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Mark Daskin receives Ford Motor Company funding

"Recommendation Framework for Optimal Sourcing Strategies"| Short Read

Funding Source: Ford Motor Company

This research focuses on the development of a decision support framework for robust sourcing to minimize production losses due to supplier issues. In particular, we will focus on i) statistical analysis to understand parts and supplier history with respect to issues such as delay, quality, delivery, etc. and ii) an optimization model to maximize profit accounting for the added complexity of managing and supporting a dual sourcing strategy as well as the benefits associated with a reduced likelihood of a delay in the launch of a new product.

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    Mark S. Daskin

    Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chair, Industrial & Operations Engineering

The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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