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APICS Wichita PDM - WSU Student Presentations

February 12, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Experiential Engineering Building, Room 338
4110 E 17th St North
Wichita, KS 67208

Come join us at Wichita State University for presentations from both a WSU student and a professor.  The two topics for this event include:

Presenter: Parsa Kianpour, Doctoral Student, Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering, Wichita State University

TITLE: Optimization Methods for Tardiness/Earliness Scheduling Problem in Deterministic and Uncertain Job Shop Environment

ABSTRACT: Motivated by the practical scheduling problem of job shops, my doctoral research aims to evaluate unrelated parallel machine scheduling problem with the objective of minimizing tardiness and earliness cost in both deterministic and uncertain flexible job shop environments. This presentation will focus on a new model considering effects of maximum allowable tardiness. It compares the total cost provided by the proposed model with the case in which there is no limitation on tardiness. The model is validated using data collected from a local job shop that manufactures aerospace parts. The results show the effectiveness of proposed model since it reduces the total cost and computational time in most of the studied scenarios.

BIO - Parsa Kianpour obtained his BA and MA in Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management at Qazvin University, Qazvin, Iran and Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. He works as a Continuous Improvement Specialist at the local aerospace company, Wichita, Kansas. He is currently in his fourth year of his PhD in Industrial Engineering at Wichita State University, department of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME). His research interests center around operations research in scheduling problem at job shop environment. His current research is minimizing the earliness and tardiness costs in both deterministic and uncertain environments using multiple optimization methods. He also serves as a lead student to implement energy saving assessments provided by DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) located in Wichita State University as a part of Midwest team at University of Missouri-Columbia.

Presenter: Krishna Krishnan, Professor, Chair, Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering, Wichita State University

Title: University-Industry Collaborations: Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME).

ABSTRACT: This presentation will describe two examples of flow analysis facility layout optimization projects done as a result of a collaboration between local organizations and ISME faculty and student teams. While both projects started with the question of optimizing the layout for current and future facilities, the differences in the nature of processes and available data to support the decisions required different analysis approaches.

BIO: Dr. Krishnan is currently Professor and Chair of the Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Wichita State University.  Dr. Krishnan has an BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He started his career in the Indian Space Research Organization and has worked in developing the manufacturing processes for the first liquid engine.  He completed his MS and PhD from Virginia Tech in 1991 and 1994 respectively.  He has taught in the mechanical engineering program at Syracuse University and he has been teaching for the past 23 years in the Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Wichita State University (WSU).  Dr. Krishnan with his students has published more than 115 journal and conference articles primarily in the area of manufacturing systems.  He has guided 110 MS and 13 PhD students.  He has received grants worth more than 3.0 million from leading national agencies and industry.  Some of the industries that he has worked with include Boeing, Hawker-Beechcraft, Learjet, Cessna, and Spirit.  For his efforts in research, he was granted the Learjet Fellowship from 2004 – 2007 and received the Dwane and Velma Wallace “Excellence in Research” Award for 2009 from the College of Engineering at WSU.  Dr. Krishnan’s current research is in the area of manufacturing systems with emphasis on supply chain, data analytics and production systems.

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Location:  3rd Floor of Experiential Engineering Building, Rom 338

5:30 PM     Welcome with pizza/drinks
6:00 PM     WSU Student/Professor presentations
7:00 PM     Adjourn

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Pizza and bottled water will be served, but there will be no charge for attending this event.

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019 at noon.

NOTE:  Parking is available in lots 27 or 36 immediately west of the Experiential Engineering Building or in lot 33S to the east of the building.  They are circled in purple (see map below).


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