This webinar will provide an overview of a recent study completed at the USF Supply Chain Innovation Lab regarding supply chain optimization and mode selection regarding a new alternative fuel supply chain. The study was funded by USDA and FAA, and the objective was to develop a bottom-up analysis for the Carinata supply chain in order to produce alternative fuels such as jet fuel, diesel, and naphtha.

During the project, a partnership with USDOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center was developed and their Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool (FTOT) was utilized for the logistics optimization analysis to determine optimal modes and routes of transportation, which will minimize logistics costs. In addition, the overall CO2 produced was also determined to minimize the impact of logistics from this bottom-up supply chain development/modeling.


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Instructor Bio

Dr. Seckin Ozkul, P.E. is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and the founding director of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab at the School of Marketing and Innovation of the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Auburn University, AL, a Master’s in Engineering from USF, a Master of Science in Marketing with Supply Chain Management concentration from USF, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering with emphasis on commercial heavy vehicle operations from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Ozkul’s expertise is in supply chain optimization and logistics modeling, economic impacts of supply chain modeling, operations management, logistics activity center location/site selection optimization as well as freight mobility and planning. He is the Committee Secretary of TRB’s Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation (AT010) Committee and the Committee Secretary of TRB’s Urban Freight Transportation (AT025) committee. He is a fellow of the International Road Federation (IRF) and a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Florida.


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