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  • Gentiletti, Andrea (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Network design has been successfully used by numerous organizations to achieve supply chain excellence through cost effectiveness and superior utilization of resources. This thesis addresses how network optimization methods ...
  • Joyce, Michael (Michael Sagar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Why do some new initiatives fail while others succeed? This thesis attempts to answer this complex question by investigating the failure of a defect tracking initiative at Amazon and examining how a reintroduction of the ...
  • Wu, Marcus Shihong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Program failures have plagued the defense and aerospace industry for decades, as unanticipated cost and schedule overruns have rendered the development of systems ineffective in terms of time and cost considerations. This ...
  • Ha, Wei-Kwan Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis examines how companies tactically design flexible supply chains for new product launches. The research focus is on different strategies and tactics used by original equipment manufacturers to improve supply ...
  • Smith, Zachary R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Amazon.com, one of the largest and most profitable online retailers, has been experiencing such dramatic growth rates that it must continually update and modify its fulfillment process in order to meet customer demand for ...
  • Tappan, Jacqueline M. (Jacqueline Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The role of unmanned vehicles in military and commercial environments continues to expand, resulting in Shared Manned-Unmanned (SMU) domains. While the introduction of unmanned vehicles can have many benefits, humans ...
  • Dong, Qi; Whitney, Daniel E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2001-09)
    This paper presents a technique to obtain a Design Structure Matrix (DSM) from a Design Matrix (DM). This technique enables us to obtain the design information flow pattern at early stage of the design, and apply the DSM ...
  • Anstey, Brian (Brian Mark), II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    ABB Schweiz AG has experienced substantial growth in demand for the innovative energy management and conversion products designed and assembled by the Medium Voltage Automation Products Division. This demand has fully ...
  • Botla, Purushotham (Purushotham Shriramulu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Adoption of social network sites and use of smart phones with number of sensors in them has digitized user's activities in real-time. Smart phone applications such as calendar, email, and notes contain lot of user information ...
  • Ponce-Cueto, Eva; Blanco, Edgar E.; Duque Ciceri, Natalia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-06)
    The main aim of this paper is to propose a multi-waste mix integer lineal programming model for locating sorting facilities in a three-level (local, regional, and central) reverse logistic network. The objective of the ...
  • Silver, Matthew Robin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Long term human space exploration depends on the development of a sustainable heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV). But what exactly is sustainability in the context of launch systems and how can it addressed in the design ...
  • Mahidhar, Vikram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The research contained in this thesis explores design attributes of the enterprise performance measurement system required for the transformation to the lean enterprise and its management. Arguments are made from the ...
  • Carrigan, Geoffrey P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    A recent search of headlines shows a high number of maritime collisions and accidents. The USS Hartford, a nuclear submarine, recently surfaced into an oil tanker just after the running aground of the USS Port Royal in ...
  • Hassan, Gimba, 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Electrification of many automotive functions and the desire to introduce many new features are dramatically increasing the electrical power requirements of vehicles. The increasing power demands are becoming very challenging ...
  • Hanowsky, Michael; Sussman, Joseph M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2008-10)
    A Ground Delay Program (GDP) is an initiative used by the FAA to manage the rate at which aircraft demand arrival at capacity-constrained airports. In this paper, we adapt a framework developed by Mitchell et al. (1997) ...
  • Donohoo-Vallett, Pearl Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The growth of location-constrained renewable generators and the integration of electricity markets in the United States and Europe are forcing transmission planners to consider the design of interconnection-wide systems. ...
  • Vakil, Bindiya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The practice of outsourcing product design to a service provider is prevalent in fast-moving high-tech electronics. Product design affects all subsequent activities such as procurement, manufacturing, logistics and after-sales ...
  • Jones, Adam T. (Adam Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Modern Naval Architects use a variety of computer design tools to explore feasible options for clean sheet ship designs. Under the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division ...
  • Luo, Jianxi; Magee, Christopher L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2010-06)
    Hierarchies occur widely in evolving self-organizing ecological, biological, technological and social networks, but detecting and comparing hierarchies is difficult. Here we present a metric and technique to quantitatively ...
  • Usman, Khalid, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This research applies data mining techniques to give a picture of the interaction of performance variables such as between stock-outs and store attributes, and stock-outs and other variables including store sales, income ...
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