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  • Badin Castro, Anuar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The recent challenges imposed by the highly competitive global automotive industry have led Ford Motor Company to search for improved product quality, performance and lower costs by leveraging the capabilities offered in ...
  • Um, Young Beom, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    A myriad of electronic retailers are contending in a battle to guard their established territories in cyberspace. Many of them are desperately searching for the key to sustainable growth and profitability as the struggle ...
  • Stanke, Alexis K. (Alexis Kristen), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    How do enterprises successfully conceive, design, deliver, and operate large-scale, engineered systems? These large-scale projects often involve high complexity, significant technical challenges, a large number of diverse ...
  • Mulqueen, Michael Jay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    A convergence of factors including a strong economy, changing demographics and increased regulatory control has resulted in a U.S. For-Hire Truckload (TL) industry that is increasingly pressed to meet shippers' needs for ...
  • Pálsson, Sigurjón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    How can financial tools like real options and hedging mitigate and create value from uncertainty in transportation? This paper describes these concepts and identifies research on them that has relevance to transportation. ...
  • Rush, Monica R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Engineers have deemed creative thinking a necessary skill in their line of work, and ABET, the accreditation board for engineering schools, can evaluate a program based on how it attempts to teach it in its courses. And ...
  • Gueneau, Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Fourty percent of all crops grown in the world today are grown using irrigation, and shifting precipitation patterns due to climate change are viewed as a major threat to food security. This thesis examines, in the framework ...
  • Kundu, Jayeeta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Detailers are one of the most powerful components of pharmaceutical marketing. Drug manufactures spend a lion's share of their marketing budgets on their detailers, and with direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing coming under ...
  • Englezos, Petros (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis looks at how supply chains of Aftermarket Products and Services are structured. The study includes an overall examination of the Aftermarket Function, as well as an overview and examination of Aftermarket Supply ...
  • Min, Jungwon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The rapid growth of Internet traffic has made Internet Service Providers (ISP) struggle to upgrade network capacity and to maintain service quality. The increase in the broadband usage impacts the cost of an ISP through ...
  • Mekler, Jeffrey S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Crowdsourcing creative work - the process of outsourcing a creative task to a large online community or crowd - has grown in popularity over the last decade and is now considered a serious design strategy. However, there ...
  • Jha, Ratan (Ratan Mohan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Many firms worldwide have adopted the process of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process where internal departments within a firm collaborate with each other to generate a demand forecast. In a collaborative demand ...
  • Basu, Probal; Kim, Eun Kyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis addresses Company X's concerns about its product shipment options. The company ships over 70% of its products to its customers using the primary service provider that ensures that the product is at the customer ...
  • Worawattananon, Prakit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The objective of this thesis is to develop a supply chain segmentation model for Company X, which is in the chemical and construction materials industry. The company sells products in an expanding Southeast Asia market. ...
  • Wang, Sam, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Intel's Fab 17, located in Hudson, Massachusetts, has experienced dramatic improvements in its cycle time performance in the last two years. These improvements have been attributed to lean implementation efforts, reduced ...
  • Rosen Ceruolo, Melissa Beth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Effective use of data is believed to be the key to address systemic inefficiencies in health innovation and delivery, and to significantly enhance value creation for patients and all stakeholders. However, there is no ...
  • Adams, Michael W. (Michael Wayne), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The components comprising the energy and environment system for electric power are both complex and data intensive. With monitoring of different system components becoming common, increasingly the limits posed on participants ...
  • Lin, Paul Hong-Yi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis presents a study of data quality enhancement opportunities in upstream oil and gas industry. Information Product MAP (IPMAP) methodology is used in reservoir pressure and reservoir simulation data, to propose ...
  • Yost, Keith A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    One of the key impediments to the development of enhanced geothermal systems is a deficiency in the tools available to project planners and developers. Weak tool sets make it difficult to accurately estimate the cost and ...
  • Pierpoint, Lara Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    If we are willing to pay a premium, we may be able to mitigate some of the long-lasting impacts of nuclear waste. Deciding how to navigate this tradeoff, between cost and waste, is a central challenge for stewards of nuclear ...
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