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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Summer 2005-6 DeVos Award Recipients (Co-Researchers)


Doug and Maria DeVos - Faculty Summer Research Awards

The Doug and Maria DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management has generously awarded $25,000 to Krannert faculty each year in support for research with themes revolving around Global Supply Chain Management, conducted over the summer academic break. This important sponsorship has been funded since 2005 and has benefited a diverse set of faculty from across the Krannert School of Management. Without these vital funds, chosen faculty would have been unable to carry out their important mission of looking at Global Supply Chain Management thorough a rigorous academic lens, innovating new approaches and applying fresh solutions.

Each year, the research style has varied from theory development to empirical research based on primary or secondary data sets. While the primary purpose of the research funding was aimed at enabling faculty to pursue their research agenda, which complements the GSCMI’s mission, additional incentive has been provided to researchers willing to broadly communicate the results of their summer work to DCMME/GSCMI center partners through the annual Fall Operations Conference.
The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated.

The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated.

We are proud to have been the guardians of the DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management for its 7-year term (2005-2012), and are equally proud of the strong works that were born due to the DeVos’s family leadership in promoting research in the field of Global Supply Chain Management studies.


Yanjun Li Mohit

Associate Professor of Management 
Ph.D., Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon U
MSIA, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon U
B.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Beijing

Professor Li’s teaching interests include management science, operations research, statistics, optimization models and algorithms, and spreadsheet modeling and simulation. His current research focus is on the study of clutters, matchings, and traveling salesman problems.

Mohit Tawarmalani

Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute

Professor Tawarmalani’s teaching interests are deterministic and stochastic operations research, logistics, production planning, engineering economics, statistics, and decision analysis. His research interests include mathematical programming, complexity and approximation, and symbolic computing.

Research Topic: Vehicle Routing Optimization

Many companies face the situation where organic growth over time can lead to ineffective or inefficient logistics networks. These networks may also be robbing firms of improved customer service while keeping transportation costs unnecessarily high. The purpose of this research is to take a case study in the furniture industry and examine opportunities for logistics routing optimization which will lead to maintained or improved customer service while also reducing overall network costs.