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celdi

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

CELDi
  • A Candidate NSF-Sponsored Industry/

University Cooperative Research Center

  • The University of Arkansas, University of

Louisville, and the University of Oklahoma

  • Three primary parts: Research, Technology

Transfer, and Professional Networking

CELDi Mission Statement

Provision of integrated solutions to logistics

problems through modeling, analysis and

intelligent-systems technologies

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CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

What about logistics in the 21st century?

Christmas 2000 - E-commerce

“Tyson said it expects to generate approximately $35 million in savings in fiscal 2001 due to supply chain initiatives which have helped to streamline and leverage purchasing practices to ensure lower input costs on packaging, ingredients, and equipment without sacrificing quality.” Greg Lee, COO Tyson Foods, 2/21/01

  • Driving Issues:
    • Consolidation
    • Fulfillment
    • E-commerce
    • Returns
    • Multi-Channel Challenges:
      • Integrating Clicks & Bricks

“Create a supply chain so that customers are completely dependent on you. Every manufacturer has the desire to excel by leveraging their supply chain to achieve a distinguishable, sustainable difference. That’s how companies will survive.” Donnie Smith, Exec. Vice President Tyson Foods, 2/22/01

Key to Future: Execution

celdi full stream logistics perspective
CELDi Full-stream LogisticsPerspective
  • Value Adding
    • Manufacturing
    • Order fulfillment
    • Transportation & materials handling
  • Value Sustaining
    • Field service
    • Refurbishment
  • Value Recovering
    • Returns
    • Recycling
celdi organization

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

CELDi Organization

University of Arkansas –

MBTC

SCMRC

Intelligent

Material

Handling &

Fleet Maintenance

Intelligent Systems /

Value-chain Integration

/ Field Service Logistics

University of Oklahoma --

ITaL

OTC

Material Handling / Shop Floor Logistics / Fleet Supportability

Integrated Logistics Systems

Intelligent

Transportation

& Distribution / Reverse Logistics Systems

Intermodal

Systems / Fleet Reliability

Distribution, Transportation, & Reliability Modeling and Analysis

University of Louisville –

LODI

core competencies
Strategic Areas

Supply Chain Management

Material Handling/Shop Floor Logistics

Warehousing & Inventory Control

Transportation

Intermodal operations

Trucking

Dispatching

TL and LTL

Enterprise Performance

Techniques

Human Factors/ Ergonomics

Robotics/Automation

Quality

Optimization/Simulation

Information Technology

Management

Hardware/Software Engineering

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Core Competencies
membership levels

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Membership Levels
  • Membership
    • Full Members (more than 50 employees) -- $50K/yr
      • Partners in research
      • Curriculum involvement
    • Associate Members (50 employees or less) -- $25K/yr
      • Smaller projects if only one member involved
      • May participate in research through affiliation with a full member or another associate member
      • Curriculum involvement
    • Affiliate Members -- $5K/yr
      • Companies desiring affiliation with CELDi
      • No research project
      • Attend meetings
initial member companies
ABF Freight

Avaya Inc.

ConAgra

Defense Logistics Agency

Global Concepts

National Science Foundation

Pine Bluff Arsenal

Raytheon

Tyson Foods Inc.

US Postal Service3

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

FAA Logistics Center1

Vanderlande2

Initial Member Companies

1-Affiliated through University of Oklahoma

2-Affiliated through University of Louisville

3-Affiliated through both UofA and UofL

research projects through celdi

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Research Projects through CELDi
  • Identify projects with strategic importance to industry
    • Based upon industry needs
    • Defined by industry and faculty
    • Addressed by faculty and graduate students
    • Membership $$$ used to fund this effort
membership in celdi

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Membership in CELDi
  • Benefits >> Costs
    • Effective technology transfer
      • Timely exposure to emerging technology
      • Opportunities to hire world-class experts
    • Partnership in an elite group of world leaders
      • Leaders in Logistics
      • Faculty/Student/Sponsor interaction
      • Student recruiting
    • Cost Reduced Logistics Operations
    • Customer Satisfaction
membership benefits
Involvement

Problem definition

Data

Sponsorship of a student

Host study team visits

Biannual meetings

Annual contribution

Feedback

Benefits

Networking

National/International

Students/Faculty/OU resources

Student recruiting

Advanced logistics education, research and practice

Access to all research

Case studies

Influence courses & research

Cost Effective Logistic Ops

Matching funds

10X documented return on investment

Benefits to students

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Membership Benefits
benefits to students
Coursework enhancement

Collaboration with industry

Utilization of leading-edge techniques

Named research assistantships

Possible publications

Employment opportunities

CELDi

Center for Engineering Logistics & Distribution

Benefits to Students
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CELDi

Building on the excellent tradition of the Material Handling

Research Center and The Logistics Institute

A NEW THEME AND A NEW TEAM