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Doing Business As Name:University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
  • Babur M Pulat
  • (405) 325-4532
  • M. Cengiz Altan
Award Date:07/19/2007
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 125,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 288,970
  • FY 2008=$158,971
  • FY 2009=$35,000
  • FY 2011=$35,000
  • FY 2007=$25,000
  • FY 2010=$34,999
Start Date:08/01/2007
End Date:07/31/2012
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Collaborative: CELDi Renewal
Federal Award ID Number:0732486
DUNS ID:848348348
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:201 Stephenson Parkway
Awardee Cong. District:04

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Street:201 Stephenson Parkway
Cong. District:04

Abstract at Time of Award

The existing multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) is beginning their second 5-year cycle. The mission of the center is to solve integrated design and analysis problems in logistics and distribution via simulation and mathematical modeling, analysis, and the development and application of powerful, intelligent, real-time algorithms. By integrating resources at the multiple campuses, CELDi has promoted a fundamental paradigm shift from the traditional compartmentalized logistics and distribution research approach to an examination of the problem as a whole. The I/UCRC expects to grow in regard to partner universities and member companies during this second phase of funding. Several member organizations are actively involved with the partner universities to provide real-life logistics and distribution problems to graduate and undergraduate classes. The center's research holds the promise of creating new practice based education models that can be used to augment this undergraduate and graduate instruction.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Y. Guan, K. H. Yang and Z. Zhou "The Crane Scheduling Problem: Models and Solution Approaches" Annals of Operations Research, v., 2010, p.. doi:10.1007/s10479-010-0765-3 

Kang-hung Yang, P. Simin Pulat, Yongpei Guan "Embedded simulation on a multiprocessor job scheduling system with inspection" Computers and Industrial Engineering, v.57:2, 2009, p.592.

R. K. Cheung, D. Xu and Y. Guan. "The Crane Scheduling Problem: Models and Solution Approaches" Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms, v.6, 2010, p.87.

Y. Guan, W. Yang, H. Owen and D. M. Blough "A pricing approach for bandwidth allocation in differentiated service networks" Computers and Operations Research, v.35 (12), 2008, p.376.

Y. Guan and K.H. Yang "Analysis of Berth Allocation and Inspection Operations in a Container Terminal" Maritime Economics and Logistics, v.12, 2010, p.347.

Hu, YA; Guan, YP; Liu, TM "Lead-time hedging and coordination between manufacturing and sales departments using Nash and Stackelberg games" EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, v.210, 2011, p.231. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2010.09.00  View record at Web of Science

Project Outcomes Report


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The University of Oklahoma CELDi grant is one of multiple similar grants awarded to US Universities conducting research in the area of engineering logistics and distribution. Throughout the last five years of the work conducted at The University of Oklahoma, an average of four faculty members and seven-eight reserach assistants (undergraduate and graduate) per year, have developed user specified and controlled products ranging from decision models and sofware tools for focus areas ranging from general and specific transportation planning, storage planning, load optimization (for truck, rail, and aircraft material/goods movement), load planning, transportation resource optimization, delivery planning, and business case analysis for ammunition recycling and demilitarization, destruction.

Resulting products are in world-wide use by private sector organizations, various state transportation departments, and the military. Many such applications are web based, enabling users at various parts of the world access, plan, and execute transportation decisions, functions, and activities. We monitor the use activity of several of the developements and see a wide range of use across the various parts of the world. Users range from transportation planners all the way to decision makers.

 We estimate the economies developed via such decision models far exceeded government's investment in such developments. The University's investment in CELDi at OU shows a one to 25 return on investment in dollar value. 

Last Modified: 08/01/2012
Modified by: Babur M Pulat

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