Geunes and Eksioglu (PhD ’02) to Research Sustainable Supply Chains

GAINESVILLE, FL:  Dr. Joseph Geunes, Professor and Associate Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is partnering with Dr. Sandra D. Eksioglu (PhD ISE 2002), Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State, to research sustainable supply chains through a grant funded by STRIDE.  The new grant, titled, “Analyzing the Impact of Carbon Regulatory Mechanisms on Supply Chain Management,”  will allow Geunes and Eksioglu to develop a toolset for designing and managing cost efficient and environmentally friendly supply chains. The goal is to provide insights and direction to guide companies on making sustainable logistics management and transportation decisions.  The proposed models will minimize transportation and inventory holding costs in the supply chain, while accounting for carbon emissions related costs and constraints associated with transportation and other logistics management-related activities.

STRIDE is a University Transportation Center (UTC) funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) which conducts “transportation related research in safety, livable communities and economic competitiveness” through a consortium of eight universities in the southeast.  The University of Florida leads the effort through its Transportation Research Center.  STRIDE stands for Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center.