Accession Number : ADA169118
Title : Production and Distribution Research Center
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ratliff, H D
Report Date : May 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The Production/Distribution Research Center (PDRC) was established in July 1980 to accomplish three basic objectives: (1) to expand our knowledge of the fundamental problems associated with designing and operating production and distribution systems, (2) to develop new optimization method which can be used to improve these processes, and (3) to provide a focal point for research in these areas. Research in the PDRC addresses basic questions associated with the configuration, operation, and assessment of manufacturing systems, storage systems, and delivery systems. The research is concentrated primarily on the use of mathematical concepts and procedures to address problems related to movement and placement of people and materiel. The research is developing fundamentally new mathematical concepts, such as space filling curves, as well as innovative methodologies such as interactive optimization for imbedding mathematics into fundamental design processes. The research is also addressing the fundamental issues in scheduling, storage configuration, routing, and layout which need to be resolved in order to address the complex real-world material movement problems faced by the U.S. Military.
Descriptors : *LOGISTICS PLANNING , APPLIED MATHEMATICS , CONFIGURATIONS , DELIVERY , INTERACTIONS , MANUFACTURING , MATERIEL , OPTIMIZATION , PRODUCTION , RESEARCH FACILITIES , STORAGE , TEST AND EVALUATION
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE