Northwest Manufacturing Initiative
Final rept. 31 Aug 2009-30 Apr 2013
ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC INITIATIVES INC SPRINGFIELD OR
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Four major deliverables have been submitted as part of the final report for OEI-DLA-DoD 2009 initiative. These include 1 Summary of 14 Field-Based Experiential Learning Projects 2 Technical Manuscript Research paper titled, Managing Engineering Design for Competitive Sourcing in Closed-Loop Supply Chains, by Tolga Aydinliyim and Nagesh Murthy. This problem was motivated by a design issue at Boeing 3 Technical Manuscript Research paper titled, Balancing Production, Inventory, and Delivery Costs in Paper Manufacturing, by Neil Geismar and Nagesh Murthy. This problem was motivated by a complex manufacturing and logistics challenge at International Paper. 4 Technical Manuscript Research paper titled, Timing and Signaling Considerations for Recovery from Supply Chain Disruption by Zhibin Yang and Nagesh Murthy. This problem was motivated by the supply chain disruptions during the aftermath of Tsunami in Japan. The model was refined after discussion with Director of Silicon sourcing at Intel. Serving as the fiscal and administrative agent for the workforce component of the NW Manufacturing Initiative, WSI awarded DLA funding to 19 Pacific NW defense contractors to support training for their existing workforce. All of the trainings were focused on streamlining processes, and increasing efficiency and effectiveness in either producing a more cost effective product or developing new products that support the defense industry. Several of these companies have expressed a need for additional training funds and new companies have requested training funds as well.
- Administration and Management
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies