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  • Knight, Ariahna N. (Ariahna Nichole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Humanitarian logistics encapsulates all supply chain efforts in response to a disaster or emergency. Despite the increased focus on humanitarian supply chains, there is not a general method for measuring the supply chain ...
  • 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 ...
  • Williams, Joshua P. (Joshua Prop) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Program management is the art of creating success in a complex and ever changing environment. It is fueled on knowledge work. Trust and the relationships are the foundational enablers that must be actively managed and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mori, Iori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    It is widely recognized that the benefits of High Speed Rail (HSR) such as a driving force of the economy, helps us to reshape the activities of people and business. These benefits were brought to light for its reliability, ...
  • Coles, James B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Distribution demand forecasting at Zara currently considers historical sales of products modified by expert knowledge inputs in an algorithm developed to calculate the shipment required to meet demand for the next sales ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lee, Yang; Madnick, Stuart E.; Wang, Richard Y.; Wang, Forea; Zhang, Hongyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-11)
    A new breed of executive, the chief data officer (CDO), is emerging as a key leader in the organization. We provide a three-dimensional cubic framework that describes the role of the CDO. The three dimensions are: (1) ...
  • Yang, Joseph H. (Joseph Hansuk) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis provides insights into the urban heat island (UHI) effect using a model of the urban microclimate that integrates the urban geometry, anthropogenic heat emission and the rural weather condition. The study builds ...
  • 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. ...
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