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Enabling strategic fulfillment : a decision support tool for fulfillment network optimization

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dc.contributor.advisor David Simchi-Levi and Stephen Graves. en_US
dc.contributor.author Drake, Bryan (Bryan G.) en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T18:12:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T18:12:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73440
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; in conjunction with the Leaders for Global Operations Program at MIT, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 48). en_US
dc.description.abstract Dell's Third-Party (3P) Product network uses several different order fulfillment methods, though the determination of which products are fulfilled under which method is not clearly delineated. We have developed a tool to assist in the decision making process for Dell's 3P distribution network. This tool transparently presents the results of cost modeling and forecast variance simulation while maintaining usability to achieve broad adoption and exert influence on product fulfillment method decisions. The cost model created takes into account product, overhead, logistics, and capital costs and has the capability to deal with volume uncertainties through simulation. This tool solidifies the discussion around choosing the correct fulfillment method decision process and is the first step towards quantifying the fulfillment method decision. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Bryan Drake. en_US
dc.format.extent 48 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 Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.title Enabling strategic fulfillment : a decision support tool for fulfillment network optimization en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 810143473 en_US


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