The research theme of adaptive supply chains focuses on the logistics of efficiently deploying finite resources to assemble, transport, sustain and distribute people and goods, thereby facilitating the fulfillment of demand associated with economic commerce, national defense, disaster response, and/or humanitarian aid. Traditional approaches are insufficient to model current and next-generation supply chains where criteria related to risk management, information visibility, and resilience are emerging as critical factors in evaluating planning decisions. Example projects in this area include:
- Risk Management in Global Supply Chains, Faculty: Professor Xie .
- Designing Responsive Seabased Logistics Systems, Faculty: Professor Pazour .
- Supply Chain Restoration and Resilience, Faculty: Professor Sharkey .
- smart manufacturing
- on demand
- distributed decision-making
- Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA)
- Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Research into sharing economies is examining how to increase resource efficiency through the sharing of existing, idle capacity by creating approaches to match supply and demand in these systems.
Service Systems Engineering
ISE research in service systems engineering builds on the complementarity of services and manufacturing in applying cyberinfrastructure to produce and provide on-demand, mass-customized services.