together a group of top industry executives from a variety of fields to interact directly with ISyE students in Senior Design. This year's panel included Chip Robert, David McKenney, John McKenney, and Jeb Stewart.
- Logistics Innovation Network
- The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific
- Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center
- Georgia Tech Costa Rica Trade Innovation & Productivity Center
- Georgia Tech Mexico Trade & Logistics Innovation Center
- OTHER GT INITIATIVES
- Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
- Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
- Supply Chain Strategy
- Global Transportation
- Warehousing and Distribution
- Manufacturing Logistics
- Resource Scheduling
- Predictive Analytics and Real-Time Optimization
- China Logistics
- Health & Humanitarian Systems
- Integrated Food Chains
- Wine Supply Chain Council
- PROJECT SITES
- Self-Coordinating Buses Reduce Bunching
- Maritime Inventory Routing Problems