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    • 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 ...
    • Demand Forecasting for Ebola Responses 

      Rains, Robert (2019)
      The accelerating global trends of urbanization, interconnectivity, and population mobility are creating the conditions to increase the frequency, severity, and velocity of future outbreaks of high threat pathogens. ...
    • Demand Forecasting of the Bike-sharing Service in Beijing 

      Liu, Terry; Fricke, Leonhard Maximilian (2018)
      In response to increasing urbanization, China seeks alternative public transportation methods, such as bike- sharing, which has demonstrated social and environmental benefits. As a result, the number of bike-sharing programs ...
    • Designing an Efficient Supply Chain for Specialty Coffee From Caldas-Colombia 

      Botero Lopez, Santiago; Chaudhry, Muhammad Salman (2020-07-24)
      The coffee industry generates annual revenues of approximately US$250 billion, with more than 60 million people depending on it globally. However, coffee farmers in producing countries are operating at a loss due to ...
    • Development and Application of an Immunization Network Design Optimization Model for UNICEF 

      Hashimoto, Yuto; Ribeiro Carretti, Henrique (2020-07-24)
      Over the past five years, immunization coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%. Immunization supply chains are expensive and complicated, and creating a model that helps optimize these supply chains is of ...
    • Driving Savings via Inbound Logistics Network Design 

      Felicio, Geraldine Mae P.; Sharma, Deepika (2018)
      A CPG company is examining its end-to-end supply chain to find opportunities to optimize both cost and visibility. One minimally tapped source of these opportunities is the inbound supply network. This report studies three ...
    • Driving the New York State hop industry to meet demand 

      Stempel, Nathan D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The craft brewing industry in New York State has grown rapidly over the past five years helped in part by New York State legislation called the Farm Brewery Act of 2012. The act imposes agricultural stipulations for breweries ...
    • Dynamic Customer Service Levels: Evolving Safety Stock Requirements for Changing Business Needs 

      Covert, Daniel Patrick; Ortiz Millán, Joaquín Alberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Retail companies struggle to maintain the appropriate levels of inventory on promotional and seasonal items due to management pressure to never be out of stock. Dynamically changing desired service levels during promotions ...
    • Dynamic Trade Policy and Supply Chain Design Within the Oil and Gas Industry 

      Sharkey, Liam (2020-07-30)
      Trade policies of the late 2010 decade are characterized by a unique combination of severity, shorter lifespan, and greater frequency. Supply chain leaders within the oil and gas industry may not recognize the full range ...
    • E-commerce and the environment: Finding the optimal location for in-store pick-up 

      Alvarado, Carla; Liu, Yangfei (2019)
      In recent years, ecommerce has been expanding at an increasing rate. Many retailers are making efforts to improve their channel integration to enhance the order fulfillments for their customers. Therefore, companies often ...
    • E-commerce based closed-loop supply chain for plastic recycling 

      Banerjee, Saikat,M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The world is facing a grave plastic waste problem. It is not new that we hear about oceanic death and morbid landfills. Only 8% of all the plastic produced is recycled in the US. This grotesque situation has been worsened ...
    • E-Commerce drop shipping : building a CPG supply chain 

      Creyts, Christopher Alan; Weisskopf, Nora (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly interested in exploring different ways to optimize their fulfillment of e-Commerce orders. An approach that is often considered is drop-shipping, where the manufacturer takes ...
    • Effect of override size on forecast value add 

      Baker, Jeffrey A. (Jeffrey Arthur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Business forecasting frequently combines quantitative time series techniques with qualitative expert opinion overrides to create a final consensus forecast. The objective of these overrides is to reduce forecast error, ...
    • The effect of supply chain visibility systems on business processes : a multi-case study analysis 

      Stanchik, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      As supply chains become more global and complex, it increases the importance of end-to-end visibility into the material, information, and financial flows of a firm. This work covers various aspects of supply chain visibility ...
    • Effects and mitigation of natural hazards in retail networks 

      García Castillo, Jorge, M.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The number of natural hazards has been increasing over the last 10 years. Understanding the impact of natural hazards on retail networks is crucial to make effective planning against disruptions. We used daily sales and ...
    • Efficient supply chain design for highly-perishable foods 

      Khamsi, Cyril; Stolear, Veronica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      To be competitive, businesses must make supply network design decisions, but often with only limited information and under uncertain conditions. How can an organization understand trade-offs between supply network decisions, ...