Each year, PPI recognizes significant contributions and thought leadership in the application of Project Production Management (PPM).

PPI presented the 2020 Technical Achievement Award to Professor Phil Kaminsky during the 7th Annual Virtual Symposium. Mr. Kaminsky is the Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley. He is currently on industrial leave at Amazon, as a Principal Research Scientist.

The Institute gave the award to Mr. Kaminsky in recognition of his long career in supply chain research, which focuses primarily on the analysis and development of robust and efficient tools and techniques for design, operation, and risk management in logistics systems and supply chains. This encompasses operational issues including the modeling and analysis of production and control systems, as well as more tactical and strategic concerns, including the integration of production, distribution, and pricing strategies, and more broadly the analysis of issues that arise in integrated supply chain management. Kaminsky received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.

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PPI works to increase the value Engineering and Construction provides to the economy and society. PPI researches and disseminates knowledge related to the application of Project Production Management (PPM) and technology for the optimization of complex and critical energy, industrial and civil infrastructure projects.