News

PAI featured in May 2015 issue of LAtitude

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015

Last month's LAtitude "Velocity 2.0" article highlighted the increasing momentum of the USDOT's Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) Project in and around the LA-Long Beach port complex. While FRATIS Phase I testing was completed in March, the USDOT authorized funding for a new round of testing in Phase II, which will include a larger pool of marine terminals, cargo owners and drayage companies. Productivity Apex is leading these Phase II efforts to help the many public and private sector partners bridge the current communication and information gaps through intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. Follow the link below to read the full article:

http://www.portoflosangeles.org/latitude/article.php?a=237&p=/May_2015/articles/Velocity_2_0

PAI extends operations to LA/Long Beach

Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015

Productivity Apex has secured a dedicated office space to expand its presence in the Los Angeles/Long Beach region. Over the past three years, PAI has built strong relationships with the Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, marine terminal operators, local drayage operators, and many movers and shakers within the regional transportation community. PAI's contributions to this critical region began with the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Systems (FRATIS) Demonstration Project. The project enabled testing the FRATIS in the Los Angeles/Gateway Cities region to determine its effectiveness in improving intermodal truck utilization; improving and automating the process in which containers are transferred between marine terminals and drayage companies; and from both of these objectives, achieve improvements in regional freight mobility and air quality.

The resulting success led to PAI being competitively awarded a second phase in a new contract to enhance the Drayage Optimization Proof-of-Concept Application developed during the FRATIS prototype in Los Angeles. The focus of these follow-on efforts is on enhancing communications between the marine terminal operators and drayage fleet operations, and developing and deploying a Corridor Optimization for Freight in Los Angeles. PAI's regional office in Long Beach, CA demonstrates the company's commitment to growing its area presence; optimizing regional freight movements and operations; diminishing regional congestion, fuel use, and road wear; improving air quality; and facilitating increased trade.

You'll find us at 444 West Ocean, Suite 800 | Long Beach, CA 90802.

PAI now certified DBE in state of California

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has certified Productivity Apex as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) under the U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE Program. USDOT DBE regulations require state and local transportation agencies that receive USDOT financial assistance, to establish goals for the participation of DBEs.

To learn more about how PAI can add value to your team while contributing to DBE subcontracting goals, please email mmollagha@productivityapex.com. To find us in the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) database, please visit www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/find_certified.htm

Productivity Apex Awarded Seaport-e ID/IQ Contract

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015

Productivity Apex is proud to have been awarded a SeaPort-e Enhanced Contract. SeaPort-e is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contract for a wide range of engineering, technical, and programmatic services and solutions for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps.

The 22 functional service areas within the scope of the SeaPort-e contracts include: 1) research and development support; 2) engineering system engineering and process engineering support; 3) modeling, simulation, stimulation and analysis support; 4) prototyping, pre-production, model-making and fabric support; 5) system design documentation and technical data support; 6) software engineering, development, programming and network support; 7) reliability, maintainability and availability support; 8) human factors, performance and usability engineering support; 9) system safety engineering support; 10) configuration management support; 11) quality assurance support; 12) information system development, information assurance and information technology support; 13) ship inactivation and disposal support; 14) interoperability, test and evaluation, trials support; 15) measurement facilities, range and instrumentation support; 16) acquisition logistics support; 17) supply and provisioning support; 18) training support; 19) in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support; 20) program support; 21) functional and administrative support; and 22) public affairs and multimedia support.

Productivity Apex Honored by Metro Orlando EDC

Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

PAI has been named Orange County Regional Innovator of the Year at the 2014 Schwartz Tech Awards, which took place last week at the Church Street Station in downtown Orlando. PAI founder and CEO, Mansooreh Mollaghasemi, accepted the award on Tuesday, September 30. “We are so humbled to accept this award,” said Dr. Mollaghasemi. “Our achievements are made possible by our talented and dedicated team with whom I have the pleasure of working each day. We share in this accomplishment and in making our community a better place for us all.”

The Schwartz Tech awards are a prestigious recognition event presented to select Central Florida companies by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), in conjunction with the Orlando Tech Association and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The Regional Innovator award is given to companies that create, develop and successfully implement products, ideas and processes that positively impact the Central Florida community. Listen to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs congratulate PAI on its success at their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL6JjCmxq0c).

FHWA awards contract to PAI for Impact Assessment of Smart Roadside Initiative (SRI) Prototype

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

PAI has been selected to conduct an impacts assessment of an SRI prototype application that will be deployed at four U.S. test sites. In addition to analyzing the impacts of deploying SRI technology to commercial vehicle enforcement operations, the assessment includes extrapolating observed findings from site testing to estimate the effectiveness and impact of larger-scale SRI operational deployments at both the corridor level and nationwide.

New contract awarded by FHWA to examine Port of Charleston operations

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

PAI has been selected to develop and document business process mapping for a FRATIS implementation at the Port of Charleston marine terminal. The information gathered under this contract will help identify potential impacts of a FRATIS implementation and target opportunities for improvement within the Port of Charleston’s terminal operations, including drayage optimization, dynamic truck routing, and enhanced communication between the port and the trucking companies.

PAI is awarded FRATIS Los Angeles extension contract

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

PAI has been selected by the FHWA to extend the work performed to date in deploying the C-TIP drayage optimization application in Los Angeles, specifically focusing on the drayage operations at the marine terminals. The PAI team will focus on three enhancements: developing and deploying an enhanced optimization algorithm that uses new data sources as input; enabling seamless integration and data exchange between the optimization application and the drayage operator’s order management system; and enhancing the communication capability (i.e., message content and quantity) and bidirectional information exchange between drayage operators and marine terminals via the optimization application.

New project to develop Enhancement Application for TxDOT I-35 Traveler Information During Construction (TIDC) system

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

PAI has been awarded a contract that builds on its C-TIP drayage optimization application to provide an intelligent truck routing tool to trucking companies and freight carriers operating along the central Texas I-35 corridor. The enhanced system will utilize various components of the TxDOT I-35 TIDC system to incorporate high fidelity traffic and construction data in the optimization process. This work will help reduce traffic congestion induced by freight movements, reduce safety-related incidents on the corridor, and maximize the productivity of participating drivers and companies.

PAI is awarded a contract by the City of San Antonio, Texas to implement an Inspector Route Optimization application

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

PAI is awarded a contract by the City of San Antonio, Texas to implement an Inspector Route Optimization application. The application will be used by the City's Development Service Department to generate daily optimum route plans for inspectors. PAI will deploy its state of the art routing optimization solution with a customized engine and algorithm for the City's specific operational constraints and working environment. PAI solution was proven to provide improvements in efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.

New Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation Project Awarded by large Chemical Company

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013

PAI is awarded a contract by one of the largest chemical companies in the world to model, analyze, and optimize their supply chain to determine the inventory levels of raw material, intermediaries, and final products with the goal of minimizing the risk of demand fulfillment while optimizing working capital.

PAI is awarded a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center for transportation network optimization

Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012

New Contract Awarded to Support Cambridge Systematics FRATIS Project in Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL

Posted: Monday, October 01, 2012

PAI and team are awarded the third option year of the KLXS contract by NASA

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PAI and team are awarded the third option year of the KLXS contract by NASA. This support includes planning and development of concepts of operation, architectures, requirements, and verification/validation of ground systems to support flight vehicles, logistics planning, and spacecraft integration to provide safe and effective launch systems for future human exploration.

PAI and team are awarded the second option year of the KLXS contract by NASA

Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011

PAI and team are awarded the second option year of the KLXS contract by NASA. This support includes planning and development of concepts of operation, architectures, requirements, and verification/validation of ground systems to support flight vehicles, logistics planning, and spacecraft integration to provide safe and effective launch systems for future human exploration.

PAI and team are awarded the first option year of the KLXS contract by NASA

Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

PAI and team are awarded the first option year of the KLXS contract by NASA. This support includes planning and development of concepts of operation, architectures, requirements, and verification/validation of ground systems to support flight vehicles, logistics planning, and spacecraft integration to provide safe and effective launch systems for future human exploration.

PAI is on the winning KLXS team supporting SAIC in a contract awarded by NASA

Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009

PAI is on the winning KLXS team supporting SAIC as prime contractor. The KLXS contract awarded by NASA, Kennedy Space Center is a 5 year effort with a base year and 4 option years. This contract provides support to the NASA Ground Systems Development and Operations Program Office by providing technical and programmatic support to the KSC LX organization. This support includes planning and development of concepts of operation, architectures, requirements, and verification/validation of ground systems to support flight vehicles, logistics planning, and spacecraft integration to provide safe and effective launch systems for future human exploration.