Georgia Tech's Executive Master's in International Logistics Program Teams with Intel Corporation

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The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that its Executive Master's in International Logistics (EMIL) program has teamed with Intel Corporation to support the next generation of supply chain research. EMIL is a master's degree program that helps the world's leading companies develop global logistics solutions by grooming their supply chain executives.

Intel, the world's largest microprocessor manufacturer, and EMIL have worked together since the program was formed. Intel executives have served on the EMIL Advisory Board and have sponsored executives as EMIL Participants since 2000.

Now, Intel and EMIL are teaming up to support global supply chain innovation and state-of-the-art research. In October 2003, the Intel ® Innovation & Education Program granted Georgia Tech's School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) $30,000 in computer hardware, including 3.06GHz Workstation 650s with Intel® Xeon™ processors, for use in the school's ongoing distributed supply chain simulation research spearheaded by Dr. Leon McGinnis, Georgia Tech's Eugine C. Gwaltney Chaired Professor in Manufacturing. In tandem, EMIL's Advisory Board approved funding through the EMIL Scholars Program to support faculty research on the same topic. By combining Intel Architecture-based processors with Georgia Tech's mathematical and engineering expertise, the team will explore the newest frontier in supply chain solutions.

The distributed simulations approach will enable companies to model and manage the unpredictability of their supply chain as never before. In this research effort, individual supply chain elements are represented via independent simulation models capable of communicating with one another, much as factories and warehouses communicate. These simulation models, while running on different computers, interface over the internet using High Level Architecture (HLA), a software infrastructure for support of distributed simulation.

"By increasing the depth of the relationship between EMIL and Intel, we are building new capabilities that allow us to model our businesses as never
before," stated Jim Kellso, Manager of Supply Network Research at Intel. "Georgia Tech excels in the engineering and mathematical expertise needed to analyze supply networks while Intel offers the advanced technology needed to make complex simulations possible."

For additional information on EMIL and the distributed simulation research go to

About EMIL
Developed as a collaborative effort between the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and an Advisory Board of Fortune 500 companies, such as The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, The Ford Motor Company, FedEx and The Coca-Cola Company, EMIL allows companies to tackle their most critical supply chain challenges while keeping key employees on the job during the 18-month program. EMIL is one of the first advanced degree programs to combine business management with the growing field of global supply chain management. The program includes five 2-week residencies at key locations around the globe. The remainder of the time, participants are on the job using practical techniques taught during EMIL residencies to reduce logistics costs and improve supply chain efficiencies in their real-world situations. You can find more information on EMIL at

About Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and has long been acknowledged as one of the top institutions
for logistics and supply chain management education. This logistics center of excellence is anchored in two widely respected Georgia Tech institutions:
the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and The Logistics Institute.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Georgia Tech's School of Industrial and System's Engineering (ISyE) as the number one graduate school in its field in the United States — an honor it has held for 11 of the last 12 years. The Logistics Institute (TLI) — founded in 1992 as a partnership with the National Science Foundation, multinational corporations and government agencies — focuses on logistics research, education and practice, with an emphasis on supply chain optimization, transportation planning, e-logistics, inventory management and distribution center operations. More than twenty Georgia Tech faculty members are involved in TLI's extensive industry research programs. In addition, TLI operates one of the world's largest professional and executive education programs with more than twenty short courses and seminar offerings each year. In 1999, TLI expanded its global focus with the establishment of The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific in Singapore.



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  • Created By:Barbara Christopher
  • Created:12/11/2003
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016



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