RMI Sponsors Award-Winning Student Design Team from Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA – January 26, 2012 – RMI, a GE Transportation company, a leading provider of transportation management software and analytics to the railroad industry, has further expanded its commitment to education and technology innovation in collaboration with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
RMI extended its involvement in education with the sponsorship of an undergraduate student team in Georgia Tech’s 2011 Industrial and Systems Engineering Senior Design Competition. The RMI sponsored team was announced as the winner of the competition by developing an optimization model for industrial companies to manage rail shipments and reduce rail transportation costs. The student team worked closely with RMI staff and gained practical experience in complex modeling, data analysis, and optimization techniques.
David Bell, Senior Director of RMI’s ShipperConnect Solutions said “We are ecstatic with the results of our three month collaboration with Georgia Tech and these undergraduate students. The team was tasked with analyzing hundreds of rail shipment scenarios and transportation variables to deliver a solution that optimizes rail shipments and reduces transportation costs.”
The competition involved more than 20 student teams and corporate sponsors. Members of the Georgia Tech student team, led by Faculty Advisor Dr. Xiaoming Huo, included Sikander Hajiyani, John Kang, Zachary Laguna, Sojeong Lee, Camilo Lotero, Clara Moon and Tina Yu.
RMI, a GE Transportation company, is a leading provider of transportation management software and analytics to the railroad industry. Founded in 1979, RMI is part of GE’s (NYSE: GE) $2.5 billion a year software operations with more than 5,000 software professionals worldwide. RMI solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. RMI leverages in-depth knowledge of rail operations,
intermodal terminal operating systems, and multi-modal transportation management to provide Software as a Service and licensed solutions to railroads and industrial shippers. RMI’s software is
used to manage rail and intermodal operations, signal and communication assets, railcar repair billing and inventory, and multi-modal visibility, planning, and execution for industrial shippers and
logistics service providers. For more information about RMI software solutions and analytics please visit www.rmiondemand.com.