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Supply Chain Studies

Applied Economics in US Manufacturing

Assembly Plant
Photo Credit: The Chrysler 200 Factory Tour, an interactive online experience using Google Maps Business View technology, takes consumers inside the new 5-million-square-foot Sterling Heights Assembly Plant for a behind-the-scenes peek at how the 2015 Chrysler 200 is built.

It is often estimated that 80 % of a problem is due to 20 % of the cause and evidence suggests this 20 % can be a target rich environment for high return research investments. Likewise, research investments that focus on the highest 20 % of environmental impacts can disproportionally improve environmental sustainability. Environmental impact areas and costs tend to correlate, making it possible to reduce both simultaneously. AEO supply chain research has three focus areas examining costs and losses in manufacturing:


Cost Mapping        |        Flow Time Mapping        |        Supply Chain Disruption


Created January 24, 2020, Updated January 12, 2023