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Awardee:VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY
Doing Business As Name:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
PD/PI:
  • Kimberly P Ellis
  • (540) 231-9073
  • kpellis@vt.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Gaylon Don Taylor Jr.
Award Date:01/02/2008
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 250,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 295,550
  • FY 2008=$70,000
  • FY 2010=$50,000
  • FY 2012=$58,000
  • FY 2009=$58,800
  • FY 2011=$58,750
Start Date:01/01/2008
End Date:12/31/2013
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:Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution - Virginia Tech Research Site
Federal Award ID Number:0801919
DUNS ID:003137015
Parent DUNS ID:003137015
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:Sponsored Programs 0170
City:BLACKSBURG
State:VA
ZIP:24061-0001
County:Blacksburg
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:09

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Street:Sponsored Programs 0170
City:BLACKSBURG
State:VA
ZIP:24061-0001
County:Blacksburg
Country:US
Cong. District:09

Abstract at Time of Award

A research site will be established at Virginia Polytechnic Institute for the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi). The center conducts research and develops integrated solutions for logistics and distribution problems. Virginia Tech enhances CELDi expertise in logistic systems, supply chain design, and material flow analysis. The results of the research projects are shared among all center members and eventually in the research literature. The direction of the research is influenced by industry members and conducted by some of the most talented faculty and students in the country. The research results from CELDi impact industry operations directly, provide improved approaches for practitioners who see the research results at conferences and in publications, and extend the general body of knowledge in logistics and distribution.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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D. J. Drosos, G.W. DePuy, G. D. Taylor, and T.C. Whyte "Clustering Techniques for Barge to Boat Assignment" International Journal of Industrial Engineering, v.16, 2009, p.71.

D. J. Drosos, G.W. DePuy, G. D. Taylor, and T.C. Whyte "Clustering Techniques for Barge to Boat Assignment" International Journal of Industrial Engineering, v.16, 2009, p.71.

Maury A. Nussbaum, John P. Shewchuk, S. Kim, H. Seol, and C. Guo "Development of a Decision Support System for Residential Construction using Panelized Walls: Approach and Preliminary Results" Ergonomics, v.52, 2009, p.87-103.

G. Don Taylor and Gary Whicker "Extended Regional Dispatch in Truckload Trucking" International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, v.40, 2010, p.. doi:10.1108/09600031011062218 


Project Outcomes Report

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      The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) is a university-based enterprise providing innovative solutions for logistics and distribution excellence with our member organizations. CELDi, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, was founded in 2002 to conduct collaborative research with industry partners to address logistics and distribution problems through modeling, analysis, and intelligent systems technologies.  Virginia Tech enhances CELDi expertise in the areas of logistics systems, supply chain design and analysis, material flow analysis, and human factors and ergonomic considerations for material flow systems.  
      Nine different Virginia Tech faculty members have participated in CELDi projects across six different member organizations.  Two of these industry member projects were selected as CELDi Success Stories, and one of these projects was invited to NSF to showcase industry collaborations.  The Virginia Tech site has also teamed with other CELDi universities for NSF funding in I/UCRC wide solicitations. Virginia Tech has had four different Research Experience for Undergraduate students participate in CELDi research, and three of these students subsequently joined our graduate r and earned their master's degrees.  Through the Research Experience for Teachers Program, the Virginia Tech site teamed with two special education teachers at a middle school to design a workstation at a distribution center for employees with special needs. 
      Moving forward into the next phase of CELDi, Virginia Tech looks forward to providing innovative approaches for our industry members, developing students into highly sought after logistics and distribution professionals, and collaborating with other CELDi universities on grand challenges.

Last Modified: 01/29/2014
Modified by: Kimberly P Ellis

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