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    • Machine Learning and Optimization-Based Modeling for Asset Management 

      Casey, Justin; Rafavy, Carlos (2020-07-24)
      This capstone project is sponsored by a water technology company and particularly covers its industrial pump rental business across the United States. With millions of dollars of annual spending for pump mobilization, ...
    • Manufacturing Digital Transformation Strategy for FMCG 

      Gallo Orjuela, Sara; Ortega Camacho, Anais (2020-08-06)
      Manufacturing companies are facing serious challenges to survive and succeed in the market in this ever-changing economy. The FMCG industry is not unaware of these challenges, and therefore, many leading manufacturing ...
    • Manufacturing risk assessment and uncertainty analysis for early stage (Pre-phase III) pharmaceutical drug production 

      Chen, Emily, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry are growing increasingly more complex and expanding their geographic reach both in manufacturing production and to the end consumer, the patient. Physical development, manufacturing ...
    • A metaheuristic approach to optimizing a multimodal truck and drone delivery system 

      Kuang, Yue(Yue Rick) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      The success of e-commerce continues to push the bounds of delivery services as customers expect near instant fulfillment at little additional cost. This demand for delivery performance and operational cost efficiency has ...
    • Mirroring payment terms and lead times 

      Dale, Matthew J.M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      In a simple representation of a supply chain, products flow from suppliers to customers, and currency flows from customers to suppliers. The period it takes a supplier to satisfy a customer order is called lead time. The ...
    • Mobilizing project-driven supply chains in the chemical industry 

      Mok, Sze Xin; Moretto, Ruggero (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The company sponsoring our project is a leading chemical manufacturer, supplying a wide range of products on a global scale. One of the most interesting lines of business the company operates is to supply specialty chemicals ...
    • Modeling Large Scale e-Commerce Distribution Networks 

      Calero, Nelson; Zhang, Yao (2019)
      As urbanization and e-commerce continue to grow at a rapid rate, companies are rethinking the way they operate their final-mile distribution networks to prepare for the scaling of their costs. How can companies leverage ...
    • Modeling regulatory impacts on medical device supply chains 

      Medina, Melissa (Melissa M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Changing regulatory requirements continues to be an increasingly complex issue in the medical device industry. Regulations place stress on regional supply chains across the world. Most recently, the European Parliament ...
    • Multi-echelon inventory modeling and supply redesign 

      Scott, Patrick (Patrick James); Xu, Boxi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Many businesses struggle to optimize the flow of inventory and finished goods through existing plants and facilities. The integration of inventory costs, organizational processes, and changing business dynamics make it ...
    • Multi-stop trucking : a study on cost and carrier acceptance 

      Chen, Xiaojia (Xiaojia Amy); Tsai Yang, Shang Lin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Multi-stop truckload has been gaining importance in recent years as part of a shift away from Less-than-truckload freight. In our research, we sought to understand how the price and carrier behavior vary as the number of ...
    • A natural language processing approach to improve demand forecasting in long supply chains 

      Teo, William W. J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Information sharing is one of the established approaches to improve demand forecasting and reduce the bullwhip effect, but it is infeasible to do so effectively in a long supply chain. Using the polystyrene industry as a ...
    • Network Design for Mid-day Meal Program 

      Singh, Priyanka; Noor, Afsaruzzaman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The Mid-day Meal program is an initiative taken by the Government of India to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. It involves many agencies and NGOs. Akshaya Patra is the most popular and ...
    • Network Design Model for Fuel Retail 

      Castro, Fabio Amaral de; Mulama, Bonaventure (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      A small chain of gas stations in Brazil intends to expand to new retail locations. Which factors should it consider when locating new stations, in order to better leverage a combination of product prices and transportation ...
    • Obsolescence reduction through product segmentation 

      Rajan, Ranjani; Wang, Ying (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The Hershey Company faces a risk of obsolescence across its supply chain as it follows the First In First Out (FIFO) technique at its manufacturing plant distribution center instead of distributing goods based on either ...
    • An Omnichannel Distribution Model to Better Serve Online Customers 

      Aouad, Wassim; Ganapathi, Nikhil (2020-07-24)
      With the rising adoption of e-commerce and online shopping, many retailers are facing the challenge of transitioning across channels to offer a seamless customer experience. One way of addressing this challenge consists ...
    • Omnichannel Supply Chain Transformation for Third Party Logistics Providers 

      Kamranpour, Neysan; Konnerth, Marion (2019)
      E-commerce and store fulfilment operations have traditionally been held separate as multichannel supply chains because of their different operational requirements. Omnichannel distribution makes inventory available to ...
    • Online Grocery & Omnichannel Strategy: Predicting Home Delivery Adoption 

      Alberts, Ryan Alexander; Lahad Abinader, Antoine (2018)
      The traditional way to reach customers in e-commerce is home delivery. Retailers have expanded fulfillment options to include picking up from a store, locker, 3rd-party collection point, and more. This study focuses on two ...
    • Operating Strategies for a Segmented Supply Chain 

      Orende, Bernadette (2018)
      An operations strategy is a method or plan of action that corporations employ to reach their goals. A good strategy enables a company to operate efficiently and use its resources effectively. The purpose of this capstone ...
    • Optimal Green Fleet Composition Using Machine Learning 

      Patil, Vrushali; Samaha, Elissar (2019)
      Due to the use of petroleum-based fuel, the transportation sector is one of the two principal contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and its contributions are expected to double by 2050. Freight sector contributes to ...
    • Optimal inventory model for managing demand-supply mismatches for perishables with stochastic supply 

      lyer Nurani, Vishwanathan Parameshwaran. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      While festivals bring a reason to cheer for everyone, businesses dealing with a spike in demand for perishables may have to live with the misery of lost sales and/or expired items. In the case of the dairy industry that ...