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  • Dong, Airong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The accident analysis method called STAMP (System-Theoretic Accident Model), developed by Prof. Nancy Leveson from MIT, was used here to re-analyze a High Speed Train accident in China. On July 23rd, 2011, 40 people were ...
  • Davis, Monica K. (Monica Karin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis explores the application of commercial best practices for new technology development within the constraints of the defense contract funded research and development (R&D) environment. Key elements of successful ...
  • Bucher, Ryan Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Amgen, one of the world's leaders in biotechnology, is currently investing in ways to better serve its patients by providing new drugs sooner, and to ensure its competitiveness for years to come. One way is to increase the ...
  • Schrieber, Jared M. (Jared Martin), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    According to financial theory, open markets efficiently and effectively aggregate all available information about future events into their prices. Recent empirical evidence has shown that speculative markets, from gambling ...
  • Donohue, Michael (Michael Tiahrt) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    One of the most challenging problems in Amgen's biological manufacturing facility is adhering to the daily schedule of production tasks. Delays in non-time critical tasks have been traced to temporary workload surges that ...
  • Kaga, Akihiro, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In this thesis, real options are used to identify the optimal model for the reverse logistics process of a technology company in the circuit board business. Currently, customers return defective boards and the company ...
  • Placke, Matthew Seth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    A new approach for analyzing multiple control systems within the STPA framework has been developed and demonstrated. The new approach meets the growing need of system engineers to analyze integrated control systems, that ...
  • Xia, Diwei; Lu, Kaiye (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Supply Chain Risk Management ("SCRM") is often discussed in business and academia but is still underdeveloped as a practical tool. Many studies have examined the effects of supply chain disruptions, and many studies have ...
  • Abdymomunov, Azamat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The political transformation and transition of post-Soviet societies have led to hybrid structures in political, economic and technological domains. In such hybrid structures the roles of government, state enterprise, ...
  • Przybylko, Joshua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Public and private timberland owners continually search for new, cost effective methods to monitor and nurture their timber stand investments. Common management tasks include monitoring tree growth and tree health, estimating ...
  • Simon, Kevin Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Solar panels are not installed on an off-grid farm to save on home energy bills. Those systems are installed to enable communities to do activities that they could not do before. This thesis studies the application of ...
  • Hsieh, Min Fang, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    To improve customer service levels, Intel implemented Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) hub process for its Central Processing Unit (CPU) Finished Good (FG) inventory, which allows Intel's customers to pull inventory directly ...
  • Chu, Brandon B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Raytheon Company, a leader in aerospace and defense, has experienced tremendous growth through mergers and acquisitions. In particular, the company's Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business unit was largely formed through ...
  • Porter, Christopher Vernon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Background: Since the 1980s, the pace and dollar value of acquisitions in the US have grown at an astounding rate (Hitt, Sirower). The benefits from many of these acquisitions are elusive, with 60% of recent acquisitions ...
  • Piña, Alexander L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The current shift from centralized energy generation to a more distributed model has opened a number of choices for homeowners to provide their own power. While there are a number of systems to purchase, there are no tools ...
  • McClellan, Hannah Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Many companies have realized significant value through the application of lean principles to manufacturing and supply chain operations. Dell Inc. in particular garnered international fame for its ability to manufacture and ...
  • Frye, Matthew C. (Matthew Clinton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Early stage ship design decisions continue to be a challenge for naval architects and engineers. The complex interactions between the different elements of the ship and the broad spectrum of disciplines required in ship ...
  • Leveson, Nancy G.; Daouk, Mirna; Dulac, Nicolas; Marais, Karen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2003-06)
    Accident models play a critical role in accident investigation and analysis. Most traditional models are based on an underlying chain of events. These models, however, have serious limitations when used for complex, ...
  • Chung, Kristie (Kristie J.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Since the HITECH Act of 2009, adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems in US healthcare organizations has increased significantly. Along with the rapid increase in usage of EHR, cybercrimes are on the rise as ...
  • Tan, Shuijian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Manufacturing and life science enterprises need a flexible and effective approach to respond to industrial compliances and high complexity in stakeholder communication. The paper proposes a system engineering approach in ...
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