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UNT’s Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research (JMI) is helping Trinity Logistics executives determine how to distribute domestically manufactured ASME propane tanks from sister company Trinity Containers in the most time- and cost-saving way possible. Undergraduate student and former Trinity Logistics intern Megan Vassh used large-scale data analysis to optimize the company’s distribution plan.

Jim Corrigan, president of Trinity Logistics and a member of the JMI advisory board, says Vassh’s work has “tangible value that can contribute to the bottom line. It has given us direction to move forward.”

Now, she’s using the institute’s advanced 3-D modeling and simulation tools to validate her proposals and to generate complex, what-if predictions.