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    • Balancing product flow and synchronizing transportation 

      Andleigh, Priya; Bullock, Jeffrey Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Traditionally, production and transportation planning processes are managed separately in organizations. In such arrangements, order processing, load planning, and transportation scheduling are often done sequentially, ...
    • Behavioral Management Patterns: Small Firms’ Recipe for Growth 

      Chacra, Fadi; Rocha, Joshua (2019)
      More than 99% of the companies in the world are micro, small, or medium size enterprises and account for ~70% of the jobs, on average, in OECD countries. However, due to a lack of productivity, among other factors, only a ...
    • Beyond the Seaport: Assessing the Inland Container Transport Chain Using System Dynamics 

      Toukan, Mamoun; Chan, Hoi Ling (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The significance of seaports in enabling global trade and impacting global supply chains require them to operate efficiently. Due to the required interactions, seaports are not only affected by their operations, but by ...
    • Building Sustainable Supply Chains in the Era of e-Commerce 

      Gatmaitan, Christian; Yangali Del Pozo, Lisha (2020-07-24)
      Consumer preferences are driving changes within the retail space. E-Commerce is growing rapidly and there are increased pressures on companies to be environmentally friendly, yet still cost-competitive. Therefore, it is ...
    • Capacity management and make-vs.-buy decisions/ 

      Nidhi, Akansha; Riad, Fady (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      The oil and gas industry is characterized by unpredictable boom and busts cycles. Companies must manage capacity to be able to quickly meet increasing demand during boom cycles and survive when oil prices go down. During ...
    • Capacity planning under demand and manufacturing uncertainty for biologics 

      Luo, Sifo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Due to the long lead times and complexity in drug development and approval processes, pharmaceutical companies use long range planning to plan their production for the next 10 years. Capacity planning is largely driven by ...
    • Closing the Food Access Gap in American Underserved Communities 

      Taylor, Jamal; Baretto, Luiz Paulo Silva (2020-10-29)
      Malnutrition is a global issue that affects millions of people across the world. Malnutrition is not just the lack of food, but also consists of the overabundance of unhealthy food due to a lack of healthy food. This ...
    • Closing the gap between information and payment flows in a digital transformation 

      Smith, Michael Sean,M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Companies spend significant resources on digital transformation projects that do not always meet expectations. This thesis contends that these projects fail or fall short because organizations do not consider the three ...
    • CO2 Emissions of Innovative Last Mile Delivery Solutions 

      Egorov, Fedor (2020-08-06)
      This work studies the impact of innovative last mile delivery solutions on the amount of produced CO2 emissions. An innovative last mile delivery solution is defined as a truck that carries a drone and together in tandem ...
    • Combinatorial Reverse Auctions in Construction Procurement 

      Al Shaqsi, Salim (2018)
      Construction procurement often involves negotiations between many parties over multitudes of components. The process of allocating contracts to suppliers is generally a complex process involving multiple decision makers ...
    • Comparative Evaluation of Drone Delivery Systems in Last-Mile Delivery 

      Garcia, Oriol; Santoso, Antonius (2019)
      With the latest technological advancement, the use of drones has emerged as an innovative and viable business solution for last-mile distribution. An efficient drone delivery system has to address the classic vehicle routing ...
    • Comparison and Financial Assessment of Demand Forecasting Methodologies for Seasonal CPGs 

      Gundogdu, Burak; Maloney, Jeffrey (2019)
      Forecast accuracy is an ongoing challenge for made-to-stock companies. For highly seasonal fast-moving consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies like King’s Hawaiian, an improved forecast accuracy can have significant ...
    • Conditions for Deep Supplier Engagement: A Cross-Case Comparison 

      Gerhart, Gina (2020-07-24)
      Building deep, strategic supplier relationships has come to the forefront of companies’ goals in recent years. There are many different strategic sourcing methodologies available to procurement professionals. However, ...
    • Continuous Multi-eEchelon Inventory Optimization 

      Mathur, Sundeep (2020-07-24)
      Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex systems that drive significant investments in inventory throughout the network. Our sponsor for this project uses a multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) model ...
    • Cost-benefit analysis of a blockchain-based supply chain finance solution 

      Panuparb, Patara. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      During the past few years, blockchain technology has shown great potential to disrupt existing supply chain finance solutions, as it could increase the efficiency of invoice processing and provide a more transparent and ...
    • Data Aggregation for Data Analytics in Medical Device Supply Chains 

      Lamas Oporto, Gabriela; Alhalafawy, Sherif (2020-07-30)
      Product visibility in the medical device supply chain is a challenge for suppliers, distributors, and hospitals. The lack of visibility makes managing inventory complex, and it is made more difficult when businesses have ...
    • Dealing with Complexities in Digital Supply Chain 

      Brillante, Jamica; Lee, Yoon-Joo (2020-08-06)
      The digital supply chain is rapidly evolving, putting greater pressure on suppliers to adopt to the dynamic demands of the buyers. This paper explores how supply chain complexities and buyer-supplier relationships as a ...
    • Decoding the secret to faster drug production through simulation modeling 

      Tsai, Mimi L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      For many manufacturing facilities, process improvement efforts are a luxury when faced with heightened competitive pressures and a fast-paced work environment where fires are constantly being fought. This need for speed ...
    • Decoupled Capacity with Powerloop 

      Fankhauser, Elisa; Li, Ge (2019)
      With the current imbalance of supply and demand of truck drivers in the U.S., improving driver utilization is critical to secure reliable freight transportation. The largest source of downtime for carriers is the time spent ...
    • Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management for Spare Parts 

      Chawla, Gaurav; Miceli, Vitor (2019)
      Spare parts management is an essential operation in the supply chain of many companies, owing to its strategic importance in supporting equipment availability and continuity of operations. In many supply chains, the demand ...