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Research Projects

Spring 2014

  •  AVAYA: A Cost Model For Product Rationalization
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated: Merchandising Process Improvement
  • Continental Tire: Distribution Center Inventory Policy Optimization
  • Cummins Turbo Technology: Inventory Age Reduction for components at CTT Charleston Facility
  • EZGO/Textron: Materials Receiving Process Improvement
  • Harvest Hope: Operations Improvement and Logistics Optimization
  • Michelin/TCI: Distribution Network Analysis & Improvement
  • PwC: Supplier Approval Process Improvement
  • Siemens: Optimize Special Processing
  • Sonoco: Preventive Maintenance Process Improvement
  • Trane/Ingersoll Rand: Coil Cost Driver Analysis

Fall 2013

  • AVAYA: Customer Service Performance Improvement
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated: Warehouse Design and Process Optimization
  • Carolinas Healthcare System: Patient Service Optimization
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies: Returnable Container Process Improvement
  • EZGO/Textron: Fabrication Schedule Compliance
  • Michelin/TCI: Plant Rationalization
  • PwC: Supplier Performance Assessment Process Improvement
  • Siemens: Inbound Optimization of European Shipments into North America
  • Trane/Ingersoll Rand: Inbound Freight Optimization

Fall 2011

  • Capsugel:  Efficient shipment of capsules to South America
  • Eaton Electrical:  Optimized Inventory Allocation across Value Chains
  • Trane Ingersoll-Rand:  Implementing Optimized Inventory Policies and Visual Inventory Control
  • Palmetto Health Richland:  Strategic Integration of Inventory Management Policies and Processes across Multiple Business Units
  • Hilex Poly: Material Shrink Root Cause Analysis and Mass Balance Control
  • Johnson & Johnson:  Annual Weekly Cycles Production Scheduling Optimization for Red Cells Production
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies:  Evaluation of Global SMI Policies
  • Sonoco Products Corporation:  Paper Mills and Conversion Plants Network Inventory and Transportation Optimization

Spring 2011

  • Capsugel:  Global Sourcing Optimization
  • Eaton Electrical:  Copper Forecasting Process Improvement Project
  • Trane Ingersoll-Rand:  Implementing Pull Based Sheet Metal Ordering Process at Trane Columbia
  • Palmetto Health Richland:  Inventory Management
  • Palmetto Health Richland Microbiology Lab:  Microbiology Inventory Control System
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company:  Optimization of Inbound Receiving Process & Line-side Inventory Warehouse Space Improvement Project
  • Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel:  Nuclear Fuel Direct Material Category Team Cost Improvement Project Selection and Tracking
  • Walmart.com:  Packaging Solutions Optimization and Development
  • Sonoco Products Corporation:  Steel Mill Performance Metrics   

Fall 2010

  • Capsugel:  Scheduling Process Improvement
  • Johnson & Johnson:  Automated Cartoner Scheduling, Sequencing, WIP Queue, & Resource Optimization
  • Trane Ingersoll-Rand:  Coil "On Time to Request" Enablers
  • Sonoco Products Corporation:  Forecasting, Scheduling and Inventory Management

Spring 2010

  • Cummins Turbo Technologies:  Asia Supply Chain Risk Identification & Reduction
  • Eaton Electrical:  Materials Synchronization Implementation
  • Capsugel:  Purchasing Process Improvement
  • Palmetto Health Outreach Lab:  Outreach Lab Optimization
  • Trane Ingersoll-Rand:  Header Cell Process Optimization
  • Flextronics Industrial:  Developing a Total Cost of Ownership Tool
  • Colonial Life:  Application Processing Enhancements
  • Johnson & Johnson:  BioVue finished good product handling, release, and distribution optimization

Fall 2009

  •  Eaton Electrical:  Consensus Forecast Processes for Product Attribute Data
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies:  Capacity and Layout Design of a New Warehouse for
    Merged Plants
  • Kaiser Aluminum:  Fluid Penetrant Inspection (FPI) Inventory and Lead-time
    Reduction
  • Train Ingrersoll-Rand: 5/16th Coil Manufacturing Line Throughtput Improvement
  • Walmart:  Walmart Channel Decision

Spring 2009

  • Colonial Life: Accident & Health Claims Process Improvement; Sponsor: Michael Glover
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies: Global Sourcing of Turbos and Components; Sponsor: Neil Nath
  • Eaton: eMMAC Internal Supply Chain Assessment; Sponsor: Ronda Chapman
  • Johnson & Johnson (Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Division): Lean Campaign - Global Distribution Center (HSN Shipments); Sponsor: Jim Ellis
  • Kaiser Aluminum: Etching Line Lean Process Improvement; Sponsor: Robert Brandon
  • Palmetto Health Richland: Imaging Process Improvement; Sponsor: Dr. Ellis Knight, VP Medical Affairs
  • Palmetto Health Richland: Women's Health Clinic Patient Treatment Process Improvement; Sponsor: Dr. Ellis Knight
  • Pfizer (Capsugel Division): Activity-Based Costing of North American Dietary Supplements; Sponsor: Michael Festa
  • Sonoco: Forecasting and Production Planning of Krafts Packaging Products; Sponsor: Keith Holliday
  • Westinghouse: New Process Creation for Inventory Policies for Procured Parts Sponsors: Jimmy Dixon, Reggie Bell, and Amy Buu

Spring 2008

  • Colonial Life: Reducing the Incidence of Lost Customers Through Process Improvement and Identification of Process, Product, and Customer Factors; Sponsor: Annaclair Kiger
  • Johnson & Johnson (Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Division): Optimization of Pathology Lab Process for Laboratory Chemical Analyzers; Sponsor: Tim Orr
  • Mead Westvaco (Chemical Division): Inventory Replenishment Policies and Warehouse Stocking Optimization for Major Products; Sponsor: Les Cabiness
  • Palmetto Health Richland: Improving the Throughput of Emergency Department in Conjunction with Better Clinical Quality Indicators; Sponsor: Dr. Ellis Knight
  • Pfizer (Capsugel Division): North American Logistics Network Optimization for Capsugel Division; Sponsor: Michael Festa
  • Sonoco Products Company: Optimization of Transportation and Warehousing Options to Service the Most Critical Customer; Sponsor: Leslie Pemberton
  • Westinghouse-Toshiba (Nuclear Fuel Division): Inventory Replenishment Policies for Critical Components to Support Supply Chain Performance; Sponsors: Jaime Bohnke, Reggie Bell, and Amy Buu

Fall 2007

  • Colonial Life: Analysis of Never-Effects (Phase I); Sponsor: Annaclair Kiger
  • MeadWestvaco – Chemical Division: Lignin Products Inventory Optimization; Sponsor: Les Cabiness
  • Palmetto Health Richland: Emergency Department (ED): Community-Acquired Pneumonia Patients Treatment in ED; Sponsor: Dr. Ellis Knight
  • Pfizer – Capsugel Division: Development of Cost Models for Florida and Northeast Distribution Centers; Sponsor: Michael Festa
  • Sonoco Products Company: Accounts Receivables Terms Rationalization; Sponsor: Leslie Pemberton
  • Westinghouse-Toshiba (Nuclear Fuel Division): Development of Supply Chain Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard; Sponsors: Jaime Bohnke, Reggie Bell, and Amy Buu