M.S. Thesis

I advised the following students on their master’s thesis:

  • Bhetwal, Samir – A Lagrangian Based Heuristic to Consolidate Perishable Products (Fall 2019)
  • Jinagam, Durga – A Lagrangian Relaxation Approach to a Multi-Echelon Consolidation of Perishable Products (Summer 2017)

M.S. Project Advisor

I advised the following students on their graduate project:

  • Ton, Quocnam – Increasing Supply Chain Process Improvement Visibility and Awareness of Corporate Initiatives (Summer 2021)
  • Goff, Zhane’ – Pro-Tools Customer Care: Repair Center Operations Optimization (Spring 2020)
  • Muthurajan, Sasimithran – Improving Repackaging Process and Designing a New Layout (Fall 2019)
  • Ashokkumar, Thakshiny - Minimize Material Picking for Aftermarket and Production SKUs at an Automotive Production Company (Fall 2019)
  • Kettelson, Jonathan - Affinity-based Storage Assignment to Reduce Aisle Changes and Travel Distance in a Warehouse (Fall 2019)
  • Frye, Madisen - Analyzing and Understanding Crime in Chicago, Illinois (Summer 2019)
  • Said, Ihsan - A Six Sigma Approach to Improving the Line 2 Material Usage Variance (Summer 2019)
  • Sreeram, Prajesh - Improving the setup efficiency on CNC Swiss machines (Spring 2019)
  • Shemanske, Michael - Exposure Analysis: Effects of Credit Line Increases Using Machine Learning for Consumer Targeting (Fall 2018)
  • Calash, Florise - Increasing the Machines’ Usage and Reducing the Operator’s Fatigue (Fall 2018)
  • Hariri, Mohammed - Improving Customer Services Centers Management Productivity in School Bus Industry (Fall 2018)
  • Hosseinioun, Seyed Mohamad - Fuzzy Rule-Based Reasoning for Learning from Small Incomplete Data(Summer 2017)
  • LaVarra, Nicholas - Using k-means Clustering for Product Pick Slotting in a Distribution Center (Summer 2017)
  • Marimuthu, Anandh Raj - A Column Generation Approach to Angle-Board Production at WestRock (Summer 2017)
  • Sharief, Salman Ahmed - Improving Patient Transport at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Fall 2016)
  • Sagi, Krishna - Reducing Outpatient Cycle Time Using Simulation Approach (Spring 2016)
  • Ray, Michael - VNA Health Care Cycle Time Efficiency Project (Spring 2016)

M.S. Paper Advisor

I advised the following students on their master’s paper:

  • Abdul Khadar, Furqhan - Slotting Optimization in Warehouse Management (Spring 2021)
  • Ayeni, Oluwadare – Service Parts Forecasting in Automotive Industry (Spring 2021)
  • Vhatkar, Monica - Exploratory and Predictive Analysis of “E-shop clothing 2008” (Spring 2021)
  • Takmoge, Tushar - Exploratory and Predictive Analysis of “Default of Credit Card Clients Dataset” (Spring 2021)
  • Ali, Abid - Data Exploration, Preparation and Visualization of National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data (Fall 2020)
  • Patil, Khushbu - Literature Review on Process and Method of Order Picking (Spring 2020)
  • Krishnan, Aswin Subramaniam - Optimization of Assigning Products to Storage Locations (Spring 2020)
  • Asodekar, Yadnya - Literature Review: Material Flow Optimization (Spring 2020)
  • Patel, Mihir - Timeseries Forescasting with Python Programming (Fall 2019)
  • Mukhtar, Lalarukh - Risk Analysis of Nanomedical Devices using System Dynamics and Stakeholder Decision-making Models (Summer 2019)
  • Rachakonda, Sravan Kumar - Literature Review on Forecasting, Just-in-Time and Inventory control in Industries (Spring 2019)
  • Patil, Harshad - Advancement of Kanban in Just in Time Manufacturing System (Spring 2019)
  • Selvan, Prathika Panneer - Optimization Using Gurobi Tool (Spring 2019)
  • Kasthuri, Deepan - Cost reduction using forecasting and inventory policies for United States gasoline production and a bike manufacturing industry (Spring 2019)
  • Kashid, Vishal Rajendra - Power BI Dashboard for Renewable Energy Generation by States (Spring 2019)
  • Datta, Lalit Sagar - A Literature Review on Comparison of Slotting Techniques in Warehouses (Spring 2019)
  • Behera, Anshuman - Gemba Kaizen: An Approach to Continuous Improvement (Spring 2019)
  • Koli, Vikram - Global Sourcing Risk Management Framework: A study of steel product sourcing (Fall 2018)
  • Siddique, Sharjeel - Predicting the Number of Survivors by Analyzing the Titanic Dataset using the Python Programming Language (Fall 2018)
  • Padala, Vaibhavi - Inventory Management Analysis at Karma Automotive (Summer 2018)
  • Alkawaz, Ahmed - Uncertainty, Facility Location, and Lean Production in Business Management (Summer 2018)
  • Verma, Ashish - Implementing Engineering Labor Standards (Spring 2018)
  • Sultana, Ahmedi - Logistic Regression Analysis (Spring 2018)
  • Mahajan, Sanyuja - Implementation of Lean Manufacturing in Food Industry (Spring 2018)
  • Garela, Rahul - Analysis of Demand and Inventory Models for Walmart’s Sales Data (Spring 2018)
  • Shinde, Shivam - Process Improvement of Google Earth Pro Measurement (Spring 2018)
  • Godse, Pradyumna - MRP or JIT: Which System to Implement? (Spring 2018)
  • Shinde, Amodh - Impact of Lean Manufacturing on Waste Reduction in Automobile Industry (Spring 2018)
  • Akula, Venkatesh - Supply Chain Management of Perishable Goods- Blood products: A Literature Review (Fall 2017)
  • Puppala, Venkata - Artificial Neural Networks (Fall 2017)
  • Uppala, Karan - Measuring, Improving and Controlling Haptic Quality (Fall 2017)
  • Alzirjawi, Ahmed - Basic Systems Thinking for Enterprises Engineering (Fall 2017)
  • Tadikamalla, Naga Vishnu - Optimal Method to Increase Production Rate and Improve Plant Layout Design (Summer 2017)
  • Golagana, Gunakar - Introduction to Image Processing using R (Summer 2017)
  • Naik, Varun - Efficient Inventory Management for Imperfect Items (Spring 2017)
  • Chennappagari, Kaushik - Understanding the Differences in the Applications of Classification, Clustering and Regression Algorithms in Data Analytics (Spring 2017)
  • Gologna, Gunakar - Introduction to Image Processing using R (Spring 2017)
  • Parry, Dhiraj - Optimal Method for Reducing Patients Waiting Time in Emergency Department (Spring 2017)
  • Anupindi, Aravind - Car Rental: Solving a logistics problem (Spring 2017)
  • Dichvalkar, Aniket - Increasing efficiency in healthcare using lean six sigma tools (Spring 2017)
  • Gaggenapalli, Praneeth - A review on quadratic assignment problems (Spring 2017)
  • Jamalpur, Rishi - Comparing classifiers for letter recognition applications (Spring 2017)
  • Atishay, Sital Pershad - A Survey to Improve Production Efficiency of a Factory Layout (Spring 2017)
  • Rayapureddy, Srikanth - A Survey on Lean Facility Layout System of a Production Line (Spring 2017)
  • Dharmanolla, Varun - Review on Different methods that can be used with Discrete Event Simulation in healthcare (Spring 2017)
  • Ravipati, Rahul - Scheduling of Travelling Tournament Problem (Fall 2016)
  • Annabathula, Naga - Introduction to Green Logistics (Fall 2016)
  • Adnaan Yar Khan, Mohammed - Impact on employees with implication of Operations Research on the Distribution Process (Fall 2016)
  • Katta, Madhu - Flight Scheduling in Airports (Fall 2016)
  • Yousefisahi, Soroush - Minimizing Total Join Cost of a Two-Echelon Single-Supplier Single-Buyer Supply Chain with Discount (Spring 2016)
  • Shenk, Mary - Optimization of Organ Allocation and Matching (Spring 2016)


Christine Nguyen, Ph.D.
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Engineering Building 236

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