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MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS ANALYTICS

This research area is focused on examining and proposing strategies that guide the efficient and responsive production and delivery of goods and services. In particular, the group addresses operational decision-making problems that focus on using information in real-time to sequence operations that closely match the supply and the demand. Much of the research on this topic is focused on information distortion and bullwhip effects while generalized heuristics that promotes coordination in complex production environments within the supply chain is comparatively limited.

Applying business analytical tools to understand and leverage the empirical and formal connections among business drivers in the supply chain provides opportunities to create new knowledge that allows for examining the effects of novel supply chains enablers as well as generating new theories that explain these connections. The application of quantitative tools in production environments seeks to bridge the gap between issues in using information technology in the supply chain, e.g., real-time data management to improve the performance of pull, push, and hybrid production systems.

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Related Publications
  • Diaz, R. Using dynamic demand information and zoning for the storage of non-uniform density stock keeping units. International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 54, (8), 2016, pp. 2487-2498
  • Diaz R. Combining Layout and Zoning Warehouse Solutions for the Storage of Non-uniform Density Stock Keeping Units. International Journal of Production Research (IJPR). (Forthcoming)
  • Diaz R., Kumar Sameer, Bailey Mike. Analyzing Lost-Sale Stochastic Inventory Model with Markov-Modulated Demands: A Simulation-based Optimization Study. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. (Forthcoming)
  • Diaz R., Behr J. Quantifying the Economic and Demographic Impact of Transport Infrastructure Investments Framework. Simulation. (Accepted)
  • Ng ManWo, Diaz R., Behr Joshua. Inter- and Intra-regional Evacuation Behavior during Hurricane Irene: Results from a Large-Scale Phone Survey. Journal of Travel Behaviour and Society (2016) Vol. 3 pp 21-28