International Logistics and Productivity Improvement Laboratory

For over 15 years, the International Logistics and Productivity Improvement Laboratory (previously known as Electronics Assembly Laboratory) at Arizona State University has performed industry-oriented research within three main areas.

First, it focuses on Supply Chain & Logistics. The industry-sponsored projects comprised in this area deal with logistics and operations topics that range from design of e.g. logistics platforms and efficient shipping port infrastructure to the development of food defense strategies in international fresh produce trade.

The second focus is on Quality & Productivity. The collection of industry-sponsored projects under this research area deal mainly with quality and productivity improvement of production systems. The range of projects include: the development of inspection routines for surface mounted devices, the development of efficient aircraft boarding strategies, and the creation of efficiency measures for inbound logistics.

Thirdly, the focus is on Marketing & Strategic Planning. Studies in this area deal with the development of marketing and strategic plans under different scenarios including e.g. the development of restructured supply chain strategies for the fresh produce industry, the application of option pricing for capacity planning and the use of optimization techniques to estimate the economic impact of immigrant agricultural labor force on U.S. local communities.

Whiteboard Updates

POMS 2012 Conference

From April 20th-23th, team members from the ILPIL traveled to Chicago, IL to attend the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Spring 2012 conference.

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Semi-Annual Meeting to Denver, CO

On the past April 5th and 6th, 2011, the ILPIL team traveled to Denver, CO to attend the Spring 2011 Semi-Annual Center of Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi) meeting.

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Buffett Foundation: Trip to Yuma, AZ

On the past September 12 and 13, 2011, the ILPIL team traveled to Yuma, AZ, and San Luis, MX, meet with agricultural representatives in the Southwestern, AZ to discuss matters related to the immigrant workforce as part of the project funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

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Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
P.O. Box 9309 | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ 85287-9309

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