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Special projects are designed for Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) students as well as participants in the International Alliance Program (IIT Paris/IIT Europe Program).  IIT Europe students come from overseas technical universities to IIT to complete a project while also satisfying graduate level requirements at their home university. Each student may select and research a topic that is directly related to their academic and professional goals and interests. Students interested in pursuing a graduate special project should make an appointment to discuss their project ideas with Mr. Mazin Safar, INTM Program Director (

INTM Student Projects

This project is a study of Multi-Criteria Decision Methods (MCDM) used by companies to evaluate and select suppliers who play critical roles in their supply chains.

This project is about finding solutions to sustain organic agriculture which has experienced growth of more than $30 billion in the last decade.  The premise is that with improvements in supply chain management, organic farming could progressively replace conventional agriculture.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems can be defined as computer programs that use advanced mathematical algorithms or logic to perform optimization or simulation on finite capacity scheduling, sourcing, capital planning, resource planning, forecasting, demand management, and others (API

The explosion of ecommerce in the last few years has opened new ways of offering food and groceries, for restaurants, supermarkets and grocery stores.  Using detailed studies of customer profiles, this project analyzes the new paradigm in the US food industry and the various markets aroused.

This project examines the various types of Additive Manufacturing, and provides an overview of some of the emerging trends in potential uses for these processes across a variety of industries in the next 1-20 years.