Kevin Gue, associate professor in industrial and systems engineering, was awarded second place in the 2006 Outstanding Material Handling Research Paper competition. The awards, given by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), are given biannually to recognize excellence in material handling-related research.
The paper, written with John Bartholdi III, a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses the best shape for a crossdock, a facility in which freight is swapped between trucks for consolidation and delivery. The paper was included in a 2004 edition of the publication Transportation Science.
Papers in the fields of manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and logistics were nominated by the research community at large. Eligible papers were published in scientific journals, proceedings of scientific events and as chapters of edited books during the January 2004 through December 2005 timeframe. They were judged by a committee of academic and professional evaluators associated with MHIA on the basis of their potential impact on the field of material handling.