• Disaggregate forecasting models: application to Ameren UE's transformer usage 

    Roman, Matthew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Maintaining appropriate inventory levels is essential when attempting to maximize potential revenue and customer satisfaction. Within the utilities industry the significance of customer satisfaction is of utmost importance ...
  • Hub arc selection for less-than-truckload consolidation 

    Carr, Sean Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    For more than twenty years, shipment consolidation has been utilized as a method to significantly decrease the cost of transporting goods, people, and information. Due to ever-increasing fuel costs and customer expectations, ...
  • An integrated model of cross docking 

    Luo, Gaohao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Cross docking is a relatively new logistics technique used in the retail and trucking industries with operations seeking to move materials from inbound locations to outbound locations as quickly as possible. As the high-speed ...
  • An integrated stock assignment model for a warehouse fast picking area 

    Treviño Martinez, Samuel Cuauhtli-Ollin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Order picking and restocking of the fast picking area have been identified as the most labor-intensive and costly activities of any distribution center. In a picker-to-item process environment, traveling is an important ...
  • The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in tracking surgical sponges and reducing wrong-site surgeries 

    Williams, Kyle, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    There has been some promising research in the use of RFID technology to ensure that medical sponges are not mistakenly left in surgical patients--estimated to occur once in every 10,000 open cavity surgeries. However, the ...