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Fall 2002
IMA Workshop 1
The Role of Optimization in Supply Chain Management
September 23-27, 2002


Organizers:

Brenda Dietrich
Mathematical Sciences
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
dietric@us.ibm.com

George Nemhauser
Georgia Institute of Technology
george.nemhauser@isye.gatech.edu

David Simchi-Levi
Engineering Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
dslevi@MIT.EDU
http://slevi1.mit.edu/~levi/

Supply chain management refers to the design, planning, procurement, production, and delivery of materials and other resources used in delivering both products and services to customers. Applications of supply chain management techniques can reduce costs and increase service levels. Supply chain management uses advanced information management and optimization models to design, plan and control the allocation of resources in the production and delivery of products and services.

This workshop will focus on the definition and formulation of large scale structured optimization problems that arise in supply chain management. It will emphasize new problems that are emerging in the movement away from traditional distribution and retail toward electronic commerce. The workshop will include academic researchers, leading industrial practitioners and representatives from advanced supply chain software companies.

In particular, the workshop will focus on:
_ New algorithms and software capabilities
_ New mathematical models that support new business models
_ Methods for transforming vast amounts of data into knowledge to drive business decisions
_ Real time algorithms to continually optimize in response to business and marketplace dynamics

The workshop will include presentations and discussions on topics such as:
_ Dynamic pricing
_ Supply chain design
_ Supply chain coordination
_ Advanced and complex marketplaces
_ Combinatorial auctions
_ Transportation optimization
_ Service parts optimization
_ Available-to-promise models
_ Methods for dealing with uncertainty

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Monday Tuesday
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:30 am Coffee and Registration

Reception Room EE/CS 3-176

9:15 am Douglas N. Arnold, Scot Adams and Brenda Dietrich Welcome and Introduction
9:30- 10:20 am Jeremy F. Shapiro
Slim Technologies

Business Process Expansion to Exploit Optimization Models for Supply Chain Planning

Slides:   html   pdf    ppt

10:20 am
Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:50 am Ravindra K. Ahuja
University of Florida

Network Optimization in Transportation Scheduling

Slides:   html    pdf    ppt

11:50 am
Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30-2:20 pm Marshall Fisher
University of Pennsylvania

Rocket Science Retailing: What research opportunities does it create for us?

Slides:   html    pdf    ppt

2:20 pm
Discussion
2:30 pm Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
2:45-3:00 pm Second Chances: Speakers of the day respond to further questions, suggestions, re-frame their main points, look toward future directions.
3:00 pm
IMA Tea/Poster Session
A variety of appetizers and beverages will be served.
400 Lind Hall
Tianbing Qian
Motorola
Enterprise Capacity Planning at Motorola Semiconductors
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30-10:20 am Paul H. Zipkin
Duke University
A Series System with Returns: Stationary Analysis
10:20 am
Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:50 am David Simchi-Levi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies with Random Demand and Fixed Ordering Cost
11:50 am
Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30-2:20 pm Brenda Dietrich
IBM Research Center
Use of Optimization with IBM's Supply Chain
2:20 pm
Discussion
2:30 pm Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:00-3:50 pm Jayashankar M. Swaminathan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Coordinating Prices on Traditional and Internet Channels
3:50 pm
Discussion
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30-10:20 am Sridhar Tayur
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
From 'Academic Building Blocks' to Enterprise Optimization in Supply Chain Management
10:20 am
Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:50 am Robin Roundy
Cornell University
Strategic Capacity Planning for the Semiconductor Industry: Current Industrial Practice and New Directions
11:50 am
Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30- 2:20 pm Laurence A. Wolsey
CORE and INMA
Université Catolique de Louvain

Solving Multi-Item Lot-Sizing Problems with an MIP Solver using Classification and Reformulation

Slides for "Classification and Reformulation: a Direct Way to Tackle Multi-Item Lot-Sizing Problems:   pdf    ps

2:20 pm
Discussion
2:30 pm Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:00-3:50 pm S. David Wu
Lehigh University

Managing High-Tech Capacity via Reservation Contracts

Slides:   html   pdf   pps   ppt

Paper: pdf

Other related papers can be found on my web site http://www.Lehigh.edu/~sdw1/ under "Papers."    

3:50 pm
Discussion
4:00-5:00 pm
Discussion on "Software Architecture Issues"
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30-10:20 am Awi Federgruen
Columbia University
A General Equilibrium Model for Retail Industries with Price and Service Competition
10:20 am
Discussion:
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:50 am Andy Boyd
PROS Revenue Management, Inc.
Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing in the Supply Chain
11:50 am
Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30-2:20 pm Warren B. Powell
Princeton University

Adaptive learning algorithms for stochastic resource allocation

Slides:   pdf

2:20 pm
Discussion
2:30 pm Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:00-3:50 pm Alan King
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Optimization Models for the Financial Valuation of Supply Chain Risks

Slides:   pdf

3:50 pm
Discussion
6:00 pm Workshop Dinner Gardens of Salonica
19 NE 5th Street
Minneapolis
612-378-0611
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am Coffee Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
9:30-10:20 am Robert C. Leachman
University of California at Berkeley

Scheduling Dedicated Lithography Equipment

Slides:   html    pdf    ppt

10:20 am
Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
11:00-11:50 am Moshe Kress
Center for Military Analyses, Haifa, Israel

Optimizing Supply Chains in Military Operations

Slides:   html    pdf    ppt

11:50 am
Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30-2:20 pm Dan Adelman
The University of Chicago

The Price-Directed Approach to Approximate Dynamic Programming: Application to Inventory Routing

Slides:   pdf

Website containing papers:
http://gsbwww.uchicago.edu/fac/daniel.adelman/research/

2:20 pm
Discussion
Monday Tuesday

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

As of 9/30/2002
Name Department Affiliation
Scot Adams   University of Minnesota
Dan Adelman Operations Management - Graduate Bus. University of Chicago
Ravi Ahuja Industrial and Systems Engineering University of Florida
Beth Allen Economics University of Minnesota
Shoshana Anily Faculty Management Tel Aviv University
Doug N. Arnold Institute for Mathematics and it's Application Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Don Aronson   Institute for Mathematics
David Bahn Management Information Systems Metropolitan State University
Yehuda Bassok IOM University of Southern California
Saif Benjaafar Mechanical/Industrial Engineering University of Minnesota
Robert E. Bixby   ILOG, Inc.
Andy Boyd Science and Research PROS Revenue Management, Inc.
Olga Brezhneva   Institute for Mathematics and its Applictions
Aravind Chandrasekaran Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
William L. Cooper Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
Collette Coullard Industrial Engineering and Management Northwestern University
Brenda Dietrich TJ Watson Research Center IBM Corporation
Gupta Diwakar Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
Karen Donohue Carlson Management University of Minnesota
Grant Erdmann Mathematics University of Minnesota
Tom Ervolina TJ Watson Resource Center IBM
Lisa Evans IMA Institute for Mathematics & Applications
Awi Federgruen Graduate Business Columbia University
Marshall L. Fisher The Fishman-Davidson Ctr for Serv and Opers Mgmt University of Pennsylvania
Keith J. Fortowsky Applied Economics University of Minnesota
Maria Gini Computer Science and Engineering University of Minnesota
Balaji Gopalakrishnan   Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Tito Homem-De-Mello Industrial and Systems Engineering Ohio State University
Xiaowen Huang Operations & Management Science University of Minnesota
Lili Ju IMA IMA
Philip Kaminsky IEOR University of California-Berkeley
Herve Kerivin Institute for Mathematics & Applications IMA
Alan King Mathematical Sciences IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Erica Zimmer Klampfl Ford Research Laboratory Ford Motor Company
Anton J. Kleywegt Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Moshe Kress   Center of Military Analyses, Israel
Maher Lahmar Industrial Engineering University of Minnesota
Robert C. Leachman Industrial Engineering and Operations Research University of California at Berkeley
Grace Lin TJ Watson Research Center IBM Corporation
Hu Liu Wood and Paper Science University of Minnesota
Youssef Ltaief Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
Irvin Lustig   ILOG
Bharani Kumal Malyala Industrial Engineering University of Minnesota
Setareh Mardan Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
Rolf Moehring Institut fur Mathematik, MA 604 Technisch Universitat Berlin
Richard Nau Mathematics & Computer Science Carleton College
Peh Ng Institute fpr Mathematics & Applications IMA
Paolo Palezzato Industrial Engineering Cypress Semiconductors
Samuel Patterson Mathematics and Computer Science Carleton College
Warren Powell Operations Research & Financial Engineering Princeton University
Tianbing Qian   Motorola
Maurice Queyranne Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration University of British Columbia
H. Edwin Romeijn Industrial & Systems Engineering University of Florida
Rick Rosenthal Operations Research Naval Postgraduate School
Robin Roundy Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Cornell University
N. Selvaraju IE Division/Dept. of ME University of Minnesota
Fadil Santosa Institute for Mathematics and it's Application University of Minnesota
William J. Sawaya Operations and Management Science University of Minnesota
Shokri Z. Selim Systems Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
M. Nuri Sendil Industrial Eng. & Mgmt. Sciences Northwestern University
Javad Seyed   Campbell University
Jeremy F. Shapiro   Slim Technologies
David Simchi-Levi Civil & Environmental Engineering MIT
Kingshuk K. Sinha Carlson Management University of Minnesota
Cosimo Spera   Saltare, Inc.
Tamon Stephen IMA Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Jayashankar M. Swaminathan Operations, Technology and Innovation Management University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chung-Piaw Teo Decision Sciences Business Link National University of Singapore
Michal Tzur Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Mgmt Sciences Northwestern University
Narayan Venkatasubramanyan   i2 Technologies
Jing Wang   Institute for Mathematics and its Applictions
Laurence Wolsey CORE Universite catholique de Louvain
David Wu Industrial and Sys Eng Lehigh University
Kewen Karen Yin Wood and Paper Science University of Minnesota
Dan Zhang Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota
Paul H. Zipkin The Fuqua Business Duke University
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