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2015 News in Brief



David Simchi-Levi Receives Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award

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CEE Professor David Simchi-Levi, along with three PhD students and 5 colleagues from Ford, received the Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for “Identifying Risks and Mitigating Disruptions in the Ford Supply Chain.” In a three-year research engagement with Ford Motor Company, Simchi-Levi and his team developed a novel risk-exposure model that assesses the impact of a disruption originating anywhere in a firm’s supply chain. Their approach, said Simchi-Levi, defers the need for a company to estimate the probability associated with any specific disruption risk until after it has learned the effect such a disruption will have on its operations. Simchi-Levi’s research was done with two former PhD students and a current systems engineering PhD student.