Tuesday Talks: Self-Organizing Logistics System

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  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday September 4, 2007
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: GT Library and Information Center
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  • Email: prgroup@library.gatech.edu
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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Summary Sentence: Tuesday Talks: Self-Organizing Logistics System

Full Summary: Dr. John Bartholdi, Manhattan Associates Professor of Supply Chian Management and Research Director of the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in ISyE, will be speaking on September 4th in the Tuesday Talks Lecture Series sponsored by the Georgia Tech Li

Tuesday Talks, the Georgia Tech Faculty Speaker Series, presents Dr. John Bartholdi, Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management, and Research Director in the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute.

Dr. Bartholdi's lecture entitled "Self-organizing Logistics Systems" focuses on the complex logistical systems operated by social insects, such as ants or bees. This idea has been successfully adapted to coordinate order-pickers in a warehouse. Using a protocol called "bucket brigades," the flow of work is smoothed and bottlenecks are removed. The bucket brigade protocol has increased pick rates by 20-50% at major distribution centers.

Tuesday talks is a series of lectures sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library featuring research by Georgai Tech faculty presented for the rest of us. For more information, email prgroup@library.gatech.edu

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