Title: Dynamic Supply Routing for a Make-To-Order Manufacturing Network Joint work with J. Foreman (MIT), J. Alspaugh (Dell), R. Bhatnagar (NTU), C. Teo (NTU), C. Dubois (ENSMP) Abstract: Dell's supply chain for desktops involves Asian vendors shipping components by sea to several U.S. plants. While suppliers are responsible for shipping enough inventory, Dell can reroute and expedite their shipments while in transit to balance inventory across sites and dynamically track geographic demand patterns. We present the optimization models developed in collaboration with Dell to address this routing challenge, insights gained since their implementation last year including the results of an impact assessment study, and ongoing extensions. Bio: Jérémie Gallien is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Associate Professor in the Operations Management Group of the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on the development and implementation of mathematical models for the control of physical flows and economic interfaces in supply-chains. Pr. Gallien holds a Ph.D in Operations Research from MIT and an Eng.D in Operations Management and Applied Mathematics from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Location: CoM, Room 314
Contact: Barbara Christopher, Industrial and Systems Engineering