With IBM's Rational Software Architect, or "RSA", using data analytics and Java 1.8 we wrote a system to estimate anticipated parts demand
to build vehicles still under development. The estimates generated are used to negotiate with third party parts suppliers to
line them up for when the vehicle is ready for production and sale in the marketplace. This work included an implementation
of Multi-Valued Decision Diagrams,
or MDD's; weighted order technique, using IBM/Ilog CPlex; and, an implementation of
convex hull theory. The majority of
the processing was run on Ford's High-Performance Computing environment.