Ensuring Operational Productivity and Dependability
A major factor in the strength of the world’s economy — and quality of life for its people — is efficient, reliable, and safe transportation and smoothly functioning, just-in-time logistics. When these systems break down or are disrupted by outside forces, it can result in higher shipping costs, longer travel times, uncertain inventories, border delays, and other challenges. With so much riding on the success of these systems, Georgia Tech’s researchers are committed to maximizing their productivity, resilience, and security.
The growth of online ordering has forced a redesign of warehouse and distribution operations, a challenge tailor made for Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, whose expertise is a key resource for many companies in the area.
Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute helped Avon reduce the cost of processing orders within the existing layout of their fulfillment area, determining which items should be stored where and in what quantities to minimize costs.