Research Focus Areas

The overall goal of this research area is to design, plan and control efficient logistics and transportation systems (air, road, rail and maritime) using intelligent decision-making approaches that judiciously integrate technology. This includes the integration of tracking systems and real-time data to dynamically manage production and transportation systems in disruptive evolving environments such as bad weather, disasters, emergency events and breakdowns. It also includes assessing the impacts of using 3D printing in transportation patterns and spatial location of production operations.

Faculty:

  • Soumia Ichoua
  • Bob Walton

Our research is aimed at monitoring the industry and developing models for decision makers within the industry to use when making projections regarding the future direction of the industry and assist in the investment decision.

Faculty:

  • Ron Mau

The overall goal of this research area is to develop the theoretical underpinnings for a model of complex adaptive leadership that is grounded in theory.

Faculty:

  • Matthew Earnhardt
  • Edward Knab
  • Robert Materna
  • Linda Pittenger
  • Kees Rietsema
  • Michael Santonino
  • Daryl Watkins

The goals of this area will include research into structures within the firm that increase shareholder value, investigate roles and responsibilities of the board, issues related to integrity and ethical behavior, disclosure and transparency, compensation practices, ownership and control, and other structures/policies intended to create value.

Faculty:

  • Dixie Button
  • Ron Mau

Our overall goal is to address new challenges that arise when integrating Renewable/Sustainable energy sources into production and transportation systems. The design and operations of these systems naturally lead to complex decision making under uncertainty with conflicting goals.

Faculty:

  • Soumia Ichoua

Our goal is to collect, analyze, document and report information on best-practices and lessons learned in managing aerospace clusters in the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil, and other countries for the purpose of making America’s aerospace clusters more competitive.

Faculty:

  • Aman Gupta
  • Edward Knab
  • Constantine Koursaris
  • Robert Materna
  • Ron Mau
  • Robert Walton

Research within this area is aimed at improving the planning, management and operations of the entire National Airspace System (NAS) comprising its major components (airspace, airports and airlines). This includes system performance analysis and the development of effective decision making approaches that increase airspace capacity and utilization while reducing operating costs and delays.

Faculty:

  • Soumia Ichoua
  • Bob Walton

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) is characterized by identification and reduction of risks focused on the entire supply chain associated with three different flows namely, material, financial, and informational flow. Using event study methods, we empirically investigate the effect on a firm’s equity price (financial flow) related to delays, supplier issues and other issues associated with the firm’s supply chain in the Aviation and Aerospace industry.

Faculty:

  • Aman Gupta
  • Ron Mau

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