Research team develops pandemic-resilient supply chain model

Research team develops pandemic-resilient supply chain model

A Mizzou Engineering team has developed a model that manufacturers can use to operate more strategically and efficiently during global pandemics. Associate Professor Ron McGarvey and PhD candidate Mohamed Salama in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department outlined the proposal for a resilient supply chain during a global pandemic in the International Journal of [...]
Study explores ways to help emergency rooms better manage demand

Study explores ways to help emergency rooms better manage demand

Emergency rooms across the country are strained as they see an influx of people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms alongside patients needing other types of immediate care. Now, a Mizzou Engineering team is proposing a model that could help emergency departments better manage unexpected demand. Associate Professor Ron McGarvey, Assistant Professor Kangwon Seo and PhD student Zeynab [...]
Augmented reality system uses GPS to improve user experience

Augmented reality system uses GPS to improve user experience

An example of what students would see within an augmented reality educational experience. In the proposed system, students could turn their heads to see additional content. In theory, augmented reality (AR) has the potential to transform online learning, allowing students to interact with virtual components in their own physical settings. In reality, however, the technology [...]
Optimal break times improve work performance, study shows

Optimal break times improve work performance, study shows

Workers who perform routine tasks do so faster and with fewer errors if they take breaks at the right times, a Mizzou Engineering team has found. And those optimal break times depend on the intensity of the task. Jung Hyup Kim, an associate professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Vitor De Oliveira Vargas, [...]
Smart appointment system could decrease patient wait time

Smart appointment system could decrease patient wait time

We’ve all been there. You schedule a doctor’s appointment for 10 a.m. and show up on time only to sit in the waiting room for 45 minutes. This not only frustrates patients, it also costs clinics money. That’s why a Mizzou Engineer has developed a scheduling system that uses machine learning to more efficiently book [...]
Truck, drone collaboration could optimize package delivery

Truck, drone collaboration could optimize package delivery

A top-view of a truck carrying six drones on its roof for last-mile delivery tasks. The figure was included in Sharan Srinivas' paper in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. A Mizzou Engineer has developed a way trucks and drones could collaborate to most efficiently deliver packages. What makes Sharan Srinivas’ research unique is that [...]
Optimizing local food systems in cities

Optimizing local food systems in cities

Feeding a growing urbanized U.S. population which also wants increased sustainability and locally sourced food presents a major challenge. One part of the solution could be to optimize food production in urban areas, according to research performed by a team including Associate Professor Ron McGarvey. McGarvey has a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial […]

Going up with air taxi service

Going up with air taxi service

Flying cars are closer than ever to being a reality. But with this new technology comes operational questions that Suchithra Rajendran is attempting to answer. Rajendran, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering with a joint appointment in the Trulaske College of Business, has been researching air taxi service (ATS) since 2017. Her research, […]

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