2017-2018 RECIPIENTS

2016-2017 RECIPIENTS

2017-2018 RECIPIENTS


Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) continued the TMHNA University Research Program for its second year. Proposal themes included virtual and augmented reality, energy infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.  These were our 2017-2018 proposal funding recipients:


  1. Intelligent Material Handling (iMH) Systems for Warehouse Applications
    Proposal Author: Michael Kuhl, Rochester Institute of Technology

  2. A Unified Dynamic Control for Energy-Aware Electrical Vehicle Operations
    Proposal Author: Seok Gi Lee, University of Miami

  3.  A Modeling Framework for Material Handling for Industry 4.0
    Proposal Author: Kevin Gue, University of Louisville

2016-2017 RECIPIENTS


Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) announced the premiere of the TMHNA University Research Program. The program received application proposals from leading universities across North America. These were our 2016-2017 proposal funding recipients:


  1. Applying Location-based Informatics, Simulation and Optimization Methods to Forklift Driver Behavior, Congestion and Wireless Charging Studies 
    Participating Universities: State University of New York at Binghamton; University of South Florida

  2. The Impact of Emerging Logistics Paradigms on Material Handling System Functional Requirements Participating Universities: Clemson University; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Arkansas

  3.  Data-driven Failure Predictive Analytics for Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Service Systems
    Participating University: University of Wisconsin-Madison

About Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA)

Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA), the industry leader in forklift sales, is composed of three main group companies: Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc.; Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc.; and The Raymond Corporation. One in three forklifts sold in North America is either a Toyota or Raymond product. With more than 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space, TMHNA is composed of three manufacturing plant locations (Columbus, Indiana; Greene, New York; and Muscatine, Iowa) that produce 1,500 forklifts per week on average, with parts distribution locations in Syracuse, New York, and Columbus, Indiana, with more than 3 million service parts available. With an annual revenue of approximately $3 billion, TMHNA has more than 7,300 people and more than 300 dealer locations to support Toyota and Raymond customers.


Confidential and Proprietary Information

Participants shall ensure that no confidential or proprietary information is included in submitted proposals.  TMHNA will treat all information submitted in proposals as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  The nature of the URP requires that submitted proposals be reviewed by TMHNA personnel, including TMHNA researchers, who will become knowledgeable of the information provided by the university researcher in the project proposal.  During the evaluation process, TMHNA cannot maintain the confidentiality of information set forth in the proposals.  Accordingly, TMHNA does not require, and does not desire, to receive any information that may be deemed confidential by the university researcher or the university.

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