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Cost Analysis of Steel Logistic Network

GM was eager to investigate their steel raw material supply chain and analyze the costs involved in steel logistics. The main goal of this project was to provide a steel logistics cost analysis model to examine freight rates for negotiating future supplier freight rates.

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Student Team:

Bethany Daniel—EGL (BSE Mechanical Engineering & MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)

Ruoxi Li—Master of Supply Chain Management


Project Sponsors:

Matt Naef—Global Commodity Manager, Body Commodities (Steel/Aluminum/Paint)

John Robertson—Shop Director, Supply Chain, Global Assembly Warehousing

Brian Watanabe—CT Lead for Non-Fab Aluminum Sheet


Faculty Advisors:

Mariel Lavieri—College of Engineering

Jim Price—Ross School of Business

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