Travis W. Hill

  • Center for Advanced Vehiclular Systems Extension


Travis Hill is an Engineering Project Manager at the Mississippi State University Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension Center.  Over the past 16 years, he has worked with over 100 companies including Nissan North America, Toyota, Viking Range, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, VT Halter Marine, and Navistar Defense to improve their manufacturing and logistics systems through the use of simulation and decision support technologies and delivers engineering workshops in topics such as FlexSim, Six Sigma and Minitab.  Hill has a B.S., M.S. and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and has a Software Engineering certification from Mississippi State University. 


On Supply Chain Modeling

Greenwood, A., Hill, T. W., Saunders, C. B., and Holt, R. E., “Modeling and Analysis of Intermodal Supply Paths to Enhance Sourcing Decisions”. 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, Proceedings of, Washington D.C.

Greenwood, A., Hill, T. W., Saunders, C. B., and Holt, R. E., “Using Simulation to Enhance Procurement Sourcing Decisions”. 2016 International Conference of Industrial Logistics, Zakopane, Poland.

Hill, T. W., Holt, R. E., and Smith D., “Supply Chain and Inventory Management through Intermodal Logistics Analysis”. 2015 IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN.

On Simulation Support
Hill, T.W., Greenwood, A.G., Holt, R.E., & Walden, C.T., “Simulation Modeling: Obstacles Faced by Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises.” IERC 2011 Conference, Reno, NV, May 2011.

Greenwood, A.G., Walden, C.T., & Hill T.W., “Intra-University Partnerships Enable Simulation Support for Industry.” INFORMS 2010 Southern Regional Conference, Huntsville, AL, February 2010.

Walden, C.T., Hill T.W., Holt, R.E., & Greenwood, A.G., “Simulation Support for Manufacturing Systems Design and Operations.” INFORMS 2010 Southern Regional Conference, Huntsville, AL, February 2010.

Hill T.W., Holt, R.E., McDowell, L.A., & Greenwood, A.G., “Simulation Support for Service Systems.” INFORMS 2010 Southern Regional Conference, Huntsville, AL, February 2010.

On Decision Support Technologies
Vanguri, Sucharith, Hill, T.W., Greenwood, Allen G. “Optimizing Flow Shop Sequencing Through Simulation Optimization Using Evolutionary Methods”, 2006 Proceedings of the 2006 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2006.

Greenwood, A., Hill. T. W., Vanguri, S., Walden, C., Miller, J., Eksioglu, B., & Jain, P., “Simulation Optimization Decision Support for Ship Panel Lines”. In M. E. Kuhl, N.M. Steiger, F.B. Armstrong, J.A. Joins (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference. Washington, D.C., December 2005.


Mr. Hill’s ongoing research is related to simulation modeling and decision support technologies.  This research focuses on applying these technologies to a variety of companies to improve their manufacturing and logistics systems.  The simulation models focus on helping the companies improve their operations through facility design, applications of engineering techniques, and reduction or avoidance of unnecessary costs.  Decision Support Technology development helps to put advanced simulation techniques in the hands of non-engineers to allow them to make better decisions quicker. 

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