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The University of Miami CASCM Research Center is working on a research field started in the 40's for the usage of the digital computer to simulate and control operations.

Since its creation this science and engineering field started to apply the digital computer to the production line, evolving to the manufacturing, and eventually with this center efforts among others, into the supply chain at large.  As CASCM’s second Director, Dr. Murat Erkoc aims to further this foundation by adopting a mission that is oriented towards research on policies and capacity management, while maintaining effectual academic and executive education models.

Pursuing that agenda, with this new upgrade in CASCM mission, the center has been experiencing a fundamental transformation, becoming a major research center in the South Florida region with the introduction of new programs, and welcoming new members. By joining the “new” CASCM, companies like Ryder, AAR Landing Gear, FedEx Latin America and Arthur Lok Jack School of Business continue to be partners for our Center’s long reaching plans for major research, high value partnerships, and rewarding education.

To foster a dynamic and growing relationship among our constituency, we continue our student-project program involving small, yet scalable, projects with member companies carried out by University of Miami student teams. We regard this program as an imperative part of our activities that bring professionals, students and researchers on a common platform. The program is instrumental in keeping our relationship with our members active and growing, which is a major challenge for many partnership models between industry and academia. The central underlying goal of this program is to lead the way to building substantial collaborative research and strategic value partnerships with our members.

CASCM has successfully completed several major funded research projects. Among them; Partnered with JRD & Associates to study the queuing at customs for international arrivals and staffing of the CBP at the newly opened North Terminal at Miami International Airport. Our research team completed another project on optimizing patient appointment schedules at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Retinal Clinic. We developed with STHAL LLC the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) using the World Bank metrics for Trinidad & Tobago. The project was funded by InvestTT, Port Point Lisas part of the Trinidad's Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications (MTIIC). These programs help to fund master and PhD academic research.

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