地理之友

Chih, Ching Kang (Ken)

學歷:sam-42

Princeton Univ., Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Operations Research (1986)
M.A. Civil Engineering, Transportation (1983)
UT Austin, M.S. Community & Regional Planning Princeton Univ.(1981)
NTU, B.S. Geography (1977)

 

職業:

Transportation and Logistics

 

故事分享:

My interest was always in transportation, even though I had different degrees my focus was always around transportation and logistics. My first drop was a summer intern in 1980 with the Taipei City Planning Department focused in transportation planning involved in the subway system plan. My second job was with the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) of the Executive Yuan in Taiwan in 1983. With two masters degree one in planning and the other in civil engineering and transportation, I was responsible for reviewing all transportation projects that were above NT$500 million. Later on I found that a Ph.D. degree was very important in the government and went back to Princeton in the end of1984 to finish my dissertation. After finishing my dissertation at Princeton in 1985, my advisor asked me to join his company ALK Associates to apply my dissertation to the railroad industry. We were able to optimize the locomotive dispatch close to real-time for the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) on the computer mainframe ending up saving UP over US$400 million in three years time. And they are still running the Locomotive Management System (LMS) today. In 1990 I was recruited by American Airlines Decision Technologies (AADT) in Dallas and was responsible for applying the airline yield management technologies to related industries. Later on in 1993 I was recruited by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) in Hong Kong to rewrite all mainframe applications with yield management considerations. The system IRIS-2 (Integrated Regional Information System) is a global system that covers over 250 offices in 60 countries using an object oriented development approach in automating its process. Since the successful deployment of the system in year 2000, OOCL has become the most profitable carrier in the industry with over US$600 million profit in both 2004 and 2005. After learning land, air and sea transportation I will be moving on to another industry beyond 2006. And hopefully be able to learn and continue to contribute to society.