Tens of thousands of patients each year are diagnosed with heart valve disease, with many in need of lifesaving surgery to treat the condition.
Now, researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute -- including ISyE Professor Chuck Zhang -- are working on a tool that could help cardiologists care for patients with the disease. Using highly detailed imaging from CT scans, engineers are using 3-D printers to make an exact model of an individual patient’s heart valve.
Evren Ozkaya (MSIE 05, Ph.D. 08) has long been fascinated by supply chain management. In this interview he discusses his passion for and interest in supply chains, his motivation for starting a supply chain consulting company, and the future of supply chain management.
Because food delivery systems in the U.S. are so efficient, they are also potentially excellent bio-weapons delivery systems. A team from ISyE is examining the relationship between the food supply chain and bioterrorism and how to mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply chain.
Today's most pressing problems faced by humanity and our planet are complex, requiring a systems-level perspective, such as that of William W. George Chair and Professor Pinar Keskinocak.
ISyE recently joined forces with Amazon to help shape and develop ISyE’s master’s degree in supply chain engineering. To this end, ISyE, the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, and Amazon have announced funding of $665,000 from Amazon during the next five years.
Suriya Arulselvan (MSCE 2015) and Valerie Thomas, a professor in Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), have been awarded the Judges’ Choice Award for the 2016 Aviation contest from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab.
John Bartholdi III, Craig Tovey, and John Vande Vate, all researchers who hail from Georgia Tech’s No. 1-ranked Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) – are part of an interdisciplinary team that has been designated as recipients of the 2016 Golden Goose Award. The Golden Goose Award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been considered silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society.
ISyE and the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute are proud to announce that the first four students have been selected as Amazon Masters of Science in Supply Chain Engineering Supply Chain Systems Design Track Fellows. The awarded fellowships are for the amount of $12,000 each.
Georgia Tech's undergraduate supply chain programs have been ranked No. 6 among North American undergraduate programs by Gartner.
In May 2016, the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (HHS) successfully completed its fifth professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management.
When it comes to supply chains and logistics, not only is Benoit Montreuil thinking outside the box, he's rethinking the box itself.
As part of the Dutch-Flemish mission, Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain Logistics Institute inked a memorandum of understanding with Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, or DINALOG, and the Flemish Institute for Logistics, or VIL, to share research on technology in the movement of goods.
Georgia Tech, in collaboration with The National University of Singapore, officially launched the Center for Next Generation Logistics on July 24, 2015 in Singapore. The inauguration ceremonies were attended by 150 industry and government representatives and included presentations by the provosts of both universities.
As President Luis Guillermo Solis comes to Atlanta next month to recruit investors from sectors like information technology and medical devices, he will be highlighting programs that engage the country on a more enduring level.
The truth is logistics in all its forms is big business in Georgia. The state is the fifth largest overall logistics employer in the nation and rising fast. The Georgia Centers of Innovation has identified more than 12,300 logistics providers that employ more than 140,000 people. In addition, there are more than 33,000 logistics-consuming companies that critically rely on the efficient flow of freight to operate their business, according to the Center of Innovation for Logistics.
The newly formed GT Supply Chain network is a professional and social group for alumni, students, faculty, staff, professional education students/alumni, and friends of Georgia Tech with an interest in Supply Chain. Join us as we kick off our new Affinity Group Homecoming Weekend.
Tim Brown, Director of Professional Education with the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), speaks with SupplyChainBrain about Supply Chain Leadership training and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program SCL is involved with.
Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, made a contribution to SCL to actively support professional education in supply chain engineering.
Don Ratliff, executive director of ISyE’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute wrote an article on the evolution of supply chain and logistics thinking for the February issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The multidisciplinary report provides a glimpse of 10 years out, offering insight into the current and future challenges facing the industry and giving practitioners a plan to move forward.
With global trade likely to rise more than threefold to $27 trillion by 2030, logistics professionals are in high demand, according to Winning the Talent Race, a report by professional services firm PwC.
At this year's Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference in Malaysia, one interactive workshop, led by CARE, Save the Children, and Catholic Relief Services, highlighted the importance of inter-organizational collaboration in the implementation of a new Supply Chain Management system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of planning, tracking and distributing disaster relief items.
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, is highlighted as part of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's first-ever “Top Female Leaders of the Supply Chain”.
Please join us as Dr. Dima Nazzal presents an overview of the certificate program in Health and Humanitarian Logistics
Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaTechSCL and post a photo of a Lean Process/Implementation/Signage initiative at your workplace along with a 1-2 sentence description.
Emmanuel Hess, general manager of the Georgia Tech Trade, Innovation & Productivity Center in San Jose, Costa Rica, authored the Cool Insights column for the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “More Than Food Traceability: The Case of Cassava Exporters from Costa Rica.”
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and co-founder of the Integrated Food Chain Research Center (IFC), authored the Cool Insights column for the October edition of Food Logistics, titled “Processing Produce at the Speed of Light.”
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum recently held its 2012 fall meeting around the theme “Supply Chain Complexity”.
Once again, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to present a series of 15 French-American events designed to breathe new life into the cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast: “France-Atlanta 2012”.
Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the September edition of Food Logistics, titled “The New Dilemma for Fresh Programs.”
The 2013 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics: The Unique Logistical Challenges for Humanitarian Response in Asia will be held June 4-5, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia.
We should pause from the mad race to spend billions of dollars expanding East and Gulf Coast ports to accommodate larger ships and re-evaluate our strategy. The sooner the ports decide on where they fit into the system, the better off the nation will be.
Nick Pacitti recently authored the Cool Insights column for the July/August edition of Food Logistics, titled “Fresh Needs Fast—Rail is Up to the Challenge.”
The SCL professional education course on Transportation and Distribution held at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus October 2-4, will give participants an overview of the complexities of transportation and distribution planning and educate them as to why this has become a critical corporate function.
Don Ratliff, executive director of SCL, was invited to speak at the 2012 DHL Public Policy Forum on July 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), and Amar Ramudhin, director of SCL, recently co-authored the Cool Insights column for the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “An Integrated Framework for Managing Standards and Operations of the Food Industry.”
Susan Wilkinson authored the Cool Insights column for the April/May 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “The Value of Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability is Just the Start.”
Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the January/February 2012 issue of Food Logistics.
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of SCL, was selected as a finalist for the Supply Chain Professional of the Year award, and was also selected by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the 2012 Practitioner Pros to Know.
On Tuesday, February 7th from 1:00-5:00 pm, the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center will host an Integrated Food Chain Seminar as part of the 2012 Georgia Logistics Pre-Summit. On February 8th, the State of Georgia will hold its Fourth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. Rapidly growing in size every year, last year's Summit hosted 1,300 participants, from 587 companies, across 21 states (85% from private industry) and has become widely recognized as a valuable, unique and highly anticipated event.
(Bloomberg - March 23, 2011) Microsoft Corp.’s repair operations for Xbox units ground to a halt in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture when the earthquake knocked out power. Then the lights came on to reveal another hurdle: Shipments of the game consoles had been impaired after the disaster two weeks ago. "Navigating past quake-battered roads and bridges in the coming days may require some creativity," said Julie Swann, co- director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. “You certainly try to look at alternate paths, maybe air or sea or bicycles -- things you wouldn’t use in normal times,” Swann said. Click here to read the entire article.
The amount of debris generated by some large-scale disasters is equivalent in volume to years of normal solid waste production in the affected areas. In Haiti, the task of removing debris could ”require a fleet of approximately 1,000 trucks working 24 hours a day for two years” and cost upwards of a billion dollars. There is a tremendous need for decision support tools that can aid in evaluating the long- and short-term costs and impacts of the interrelated decisions necessary for managing debris operations.
February 26, 2011 (Macon Telegraph, Savannah Morning News)
Georgia Tech is hosting an international conference on the role logistics plays in health and humanitarian campaigns around the globe. Officials from government, nonprofits and academia will gather at the Atlanta campus March 3-4 for the third annual Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference. Participants will come from as far away as India, Finland and Uganda. The symposium is being sponsored by Georgia Tech and the Atlanta-based UPS Foundation. It will be held in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center on campus. Click here for story in Macon Telegraph.
A provision of the federal food safety law passed last year requires that all players in the country's food supply chain be able to quickly trace from whom they received a food product and to whom they sent it. They'll have to maintain that information in digital form, creating deep wells of information that, in some cases, consumers could tap into through their computers or cellphones.
Leon McGinnis, professor and Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was the invited keynote speaker for the PhD Colloquium at the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. Speaking before 100 recent or soon-to-be PhD's on the topic, “Life After the PhD: What I Wish I had Known Sooner,” McGinnis identified some lessons learned in his 35 years at Georgia Tech that he really would like to have known sooner.
On November 30th, the Senate approved the biggest overhaul to the nation's food safety laws since the 1930s.
An interview with Julie Swann discussing her thoughts on humanitarian aid and the importance of supply chain collaboration in disaster response was featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Air Cargo World.
Dr. John Bartholdi and Dr. Steven Hackman of Georgia Tech featured in Supply Chain News. In the article, they discuss the trade-offs in terms of cross dock DC size, number of doors, and efficiency.
Dr. Solis honored for his contributions to the personal growth and professional advancement of countless young engineers, and for pioneering critical research programs that have enhanced the academic capacity at the Universidad Technológica de Panamá and the national scientific community.
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s Integrated Food Chain Center, Food Logistics Magazine initiated a new column titled, Cool Insights. The column, which began with the April / May 2010 issue, has exclusively featured thoughts from the faculty, staff, and partners of IFC on various aspects of food chain and will continue to do so through the final column of 2010.
LeanCor is extending the Lean Supply Chain Certificate program to the new Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center (GTPLIRC) starting this December. GTPLIRC is the latest addition to the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute's (SCL) logistics innovation network of centers that focus on improving country-level logistics performance and increasing trade competitiveness.
John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, was the featured author for "Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010. Bartholdi’s article, titled “Carefully Manage Temperature-Controlled Space,” appeared in the July/August 2010 issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3905.
"Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010, featured an article by David Sterling, a partner in SCL's new Integrated Food Chain Center, on "Making the Case for Cold Chain." This second column appeared in the June issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3710
In September, Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) will be hosting a free webinar presented by Ed Frazelle, director of SCL's Supply Chain Management Series and CEO of Logistics Resources International. The webinar is scheduled for Friday September 24th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
This three-course series is the first certificate program of its kind. With a focus on building the lean supply chain professional, this program will change how supply chain professionals think, act, and lead by teaching them to develop and implement strategic and tactical elements of lean principles in the supply chain.
This June, Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL) is hosting two supply chain webinars with Ed Frazelle, director of SCL's certificate program, the Supply Chain Management Series, and CEO of Logistics Resources International. The two webinars are scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2010, and Friday, June 18, 2010, both from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern time).
Russell Peak (MARC) and Leon McGinnis (ISyE) spoke to the systems engineering division, modeling and simulation committee, of the National Defense Industries Association on April 22, 2009.
CostVision,a Denver, CO firm, and the PSLM Center at Georgia Tech have launched a research collaboration funded by the Air Force Research Labs.
Professor Leon McGinnis and colleagues Russell Peak (MARC) and Chris Paredis (ME) are working with Lockheed Martin to demonstrate the use of a new systems modeling language (SysML) for supporting system design with integrated simulation and analysis.
Professor Leon McGinnis, along with colleagues John Fowler (Arizona State University), Russ Meller (University of Arkansas), and Dima Nazzal (University of Central Florida) have been awarded a planning grant from NSF focused on Discrete Event Logistics Systems.
When SAP's travel and transportation team wanted insight into the use of enterprise service-oriented architecture in supply chain and logistics, they turned to Professor Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Stewart School of ISyE's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech.
This free, one-hour webinar will discuss the uses of cold chain assessments and audits as essential parts of your cold chain management process. We will discuss the differences between assessments and audits and how and when they should be deployed. We will highlight how a properly designed assessment can give you the information needed to take your cold chain to the next level. We also discuss how a cold chain audit will validate that controls and processes are working as required.