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VOLCANO Application Review Relative costs associated with VOLCANO stemmed mainly from the $100,000 grants given to researchers at MIT. Considering the vast amount of savings already incurred, the cost to UPS is miniscule from an R&D and implementation perspective. Actual costs associated with integration of VOLCANO into all UPS processes and planning designs are unknown. References Abrams, B. (2003). Bill. Linear Modeling to the Max: An Interview with UPS Operations Research Manager Keith Ware . Retrieved September 9, 2009, from http://www.secondmoment.org/articles/ups.php Armacost, A. P., Barnhart, C., & Ware, K. A. (2002). Composite Variable Formulations for Express Shipment Service Network Design [Electronic version]. Transportation Science, 36(1), 1-20. Armacost, A. P., Barnhart, C., Ware, K. A., & Wilson, A. M. (2004). UPS Optimizes Its Air Network [Electronic version]. Interfaces, 34(1), 15-25. UPS Optimizes Its Air Network (Video) ECU Blackboard http://core.ecu.edu/dsci/swartw/EDELMAN/UPS.M4V Walkey, F. H. (1998). Composite variable analysis: A simple and transparent alternative to factor analysis [Electronic version]. Personality and Individual Differences, 22(5), 757-767. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(96)00238-3 Youssef, A. (n.d.). Retrieved September 11, 2009, from http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~ayoussef/cs212/branchandbound.html VOLCANO Assessment Quiz TRUE 2). What was wrong with the integer programming model used before VOLCANO?. Constant updating of the system prevented the inflow and outflow of information. Planners were unfamiliar in this kind of analysis The process took too many resources while costing too much. Sheer size of the overall operation. 3). Before VOLCANO was used, it was not uncommon for UPS aircraft to stop at more than 2 hubs each flight. *False: In this case, UPS would…...

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