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Economic Analysis of Disruptions on the Mississippi River: An Engineering Economy Educational Case Study

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





Conference Session

Engineering Economy Division Technical Session 3

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Engineering Economy

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ASEE Diversity Committee

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Jingjing Tong Southeast Missouri State University

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Jingjing Tong, Ph.D. is an assistant professor within Department of Polytechnic Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. She received her Ph.D. in 2014 from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Her teaching and research focus on applied operations research in transportation, logistics, supply chain, disruption response and homeland security, and engineering decision analysis.

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Heather Nachtmann University of Arkansas

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Dr. Heather Nachtmann is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. She teaches in the areas of engineering economics and cost analysis. Dr. Nachtmann is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, a member of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Research Advisory Council, and an associate editor for The Engineering Economist and the Engineering Management Journal. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Student ability and understanding of engineering economy is promoted through real world application. As engineering and engineering technology educators, we are encouraged to educate our students in contemporary issues related to engineering education. This paper provides engineering economy instructors with a real world educational case study based on maritime logistics. An instructor’s solutions manual is available from the authors.

Tong, J., & Nachtmann, H. (2016, June), Economic Analysis of Disruptions on the Mississippi River: An Engineering Economy Educational Case Study Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26885

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