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2015 Projects

Faculty Directed Student Projects: Every firm has that “job jar” of important projects that just never seem to reach peak priority for the limited resources available. These are exactly the projects that the GSCMI Center is interested in assisting you with.

If interested in partnering with the Center to complete a project with your company or to learn more, contact us at gscmi@purdue.edu.

Intermodal Analysis, Caterpillar

Student Team: Xinlan Fang, Priyanka Govindraj, Luojing Liu, Yunyang Liu, Junchao Yang

Faculty Advisor: Amy David

Project Description: Students fromA the Fall 2014 Experiential Learning course in Operations Management analyzed various transportation options for inbound shipments to Caterpillar’s Lafayette location. The team developed an algorithm to find the volume breakpoint for rail transportation from each key supplier and further investigated both the feasibility and environmental impact of rail transportation.

Accessories Product Chain Improvement, Allegion

Student Team: Leo Fu, Dongfang Wu, Jennifer Lu, Yang Liu

Faculty Advisor: Amy David

Project Description: The student team was tasked with improving lead times for finished goods in the “accessories” category. The team first analyzed the product chains to identify components with long lead times, prioritizing those with the largest dependent demand quantities. They then recommended inventory policy and sourcing changes to alleviate the issues identified.