Advanced Solutions Donates over $1 Million in Technology to the University of Louisville Logistics & Distribution Institute


Donation used to enhance newly renovated J.B. Speed School of Engineering Lab

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – August 17, 2016: Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC) announces the dedication ceremony for the new University of Louisville (UofL), J.B. School of Engineering Logistics and Distribution Institute Lab, supported in part by Advanced Solutions, August 18, 2016.
 
The UofL Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI) laboratory is primarily a research and user lab, available for study groups, presentation, and instruction. Several forces have converged in recent years to offer new challenges to the logistics research community, including the rise of e-commerce, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), crowdsourcing business models, and a serious shortage of skilled labor. LoDI is a university-wide, multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to finding solutions to these and other challenging problems in the field.
 
The Advanced Solutions donation went toward the installation of SMART™ Board technology, used to enrich internal and external collaboration, and Slot3D™ software, to enhance the curriculum associated with warehouse design and optimization.
 
Slot3D™ is the world’s only economic based slotting program that uses AutoCAD® to visualize and reduce costs from warehouse operations.  Slot3D is now 14 years old and has helped hundreds of distribution centers around the world realize immediate opportunities to increase efficiency and remove waste from the warehouse workflow.  
 
SMART™ Board technology provides an interactive system to transform collaboration. The boards will enable students to collaborate in the fourth dimension by working in the Unbound Workspace to improve the collaboration environment, while providing a premium interactive experience to create, share and interact with content, and increase productivity.
 
The combination of these tools, SMART™ board hardware and Solt3D™ software, will help to develop the next generation of engineers, ensuring they graduate with a competitive advantage.  “Today’s engineers are expected to bring a new level of skillsets to the industry, setting them above the competition,” remarked Michael Golway, President & CEO of Advanced Solutions. “This donation will enable the faculty to shape graduates for the growing Industrial Engineering & Logistics marketplace, while giving students the state-of-the-art tools necessary to compete.” 
 
The dedication ceremony for the new lab will take place on August 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., on the 2nd floor of the LoDI Institute and is open to the public. 
 
About Advanced Solutions, Inc.
Advanced Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate as a diversified technology company providing integrated software solutions and services allowing businesses to achieve more effective products, processes, technologies and ideas. The Company serves clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, material handling, retail and biomedical industries throughout North America. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at www.AdvancedSolutions.com.
 
 
 
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