Student Spotlight: Rico Polim

7/10/2015

Status: Senior Schreyer Scholar pursuing his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering simultaneously

Hometown: Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia

Projected Graduation Date: May 2016

Thesis adviser: Soundar Kumara

Recent Awards: Polim was awarded the 2014-2015 E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation. The $4,000 fellowship supports full-time students enrolled in a graduate program for manufacturing engineering or industrial engineering in the United States or Canada.

He was also presented with a research grant worth $1,100 by the Schreyer Honors College for documenting his seven-month internship at Case New Holland (CNH) Industrial.

Current Internship: CNH Industrial is a global company that designs, produces, and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and specialty vehicles, and offers a broad portfolio of powertrain applications. 

In his position as a visibility and procurement analyst, Polim predicts how long it will take for a shipment to reach its destination while factoring in such variables as congestion, adverse weather, limited information, and data quality. 

"In this internship, I am combining the principles of data analytics and supply chain engineering—both key concepts in industrial engineering—to solve the issues surrounding the logistics of delivering CNH equipment to and/or from its different entities," said Polim.

Other: Polim served as team co-captain of Penn State's 2015 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student design team, which placed 33rd at the SAE international competition held May 13-16 at Michigan International Speedway. More than 120 teams from around the world competed in the event that showcases the automotive engineering skills of the student teams.

 

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Pamela Krewson Wertz

pmk128@psu.edu

Polim at the unveiling of the Penn State SAE formula car on May 4.

Polim at the unveiling of the Penn State SAE formula car on May 4.

"In this internship, I am combining the principles of data analytics and supply chain engineering—both key concepts in industrial engineering—to solve the issues surrounding the logistics of delivering CNH equipment to and/or from its different entities."

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Pamela Krewson Wertz
pmk128@psu.edu
814-863-2357
@Penn_State_IME
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
 
 

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