MIT-Zaragoza Speaker Series: Martín Tanco

  • December 3, 2010 - 10:00
  • ZLC, Lecture Room 221, Zaragoza (Spain)

Martín Tanco
Universidad de Montevideo




“Design of Experiments as a cost-effective statistical tool for experimentation, with an application on order-picking strategies ”

My talk will be divided into three sections. First, I will give an overview of the research areas, publications and research interest of the Industrial Management Department at Universidad de Montevideo. Afterwards, the main section will deal with a presentation of Design of Experiments (DoE) as a cost-effective statistical tool for experimentation. While experimentation is frequently used in industry and research, the most commonly used strategy is one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT), a generally inefficient strategy. We will present the basic concepts in order to be able to show the utility of DoE in several practical applications. Finally, an application of DoE to evaluate the repercussion that different picking operating strategies have in a Part to Picker system while working under diverse order types will be presented.


Dr. Martin Tanco is professor and head of the Industrial Management department at Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay). He earned his PhD in Industrial Engineering from TECNUN. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de Montevideo and his research areas are mainly focused on statistical methodologies for applying Design of Experiments to industry. He has several international publications in Design of Experiments and Quality Management.


  • Start Date:December 3, 2010
  • Start Time:10:00
  • End Date:December 3, 2010
  • End Time:11:30
  • Location:ZLC, Lecture Room 221, Zaragoza (Spain)