November 6 – 8, 2016, Orlando, Florida



Manufacturing & Industrial Division Chairs:

Vukica Jovanovic (Division Chair) Old Dominion University
Zaki Kuruppalil (division co-chair) Ohio University
Tatiana Goris (division co-chair) Purdue University
Alton Kornegay (division co-chair) North Carolina A&T University
Mohammad Sima (division co-chair) Lamar University


MFG 101:
Topics in Lean Manufacturing
Session Chair: Vigs Chandra  (Eastern Kentucky University)

Time and Place: Monday, November 7, 2016, 8:30am-10:15am, Cypress 1

Paper #031
Can Lean Six Sigma be Implemented in Higher Education While Ensuring that All Customer Needs are Being Met?
E. Shirl Donaldson, The University of Texas at Tyler

Abstract #042
An Approach For Lean Training in Service Sectors
Zaki Kuruppalil, Ohio University;  Todd Myers, Ohio University

Paper #091
Lean Agility at Scale: A Role for Strategy in Determining Performance
Andrew Czuchry, Sr., East Tennessee State University;  Andrew Czuchry, Jr. ADP

Abstract #158
Lean Ohio Boot Camp: One Approach to Lean Government Processes
Michelle Brodke, Bowling Green State University—Firelands

Abstract #169
Process Simulations to Improve Judgment in Lean Implementations
Michelle Brodke, Bowling Green State University—Firelands

MFG 102:
Supply Chain Management and Artificial Neural Networks
Session Chair: Youakim Kalaani  (Georgia Southern University)
Time and Place: Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:30am-12:30am, Cypress 1

Extensions of Dynamic Programming for Design and Analysis of Decision Trees
Mikhail Moshkov, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Time and Place: Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:30—12:30pm Cypress 1

Paper #030
Performance Analysis of Distributed Systems Involving Loops
Toqeer Israr, Eastern Illinois University

Abstract #046
Fast Neural Networks Training For Class Identification Using Parallel Processing
Mehran Aminian, St. Mary’s University;  Farzan Aminian, Trinity University;  Shohreh Varmazani, Trinity University

Abstract #131
Development of an Online Graduate Business Program: A Case Study and Proposed Model for Successful Approval and Implementation
Sam Khoury, Spring Hill College

Paper #156
Strategic Supply Chain Source Selection Using a Bayesian Multi-Criteria Decision-Based Approach
Mohammad Rahman, Central Connecticut State University;  Ravindra Thamma, Central Connecticut State University;  Mark Rajai, California State University-Northridge

MFG 103:
Topics in Construction—Bridges and Buildings
Session Chair: Ahmed Elsawy  (Tennessee Technological University)
Time and Place: Monday, November 7, 2016, 2:00—3:45pm Cypress 1

Paper #001
Preliminary Design of a Diagrid Tall Building
Mohammad Bhuiyan, West Virginia State University; Roberto Leon, Virginia Tech

Paper #003
Probabilistic Models for Critical Building Responses of High-Rise Buildings
Mohammad Bhuiyan, West Virginia State University; Roberto Leon, Virginia Tech

Paper #093
A Comparison Between the Minimum Resolutions of Two Digital Image Correlation-Based Tools in Making Strain Measurements
Niranjan Desai, Purdue University Northwest;  Christos Georgakis, Technical University of Denmark;  Gregor Fischer, Technical University of Denmark

Paper #123
The Effects of Failure of Anchor Rods on the Performance of the Tower of the New Bay Bridge
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, University of California—Berkeley; Maryam Tabbakhha, University of California—Berkeley; Xin Qian, University of California—Berkeley

Paper #124
Pushover Analysis of the Tower of the New Self-Anchored Suspension Bay Bridge
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, University of California—Berkeley;  Xin Qian, University of California—Berkeley

MFG 104:
Topics in Manufacturing I
Session Chair: Mehmet Goksu (Millersville University)
Time and Place: Monday, November 7, 2016, 4:00—6:00pm Cypress 1

Abstract #032
Smart CNC Metal Machining: Solid Modeling Techniques for Advanced CAM High-Speed Machining of Mechanical Components
Todd Waggoner, Bowling Green State University

Abstract #053
Two New Sequencing Rules for the Non-Preemptive Single-Machine Scheduling Problem
Mohsen Hamidi, Utah Valley University

Paper #075
American Reshoring: A Model for Italian Economic Development
Patricia Polastri, Texas A&M University—Kingsville; Antonella Viggiano, Luis Guido Carli University

Paper #110
Proposed Optimization of a Pin Joint Machining and Assembly Process
Dana Ingalsbe, Jacksonville State University; Chris Marker, Jacksonville State University

Abstract #149
Surface Roughness Quality Improvement using Real-Time Machine Vision
Ravindra Thamma, Central Connecticut State University; Vishal Dhagat, University of Connecticut

MFG 105:
Topics in Manufacturing II

Session Chair: Sean June (Western Carolina University)
Time and Place: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:30—10:15am Cypress 1

OSHA Data Initiative’s (ODI) Meaning and Findings
Scott Arias, Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract #067
Tuning of Cascade Control Structures Subject to Process Constraints
Vassilios Tzouanas, University of Houston-Downtown

Abstract #078
A Novel RFID Tag Antenna for an Intelligent Library System
Deon Lucien, Georgia Southern University; Sungkyun Lim, Georgia Southern University

Abstract #097
Nanomanufacturing Utilizing the Triple-Helix Concept for Workforce Development
Alton Kornegay, North Carolina A&T State University; Bankole Fasanya, Laulima Government Solutions

Paper #126
Optimizing Thermoforming of High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Trays by Design-of-Experiments (DOE) Methodologies
Vishal Dhagat, University of Connecticut Storrs; Ravindra Thamma, Central Connecticut State University

MFG 106:
Topics in Construction—Concrete and Sand
Session Chair: Ravindra Thamma (Central Connecticut State University)
Time and Place: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 10:30—12:30pm Cypress 1

Paper #051
Thermal Performance of a Recycled Aggregate Utilizing Building Energy Simulation Programs
Thomas Nicholas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; 
Tara Cavalline, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Dixie Johnson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Morgan Laney, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Abstract #064
Sugarcane Fiber-Reinforced Bricks as a Sustainable Construction Material
Christian Bock-Hyeng, North Carolina A&T State 
University; Andrea Ofori-Boadu, North Carolina A&T State University; Emmanuel Yamb-Bell, The University of Bamenda; Musibau Shofoluwe, North Carolina A&T State

Paper #098
Concrete with Enhanced Ductility Using Structural Microfibers
Shane Palmquist, Western Kentucky University; 
Ramyasree Annam, Western Kentucky University

Paper #115
Epistemic Uncertainty Effects on Resistance Factors Calibrated from FHWA Drilled Shafts in Sands Static Top-Down Tests

Jiliang Li, Purdue University Northwest; 
Jinyuan Zhai, The University of Akron; Li Tan, Purdue University Northwest