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NDSU students present to Midwest Academy of Management

Posted: Oct 14, 2016

NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral students Yuan Xu and Mingwei Guo presented papers at the 2016 Midwest Academy of Management annual meeting, Oct. 6-8 in Fargo. The professional organization is a forum for the latest management theory and research by members.

The NDSU College of Business was a leading sponsor of this year's conference. The conference features a wide range of work in research, teaching and practice that explores the issues of engaging business with academia, using connections as a means to create value and managing talent and transitions.

Xu presented "A system dynamics model for energy saving in US food industry." The study evaluated policy alternatives for reducing food-related energy consumption. In the research, a system dynamics model was built to dynamically model the problem for the U.S. food system. Policy options of reducing waste percentage and improving energy productivity in industrial processing are incorporated for building the energy use mitigation scenarios. By implementing the integrated mitigation scenarios, the model predicts that a 9.43 percent reduction in total food system energy consumption can be attained by 2030.

Guo presented "Brief research on global third party logistics and consolidation for e-commerce retailers using simulation." Based on recent developments and the practices of global retailers and manufacturers, the paper provides a brief analysis of global third-party logistics and formulates a consolidation model for third party logistics service providers.

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