$500k NSF grant to focus on improving CRM, supply chain mangement

November 04, 2001

Industrial Engineering professor Scott Moses has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research focusing on the development of software programs that help companies more accurately calculate when they can get their products to their customers.

"Results of this research will increase the accuracy and speed with which these due date promises can be made," Moses said. "In turn, this will have a very significant impact on companies' revenues, operating expenses, and customer satisfaction."

"This development will be especially valuable to manufacturers that increasingly are selling built-to-order products like computers direct to customers via the Internet and to a future where collaborative commerce freely occurs among dynamically recombinant business partners, he said."

The OU College of Engineering has received several grants recently for IT research, including one earlier this month to help design stronger buildings.

"The outstanding research we are commissioned to provide is evidence that the State of Oklahoma has the intellectual resources to become a future technology hotbed," said W. Arthur Porter, Dean of OU's College of Engineering and University V.P. for Technology Development. "The College of Engineering is providing the innovation and technological development that is the foundation for making Oklahoma a leader in the business of technology."
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