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    • Raw material inventory strategy for make-to-order manufacturing 

      Chandra, Vikash, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Tulley, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      What is the appropriate raw material inventory strategy for a make-to-order manufacturing company? As companies grow in size and the business environment changes over time, many companies adapt their operating policies to ...
    • Raw Material Minimum Order Quantity Optimization 

      Shenoy, Shilpa; Zhao, Ai (2019)
      The sponsoring company, wants to review their raw material ordering policy and production plan for one of their product segments. This product faces a high degree of volatility in demand and the company currently orders ...
    • Reducing Oil Well Downtime With A Machine Learning Recommender System 

      Madrid, Jesus; Min, Andrew (2020-07-24)
      The oil and gas industry plays an important role in the world’s Gross Domestic Product by providing energy resources to the world. With the price for oil commodities falling in recent years, oil and gas companies require ...
    • Reducing shipment variability through lean leveling 

      Botero Aristizabal, Melissa; Brenninkmeijer, Fabian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      High volatility in order patterns leads to supply chain wide inefficiencies and high operational costs. This issue is particularly common in the consumer goods industry due to large numbers of SKUs under management and ...
    • Replenishment Policies for Retail Pharmacies in Emerging Markets 

      Chu, Kevin; Pizano, Juan (2019)
      Pharmaceuticals account for over hundreds of billions of dollars of the global annual healthcare expenditure. Inventory management is essential for the financial health of the retail pharmaceutical industry. The retail ...
    • Resource Optimization During Merger and Acquisitions Transactions 

      Ahmed, Bilal; Jung, Sae Pil (2020-07-24)
      Mergers and Acquisitions have become means of a quick transformation for companies while basic guidelines related to resource allocation during a transaction are not available. Therefore, this capstone project set out ...
    • RFID & Analytics Driving Agility in Apparel Supply Chain 

      Kumar, Anil; Ting, Peter (2019)
      The apparel industry is facing significant challenges. Today’s consumers have less patience to wait, and omnichannel retailing is the new norm. This requires the entire apparel supply chain to become more agile, which means ...
    • Right Sizing Safety Stock and Effectively Managing Inventory Using Forecastability 

      Pan, Ni; Sweeney, Jamie (2020-08-06)
      In a commodity consumer product business, such as bottled water, the customer has the power. Therefore, the business incurs whatever cost necessary to meet demand. To reduce the cost of fulfilling demand and of stockout, ...
    • Risk Mitigation at Call Centers 

      Li, Jin; Nieto Valencia, Viviana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Climate catastrophes (i.e. tornadoes, hail, hurricanes, etc.) have a significant economic and operational impact on the operation of call centers. It was found that catastrophe events such as hurricanes critically impact ...
    • Root Cause Analysis and Impact of Unplanned Procurement on Truckload Transportation Costs 

      Aemireddy, Nishitha; Yuan, Xiyang (2019)
      The tender rejection rate by primary carriers for the TMC division of CH Robinson nearly doubled from 2015-16 to 2017-18. An increase in tender rejection rates directly results in an increase in transportation costs for ...
    • Route Clustering in Transportation with Geospatial Analysis and Machine Learning to Reduce CO2 Emissions 

      Barkah, Ade; Robert, Patrick (2018)
      The transportation sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions; hence, it is desirable to lower carbon emissions from this sector, especially with the expected growth in transportation needs from ...
    • Scenario Planning for Offshore Wind Supply Chains 2030 

      Chen, Haiyin (2020-07-24)
      The offshore wind industry is expected to be a major contributor to climate change mitigation and renewable energy transition. Supply chain challenges abound in realizing the potential of offshore wind development. This ...
    • Serialization of prescription drugs in the USA : a centralized view 

      Nabiyeva, Aisha; Wu, David Z. Y (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis explores the impact of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) on various stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Specific attention has been dedicated to the impact on manufacturers and ...
    • Simulated annealing algorithm for customer-centric location routing problem 

      Sohn, Eugene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In today's world, the e-commerce market is growing rapidly and becoming more competitive. While many players in the industry are attempting to get their share of pie, consumers are demanding faster deliveries and free ...
    • Simulation Test Bed for Drone-Supported Logistics Systems 

      McCunney, Brent; Cauwenberghe, Kristof (2019)
      Same-day delivery is an increasingly relevant logistics service because of a continued boom in e- commerce. As customer orders are submitted dynamically during the day, companies need to dispatch vehicles from distribution ...
    • SKU stratification methods in the consumer products industry 

      Jiang, Jiaxin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Steverson, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      For companies with a large number of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), it is extremely challenging, if not impossible, to manage the SKUs individually. Therefore, companies stratify SKUs into different classes and manage them ...
    • A state-level capacity utilization analysis of the U.S. natural gas transmission pipeline system and risk management for a gas-fueled nation 

      Sittler, Lauren E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The U.S. energy portfolio is set to undergo drastic change in the coming decades. Policies to reduce emissions combined with growing demand for energy will test existing infrastructure. Large reserves of shale gas provide ...
    • A study of freight performance and carrier strategy 

      Bleggi, Caroline C; Zhou, Frederick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This research analyzed freight performance to determine the groupings of attributes that influence carrier performance. Binary logistic regression and hierarchical clustering were used to identify individual and groupings ...
    • A Study of Shipper Performance in the Less-Than-Truckload Market 

      Yin, Ben (Bin); Rallis, Christos W. (2018)
      When it comes to LTL shipping, it can be tough for shippers to get the performance that they expect due to the makeup of LTL networks. On-time performance is dependent on many more factors than in full truckload shipping. ...
    • Supply Chain Coopetition: A Simulation Model to Explore Competitive Advantages in Logistics 

      Pedreira, Henrique Berbel; Melo, Tarso (2020-07-24)
      Supply chains continuously face pressure to increase efficiency and differentiation to support business continuity. A not yet fully explored way to face this challenge is coopetition, where two competitor companies decide ...