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Complex Operational and Organizational Problems

Topic: Inventory Control

Dr. Dean S. Hartley III

Inventory control is an industrial problem of importance.  Inventory represents an investment of resources and hence a cost to the business.  It also provides an enabler for production and thus is an advantage.  Controling inventory is the process of finding a good balance between the cost and advantages of inventory.  However, determining the proper balance is only part of the problem.  Actually achieving the desired balance presents many problems.

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Year Client Project
1978 Milliken & Co. Fashion Fabrics Define how to enter the dress business.
1978 Milliken & Co. polyester yarn Schedule polyester yarn texturizing optimally.
1978 Milliken & Co. weaving Schedule looms optimally.
1978 Milliken Industrial Fabrics Create an experimental design for investigating a manufacturing process.
1979 Milliken & Co. Carpets Develop just-in-time scheduling for inventory control.
1980 Milliken & Co. Carpets Build custom MRP systems.
1992 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Make recommendations on the FBI case backlog.
1994 US Coast Guard Conduct OPA 90 analyses.
2000 Y-12 Plant Recommend a choice in the SDOR-HF process.

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Solving Complex Operational and Organizational Problems
Dr. Dean S. Hartley III, Principal