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Aftermarket vehicle hybridization : designing a supply network for a startup company

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dc.contributor.advisor Jarrod Goentzel. en_US
dc.contributor.author Causton, Marcus S en_US
dc.contributor.author Wu, Jianmin en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-26T14:31:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-26T14:31:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/60829
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from student submitted PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-88). en_US
dc.description.abstract Our thesis introduces a supply chain framework catered for startup companies. Startup companies face unique circumstances such as constraints on financial and human resources, and greater uncertainty in demand. From our work with XL Hybrids, a startup company that hybridizes aftermarket vehicles, as well as interviews and literature review, we have attempted to distill supply chain strategies that can be applied to startup companies. To plan XL Hybrids' supply chain, we developed models for the following aspects of their supply chain: production scheduling, capacity planning, inventory policy, and component distribution. By running different demand and pricing scenarios, we gained an understanding of the impact of these variables on the four aspects of XL Hybrid's supply chain. Based on the scenario analysis and supply chain framework that we developed, we recommend that XL Hybrids be conservative with capacity expansion while strategically sourcing key components after considering volume discounts and different distribution methods. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Marcus S. Causton and Jianmin Wu. en_US
dc.format.extent 90 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title Aftermarket vehicle hybridization : designing a supply network for a startup company en_US
dc.title.alternative Designing a supply network for a startup company en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng.in Logistics en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 697300243 en_US


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