Equipment Fungibility Decision Solver

Project: Research project

Project Details


Equipment Fungibility Decision Solver Equipment Fungibility Decision Solver Professor Hongmin Li from Arizona State University will be the principal investigator on the project. Her research focus has been on production, inventory, capacity and pricing decisions, with a special interest on product transitions and on multiple overlapping product generations. She has been the PI and co-PI on two previous Intel projects, and has worked with Shamin Shirodkar (Intel), Karl Kempf (Intel), and Dieter Armbruster (ASU) on modeling intergeneration product transitions. Professor Stephen Graves from MIT and Professor Tim Huh from University of British Columbia will work as consultants on the project. A prototype model has been tested with small examples provided by Intel. In order to transform the model to a usable tool for Intel, it is necessary to evaluate the tool with real data and cases at Intel and to incorporate additional considerations and/or functionalities that are important for Intel. As such, resources from Intel are required for the next step including personnel who are familiar with the companys capacity and production planning decisions, as well as personnel who can access the appropriate data. The Intel contacts, Naiping Keng and Ajay Sevak, will be heavily involved in implementing and assessing the tool, will interact with Professor Li on a regular basis to modify and improve the tool, and pull in additional resources if necessary to ensure that the tool addresses the issues critical to Intel. The expected final deliverables from the project include: 1) a usable tool for Intel; 2) research paper(s) to be published in academic journals; 3) presentation(s) at Intel, academic seminars and conferences. As an immediate next step, we expect to finish testing the prototype model by May, 2012, provided that the necessary data and Intel support are available. Then, based on the results and learning from the test, changes or additions will be made to the model/tool by December, 2012. The final step is to convert the tool to Intel-supported platform or software environment, which is expected to complete by August, 2013.
Effective start/end date10/1/119/30/14


  • SRCCO Inc.: $60,000.00


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