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Engineering professor to discuss order-fulfillment applications

Published April 5, 2004; Category: EVENTS

Thayer School of Engineering's new John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, Robert J. Graves,  will deliver his inaugural lecture this month.

Robert J. Graves
Robert J. Graves

Graves's lecture, titled "Intelligent, Responsive, Effective Control and Complex Integrated Systems: An  Automated Order Fulfillment Application," will describe and critique a new modeling framework for manufacturing  systems, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall.

"I'm drawn to analytical, software-based tools to solve real-world problems," Graves said. "I discovered I like  working in the manufacturing environment, and it's been great, because I've been doing it for 30 years, and  there is no end to the problems to work on."

Graves works to develop and implement tools to optimize manufacturing systems, including facilities planning,  materials handling, scheduling and dispatching, product design and assembly, and concurrent engineering -  combining manufacturing knowledge with design knowledge. He serves as co-director of Thayer School's Master of  Engineering Management program, as well as an adjunct professor at Tuck School of Business.

The Krehbiel chair was established in 1988 by John H. Krehbiel Jr. in honor of his father, a long-time  technological innovator and electronics pioneer. The five-year professorship is offered to a member of the  faculty whose area of specialization represents a new and promising direction for engineering at Dartmouth.

Graves follows Thayer School Professor and Dean Emeritus Charles Hutchinson, the first holder of the Krehbiel  chair.

For more information contact Fearn Pate at 646-2456.

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