Johnson joins the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education

Image -of -andrew -johnsonAndrew Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been selected as a member of the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) for the 2014-2017 term. CICMHE connects academic researchers and industry partners to identify and execute research and education activities in the field of material handling and supply chain research. Founded in 1952, the council today is composed of fifteen college and university educators.

CICHME organizes the International Material Handling Research Colloquium (IMHRC) and Material Handling Teachers’ Institute (MHI) and an annual warehouse design competition. For this event CICHME develops and evaluates a material handling and supply chain case study students work to resolve. Texas A&M’s most recent forays into the competition resulted in an honorable mention in 2009 and third place in 2013.

Johnson, who joined the department in 2006, earned his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech and specializes in several areas including material handling. Since last summer, Johnson has been on sabbatical at Aalto University in Finland spending part of his time developing benchmarking models to estimate the efficient distribution costs of electricity associated with different performance levels of an individual distribution company, while adjusting for the environment.

Johnson returns to College Station in August to continue his research and teaching.