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Awardee:CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Doing Business As Name:Clemson University
PD/PI:
  • William G Ferrell
  • (864) 656-2724
  • fwillia@clemson.edu
Award Date:09/01/2006
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 250,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 388,813
  • FY 2008=$60,000
  • FY 2012=$74,683
  • FY 2006=$100,000
  • FY 2009=$104,130
  • FY 2010=$50,000
Start Date:09/01/2006
End Date:08/31/2013
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Establishing Clemson University as a Research Site for CELDi
Federal Award ID Number:0641414
DUNS ID:042629816
Parent DUNS ID:042629816
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:230 Kappa Street
City:CLEMSON
State:SC
ZIP:29634-5701
County:
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:03

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Clemson University
Street:230 Kappa Street
City:CLEMSON
State:SC
ZIP:29634-5701
Country:US
Cong. District:03

Abstract at Time of Award

This action establishes Clemson University as a Research Site of the existing multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi). Management of logistics has become the key to success of many companies. Research in logistics is necessary to help companies gain a competitive advantage. The Clemson University research site will augment the existing research agenda with; a study comparing a logistic business model with a Maintenance Program Management plan, a study of the optimization of electric generating unit scheduling options and will study how to improve the forecasting and inventory management process in a publication company.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Jun Duanmua, Mashrur Chowdhury, Kevin Taaffe,Craig Jordana "Buffering in evacuation management for optimal traffic demand distribution" Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, v.48, 2012, p.684.

Chahar, K. and K. Taaffe, 2007. "Demand Distributions and the Risk Averse Selective Newsvendor Model" Proceedings of the 2007 IIE Research Conference, v., 2007, p.800.

Ritvirool, A. and W. Ferrell, Jr. "The effect on inventory of cooperation in single-vendor, single-buyer systems with quality considerations" International Journal of Operations Research, v.2(3), 2007, p.338.

Haral, U., R-W Chen, W. Ferrell, Jr., M. Kurz "Multiobjective single machine scheduling with nontraditional requirements" International Journal of Production Economics, v.106(2), 2007, p.574.

Duanmu, J. and K. Taaffe, "Measuring Manufacturing Throughput using Takt Time Analysis and Simulation" Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, v., 2007, p.1633.

Berry, K. A., Stringfellow, P. F., Shappell, S. A. "Considering Trends among Industrial Accidents: A Preliminary Meta Analysis of HFACS Causal Factors across Industries" Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, v., 2009, p..

Childers, A.K., and K. Taaffe "Determining the Objectives of Priority Modeling for Patient Evacuations" Proceedings of the 2009 IIE Research Conference, v., 2009, p..

Childers, A.K., G. Visagamurthy, and K. Taaffe "Prioritizing Patients for Evacuation from a Healthcare Facility" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, v., 2009, p..

Daniels, L., K. Listermann, and K. Taaffe "A Requirements Planning DSS for Healthcare Facilities During Mass Patient Transfers" Proceedings of the 2009 IIE Research Conference, v., 2009, p..

P. Devapriya and W. Ferrell, Jr. "Satisfying Demand from Distribution Centers: A Segmentation Approach with Pool Points" Proceeding of the 16th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, v., 2007, p.358.

Devapriya, P. and W. Ferrell "Increasing profits through superior distribution decisions" Proceedings of the 10th International Material Handling Research Colloquium, v., 2008, p..

Hassan, A. and W. Ferrell, Jr "Order-picking path optimization with multiple picks per route using pallet stackability concept in a warehouse" Proceeding of the 18th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, v., 2009, p..

Mayorga, M., K. Taaffe, R. Arumugam "Inventory Based Allocation Policies for Flexible Servers in Serial Systems with Switching Costs" Annals of Operations Research, v., 2009, p..

Miller, M.K., A.K. Childers, and K. Taaffe "Improving Reorder Quantities and Forecasting Methodologies through Simulation" Proceedings of the 2009 IIE Research Conference, v., 2009, p..

Rankin, W., Shappell, S., & Wiegmann, D. "Human Error and Error Investigation" Human Factors Guide for Aviation Maintenance and Inspection, v., 2009, p..

Arumugam, R., M. Mayorga, and K. Taaffe "Inventory Based Allocation Policies for Flexible Servers in Serial Systems" Annals of Operations Research, v., 2008, p..

Raweewan, M and W. Ferrell, Jr "How "hard science" and engineering enhance service-dominant economy" Proceeding of the 2008 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, v., 2008, p..

Raweewan, M and W. Ferrell, Jr "How â??hard scienceâ?? and engineering enhance service-dominant economy" Proceeding of the 2008 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, v., 2008, p..

Raweewan, M and W. Ferrell, Jr "More on in information sharing between partners in a supply chain" Proceeding of the 15th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, v., 2008, p..

Shappell, S.A., Stringfellow, P.F., Baron, J., Berry, K., Iden, R., Sawyer, M., "The Effects of Shiftwork on Human Performance and its Implications for Regulating Crew Rest and Duty Restrictions During Commercial Space Flight" DOT Publication No. DOT-VNTSC-FAA-07-11, v., 2009, p..

Xiao, Y. and K. Taaffe, "Satisfying Market Demands with Delivery Obligations or Delivery Charges" Computers & Operations Research, v.37, 2010, p.396.

Taaffe, K., J. Geunes, and H.E. Romeijn "Supply Capacity Acquisition and Allocation with Uncertain Customer Demands" European Journal of Operational Research, v.204, 2010, p.263.

Patterson, J. and Shappell, S. "Application of the human factors analysis and classification system to mining incidents/accidents in Queensland, Australia" Accident, Analysis, and Prevention, v.42, 2010, p.1379.

Duanmu, J., K. Taaffe, and M. Chowdhury "Minimizing Patient Transport Times during Mass Population Evacuations" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, v.2196, 2010, p.150.

Taaffe, K., J. Geunes, and H.E. Romeijn "Supply Capacity Acquisition and Allocation with Uncertain Customer Demands" European Journal of Operational Research, v.204, 2010, p.273.

Xiao, Y. and K. Taaffe "Satisfying Market Demands with Delivery Obligations or Delivery Charges" Computers & Operations Research, v.37, 2010, p.396.

Erol, I. and W. Ferrell, Jr. "Integrated approach to total quality management and just in time based purchasing: theory and a case analysis on a Turkish company" Computers and Industrial Engineering, v.56, 2009, p.1192.


Project Outcomes Report

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This Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is displayed verbatim as submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) for this award. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Report are those of the PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation; NSF has not approved or endorsed its content.

The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) works with member organizations to address complex research problems in logistics and distribution. The mission of CELDi is to enable member organizations to achieve logistics and distribution excellence by developing meaningful, innovative, and implementable solutions that provide a significant return on investment.  Research in logistics and distribution is typically sponsored by an “operations” unit of a member organization so our laboratory is most often their facility and “success” of a research project is only achieved if the results are implemented and provide measurable value.  The NSF also supports more fundamental research associated with I/UCRC’s on a competitive basis.  As such, the Clemson Research Site of CELDi operates using three types of research projects.

Directed projects
Directed projects utilize a team of at least one faculty member with one or more graduates students to address a logistics problem of high importance to the industry member of CELDi.  Each project provides financial support for the student or students as well as engages them in an environment where deliverables are required, deadlines must be met, and informative briefings to upper management are demanded.

Center Designated Projects (CPD)
Some funding from each membership fee is pooled to fund CDP’s which take either the research findings from a directed project or a research theme running through several directed projects and explores it in a more general and comprehensive way.  The results are typically both a report and software that can be readily used by all CELDi members with little modification.  Clemson researchers participated in three CDP’s.

Fundamental Research Projects (FRP)
NSF provides competitive funding for basic research on ideas that are spawned from the research conducted within I/UCRC’s.  Researchers at Clemson have participated on two of these projects.

The intellectual merit of CELDi projects lies in conducting research that is implemented to satisfy members’ needs with return on investment and that is generalized for dissemination into the academic sphere.  All of the Directed Projects at Clemson have been rated very highly by sponsors on short surveys conducted after completion.  Clemson has also won three “CELDi Success Story Awards” which the Center awards to projects that “have significant, verifiable impact on the partnering organization(s).”  Clemson researchers have published over 30 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings that are based on or motivated by the three types of CELDi projects.

The broader impacts of CELDi are also measured in several ways.  The model for conducting applied research that focuses on operational issues in a way that satisfies the sponsor and that is academically relevant scholarship is important.  The number of peer-reviewed articles has been reported.  Transfer of research results occurs at the biannual CELDi meetings in which all members can view posters and talk to researchers about the work being undertaken in the Center as well as through the final research reports.  By facilitating this interaction every six months, CELDi delivers applied research results to a significant audience of practitioners who actively use it in a very timely fashion.

CELDi has a significant impact on the student researchers to better prepare them for careers in industry and academia.  Obviously, working closely with faculty mentors all of whom have been employ...

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