This collection contains research reports authored by students and student teams in the Engineering and Technology Management program at Portland State University (PSU), and serve to partially fulfill their requirements for Master's degrees in Engineering and Technology Management.

Many reports are openly available to researchers anywhere. However, due to the inclusion of proprietary content in the reports many are limited to PSU students, staff and faculty.

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Submissions from 1992

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Techniques to Facilitate JIT Implementation, Eric L. Mische (Closed Project)

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A Study on Total Quality Assessment Using Hunt Methodology, Nguyet Nguyen, Saideh Sharif, Gary Tracy, and Sridhar Vadyar (Closed Project)

A Comparison of Capital Evaluation Methods as Applied to an Existing Product Introduction Project, Henry Oberhelman (Closed Project)

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Shared Tenant Services at PDX Towers, Portland, Saravanabhava Paramashivan (Closed Project)

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Evaluation of Decommissioning Costs for a Nuclear Power Pl, Allen T. Pierce (Closed Project)

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A Heuristic Approach for Profit Optimization in Shared Tenant Services (STS), C.P. Saravanabhava, Dan Nguyen, Alper Acar, and Vu Han (Closed Project)

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Design of an Optimum Planning/Production Systems for Very Small Production Lots: Applying JIT/MRP/ROP Systems to Optimum Performance, Karl Schorr (Closed Project)

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Why MRP II Implementation Isn't Always Successful, Cathryn Scott (Closed Project)

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Estimation of Warranty Reserves: Methods and Models, Carole Shlaes (Closed Project)

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Sources or Risk in Capital Budgeting, Carole Shlaes (Closed Project)

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Financial Evaluation of a New Product Development Estimated of Concerned Factors: Procedures and Barrier, Laura Sobole (Closed Project)

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Minimization of Cost for an Instrumentation Production Line, Laura Sobole and Tim Bennington-Davis (Closed Project)

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Roles of Engineering Management in a Successful Technology Transfer Process, Laura Sobole, Niko Hendarsin, and Saravanabhava Paramashivan (Closed Project)

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Engineering Economic Analysis of an Electronic Product, Nina Song (Closed Project)

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Optimization of Heat Treatment Furnace Operation, Donna Street, Steve Blaine, John Brunke, and Mehmet Murat Ayabakan (Closed Project)

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Media Allocation Model, Sridhar V. Vadyar (Closed Project)

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Supplier Performance Evaluation, Sridhar V. Vadyar (Closed Project)

Submissions from 1991

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A Software Product for the Pairwise Comparison Method of Judgment Quantification, User Manual, Bruce J. Bailey (Closed Project)

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Barriers to Excellence In A Highly Competitive Marketplace - An Exploration Of Proactive Engineering Management Method, Tim Bennington-Davis, Tim Golik, Ramazan Guven, Anthony Piwinski, and Donna Street (Closed Project)

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Innovation and Integration of New Transmission and Substation Technologies In the American Utility Industry, John H. Brunke (Closed Project)

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Strides Toward TQM, Selahattin Cimen, John Dorrance, Tim Dugan, Douglas Lee, Vincent Scalesse, and Kostaman Thayyib (Closed Project)

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The Comparison of R&D Management Characteristics in the High Tech Industries of U.S. and Japan, Tugrul Daim, Spyros Lazaris, Bob McClement, Leon Poh, and Craig Winton (Closed Project)

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Engineers: Formal Management Training Requirements?, Hoat Dinh, Niko Hendarsin, Mic McConnell, Carrie Park, C.P. Saravanabhava, and Jonathan Yap (Closed Project)

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IINT: A Telephone Noise Troubleshooting Expert System (with Emphasis on Integrating the CONTEL Method Info System), Dale R. Ekmark (Closed Project)

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The Transport Operations Problem, R. Hangartner (Closed Project)

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A Knowledge Based System for Evaluating New Business Opportunities in Tektronix Federal Systems, Inc., Al Herman (Closed Project)

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Issues in the Venture Capital Investment Process: The Investee Perspective, Matt Hoskins (Closed Project)

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Annotated Bibliography of Articles on Product Development, Murat A. Inceoglu (Closed Project)

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Transportation and Assignment Problems, Iffet Iyigun (Closed Project)

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A Knowledge-based System to Assist Software Development Risk Management, Brian Johnston (Closed Project)

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Improving Software Productivity, Practices In U.S. And Japan, Kaveh Nasri, Reza Nassib, and Ramamurthy Sivakumar (Closed Project)

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Minimizing Cost in a Crashed Schedule, Richard H. Pasaribu (Closed Project)

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Optimization of The Two Stage Alum Phosphorus Removal Process Using Linear Programming Techniques, Reynold D. Richwine (Closed Project)

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Knowledge Sharing System for PC Compatibility - Solution Mechanism Model, Cathryn Scott (Closed Project)

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The Time-Constrained Traveling Salesman Problem: A Tour of Existing Solution Techniques, Carole Shlaes (Closed Project)

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A Human Computer Cooperative System for Decision Support, Ning Song (Closed Project)

Submissions from 1990

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Scope Component Operational Process Enhancer Scope (SCOPE) A Knowledge Based Process Design Tool, Mike Ambrose, Robert Boivin, Henry Oberhelman, and Sida Zhou (Closed Project)

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Minimize Engineering Cost in Design Projects Using Computer Aided Design, Mike Ambrose, Kevin Gillas, Dan Johnson, and Sam Moss (Closed Project)

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Portland International Airport Parking Optimization, Gary Anderson, Dave Dittmer, John Domogalla, Alan Hoskins, and Bryce Schroeder (Closed Project)

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Optimization of an Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Process Using Linear Programming Techniques, Sharon Atkin, Darice Brayton, Hogan Lim, Tom Long, Reynold Richwine, and Kraig White (Closed Project)

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Printed Circuit Board Placement Cost Optimization, Archie M. Barter, Kurt Lynam, Shaker H. Makki, David S. Mayer, Agungdjaja Rachwan, and Chuck R. Valceschini (Closed Project)

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Freightliner Corporation Service Manual Development, Sheila Bennett, Stephen McHenry, and Carlo Nardini (Closed Project)

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Importance of Technological Forecasting in New Product Decisions, Rohit Bhatia and Bimal Pathak (Closed Project)

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Engineering Management Roles and Functions For The Implementation of a PC Based Costing System, Tolga Candir, Grant Causton, Iffet Iyigun, and Richard Pasaribu (Closed Project)

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Linear Programming Model Forklift Driving Schedule Optimization, Mike Coleman, Fred Foster, Kun Hsu, Edmundus Pancoko, and Dharwin Yuwono (Closed Project)

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Rewarding Systems For Creativity And Innovation, Niso Defcioglu, Emre Dorduncu, Dwaine Franzke, Francois Gallant, Thomas Knappich, and Carole Shlaes (Closed Project)

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Trade Between An Agricultural and An Industrial Region in Textile Industry, Niso Defcioglu, Francois Gallant, and Lei Wei (Closed Project)

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Development of a Strategic Business Plan for a Company in the Defense Industry, John Domagalla, Hogan Lim, Raman Nayyar, Henry Oberhelman, and Edmundus S. Pancoko (Closed Project)

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Applications of Expert Systems and Knowledge Sharing Systems to Financial Problems in Banking and Credit Lending, Emre Dorduncu (Closed Project)

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The Impact of High Technology Equipment in White Collar Professionals, Alex Doumani, Karen Genovese, Aymen Oubari, and Robin Phillips (Closed Project)

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SNAP - System Networked Advisor Program - A Diagnostics Advisor for System-Level Troubleshooting, Alex Doumani, Bob Martin, Russ Ritter, and Kerry Spurgin (Closed Project)

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Information Exchange in New Product Development, Fred Forstner, Kun Hsu, and Chuck Valceschini (Closed Project)

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Bridging Mechanisms for Knowledge-Based Systems, J. Gross (Closed Project)

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Suppliers as Partners: A New Strategic Direction, Samim Hatipoglu, Scott Herrington, Terry Jones, Jerry Knoben, Brett Leichner, and Scott Walsh (Closed Project)

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The Human Subsection of Total Quality Management "A Paradigm Shift on Quality" Within An Engineering Organization, Stephen Hawkins, Paul Huebschman, Gordon Lee, David Liesch, Berenice Lira, and Mesut Pervizpour (Closed Project)

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Expert System for Troubleshooting the Activated SludgeWastewater Treatment Process, Stephen Hawkins, H. Lim, D. Richwine, and R. Wagner (Closed Project)

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System Dynamics Approach for the Management of New Product Development Projects, Mehmet Guven Iyigun (Closed Project)

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A Knowledge Sharing System for Predicting Turbine Blades, Win G. Liu (Closed Project)

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Expert 2000, A. Molly Olsen (Closed Project)

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Optimization Profit of the Shenandoah Valley Textile Mill Case, Anges Pagliero, Philipus G. Wibowo, and Murat Inceoglu (Closed Project)

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KBS Project Report Vendor Selection Expert System, Ron Parmenter, Steve McHenry, and Fred Birang (Closed Project)

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A Study of Strategic Planning in High-Tech Companies, Agungdjaja Rachwan (Closed Project)

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Engineers and Scientists as Chief Executive Officers, Elizabeth B. Salgado (Closed Project)

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Performance Appraisal for Engineers and Technical Staff in Construction Industry, Philipus Gunawan Wibowo (Closed Project)

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A Study of Successful Management of New Product Development in High Tech Industry, Dharwin Yuwono (Closed Project)

Submissions from 1989

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Optimal Assignment of Personnel to Tasks in a Preventative Maintenance Program, S.I. Ahmed, Richard L. Perlas, and R. Wise (Closed Project)

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Management of Traveling Motorists: Science, Art and Leadership, M. Al Kadri and Mike Coleman (Closed Project)

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Development/Production Transition in High Technology Organization, Sharon Atkin, Will Becker, Alan Hoskins, and Karen Maffett (Closed Project)

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Retail Grocery Salary Control: A Linear Programming Model, Bruce J. Bailey, M. Lee Kelly, Karen Maffett, and Joe Mohr (Closed Project)

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Project Team Staffing, Archie M. Barter, Kurt Lynam, Shaker H. Makki, David S. Mayer, Stephen McHenry, and Chuck R. Valceschini (Closed Project)

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Optimal Personnel Allocation for IC Design Projects, Rohit Bhatia, Michael Fenrick, and Bimal Pathak (Closed Project)

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Introduction of a New Process into the Manufacturing Environment, Darice Brayton, Hogan Kusnadi Lim, Tom Long, Reynold Richwine, and Kraig White (Closed Project)

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Project and Employee Tracking System (PETS), Mark Chamberlain (Closed Project)

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Resource Allocation for Project Cost Minimization, Mark Chamberlain, Pandu Salam, Elizabeth Salgado, and Sida Zhou (Closed Project)

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Introducing Printed Circuit Boards with Optimal RevisionCosts: A Linear Programming Model, Alex Doumani, Robin Phillips, Russ Ritter, and Barbara Theus (Closed Project)

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Measuring Productivity of the Creative Process, Fred Forstner, Kun Hsu, Edmundus Pancoko, and Dharwin Yuwono (Closed Project)

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Excavation Rate and Work Force Planning, Mehmet Guven Iyigun and Abdulmennan Tor (Closed Project)

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Motivation of Engineers and Technical Staff, Keith Livie, Troy D. Saputro, Philipus Wibowo, and Bahram Yaghmaie (Closed Project)

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Product Development Plan for the 2X6 Extended Eye Relief Pistol Scope, Diego Montoya (Closed Project)

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Optimum Production Levels for Rifle Scope Manufacturing, Raman Nayyar, Ayman Oubari, Henry Oberhelman, and Bahram Yaghmaie (Closed Project)

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Assembly Plant Operation: Labor and Inventory Optimization, Molly Olson, Karen Walker, and Leonard Weitman (Closed Project)

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Estimation Issues in Software Project Management, Murali Veeramoney, Bryce Schroeder, and Jerry Johnson (Closed Project)

Submissions from 1988

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Negative Feedback Communication in Product Development, Bruce J. Bailey, James Fenton, Lee Kelly, Robin Peterson, Thomas Rak, and Gordon Tracy (Closed Project)

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Feasibility, Impact, and Future of Expert Systems, Rohit Bhatia, Michael Fenrick, Mehmet Guven Iyigun, Bimal Pathak, Elizabeth Salgado, and Abdulmennan Tor (Closed Project)

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Resolution of Engineering Project Management Crises, A Consultant's Perspective, Robert Boivin, S. Freeburn, Ayman Oubari, J Tilleman, and D. Vasefi (Closed Project)

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Introduction of a New Technology Into Manufacturing, S. Brainerd, Alex Doumani, R. Phillips, M. Sugg, R. Wise, and S. Zhou (Closed Project)

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Formation and Dissolution of Special Project Teams, B. Carter, T. Erdman, M. Hanscom, and Russ Ritter (Closed Project)

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CAD Training: Look Before You Leap, Mark Chamberlain, Robert Jellesed, Joe Mohr, and Karen Walker (Closed Project)

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Investigation of the Duration and Efficiency of New Product Development Programs, Darrell K. Cross (Closed Project)

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Determination of an Annual Production Plan for a Multiplant, Darrell K. Cross, Diego Montoya, Ron Parmenter, Easton Rakine, and Kian Hun Tiu (Closed Project)

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The Retention of Engineers and Scientists in High Technology, Dave Dittmer, G. Ejim, A. Louie, M. Marli, F. Al-Memar, and Pandu Salam (Closed Project)

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Optimal Assignment of Resources in a Software Project, Matt Hoskins, Bob Martin, and Kerry Spurgin (Closed Project)

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Minimum Cost Shop Loading in an Investment Casting Plant, Geoff Maffett, Teri Lee, and Cliff Hood (Closed Project)

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Strategic Implications of a CAE System Acquisition, Henry Oberhelman, John Domogalla, Raman Nayyar, and Ron Parmenter (Closed Project)

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Managing Energy Management, M. Olsen, T. Van Liew, M. Vowles, and Leonard Weitman (Closed Project)

Submissions from 1987

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Management of Engineering Projects in Remote Sites, Phil Bobzien, Joseph Howe, Kofi Oduro, and Brian Powers (Closed Project)

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Optimizing the Utilization of Personal Computers, Darrell K. Cross, Richard L. Perlas, Brian L. Ray, and Teri Lee (Closed Project)

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Managing America's Most Important Resource: Creativity, Geoff Maffett, Gary Anderson, and Robert Tovar (Closed Project)

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How to Start a Consulting Firm, Diego Montoya, Denny Dang, Barbara Theus, Easton Rankine, and Cathryn Scott (Closed Project)

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Barriers to Effective Communication, Kerry Spurgin, Matt Hoskins, Kris Winckler, and Scott Anderson (Closed Project)