Supply Chain for Mass Customization

Project status: Current

Thrust area: Design Optimization

Research team: Douglas Eddy

Manufacturers of built to order products can dramatically improve customer service and operations planning by forecasting accurate lead-time and cost estimates for any given product at any given time. This project focuses on modeling and simulating the customer ordering processes, external supply chain and internal production processes of a mass customized manufacturer in order to provide forecasting, inventory management and optimized supply ordering tools. These tools will result in a more responsive and predictable production system, as well as in lower overall costs of shipping, ordering and inventory.