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  • Salim, Hamid M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    If we are to manage cyber security risks more effectively in today's complex and dynamic Web 2.0 environment, then a new way of thinking is needed to complement traditional approaches. According to Symantec's 2014 Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Yildirim, Cem, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Today's digital business environment is imposing a great transformation challenge on the enterprises to effectively use vast amount data in order to gain critical business insights to stay competitive. In their aim to take ...
  • Prout, Jonathan (Jonathan Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Demands for shorter lead times and smaller order quantities, a greater emphasis on sustainable sourcing, and better management of supply chain risks are challenges Li & Fung is addressing by reshaping its relationship with ...
  • 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 ...
  • Moline, Julia N. (Julia Nessa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Resource allocation decisions in post-disaster operations are challenging because of situational dynamics, insufficient information, organizational culture, political context, and urgency. We propose a methodology to create ...
  • Chittella, Sriram Kishore; Machado Teixeira, Marcos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Non-asset backed third-party logistics companies provide shippers access to a flexible source of capacity through transportation carrier spot market. The increased volatility in the trucking spot market rates is turning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sepulveda, Nestor A. (Sepulveda Morales) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Climate change poses a major challenge to society. Different sectors of society will need to respond in different ways; for the power sector, the response will require the aggressive reduction of CO2 emissions to near zero ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zhang, Biao, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Pediatric Pneumonia (PNA) is the single leading cause of death in children under five, accounting for 19% of all childhood deaths worldwide. Due to severe resource constraints on healthcare, the global burden of the disease ...
  • Cao, Elaine Phu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    During the first two decades of HIV/AIDS awareness, the U.S. and foreign governments responded slowly to the crisis. In contrast today, as the pandemic continues, initiatives of nonprofit organizations have dramatically ...
  • Broniatowski, David Andre; Wiegel, Annalisa L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2006-10)
    Mutual misunderstanding between decision-makers in the political and technical environment leads to programs that experience cost overruns, schedule delays and, often, cancellation. This paper compares and contrasts the ...
  • Datta, Shoumen Palit Austin; Lyu, JrJung; Chen, Ping-Shun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-09)
    Globalization of business and volatility of financial markets has catapulted ‘cycle-time’ as a key indicator of operational efficiency in business processes. Systems automation holds the promise to augment the ability of ...
  • Perez-Franco, Roberto, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Bahia Las Minas Corp (BLM) is a fuelpowered generating company in the Panamanian power system. The purpose of this thesis is to design and evaluate a decision-support model for managing the fuel inventory of this company. ...
  • Castillo, Aura C. (Aura Carolina); Ucev, Ethem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Reducing or increasing labor force is not always effective when done without a thorough analysis. Organizations could face negative consequences such us unbalanced workload, inefficient procedures, lost sales, and negative ...
  • Baumann, B. Marc (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The US defense acquisition system is a massive enterprise charged with developing and acquiring state-of-the-art military technology and systems. For the past 65 years, many broad-reaching studies and commissions have ...
  • Sowell, Jesse H., II (Jesse Horton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Online service providers (OSPs) such as Google, Yahoo!, and Amazon provide customized features that do not behave as conventional experience goods. Absent familiar metaphors, unraveling the full. scope and implications of ...
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