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  • Dev, Nishanth K. (Nishanth Krishna) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As medical device manufacturers operating in the Asia-Pacific region are planning for increased demand in the near future, they must evaluate their manufacturing footprint strategies to determine if they are getting the ...
  • Jiang, Ming (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Akamai, a high tech company based in Cambridge Massachusetts, is a market leader in global Content Delivery Network (CDN) industry. To fully leverage opportunities and also tackle challenges in market, the company has been ...
  • Yoder, Brent E. (Brent Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis covers work done at Tracks Energy, a regulated utility, to develop a strategic roadmap for supply chain process improvement. The focus of Tracks Energy has always been on keeping the lights on and the gas flowing ...
  • Khawaji, Ibrahim A. (Ibrahim Abdullah) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The chemical processing industry has faced challenges with achieving improvements in safety performance, and accidents continue to occur. When accidents occur, they usually have a confluence of multiple factors, suggesting ...
  • Datta, Subhrangshu, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is based on the author's experience as an intern at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The Broad Institute has been working on applying and implementing traditional manufacturing process improvement tools ...
  • Chou, Chih-Fen, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    While companies are looking for a single solution or a set of metrics that they can apply to measure their supply chain performance, it is clear that such a single solution does not exist. An effective supply chain performance ...
  • Quiñonez, Carlo G. (Carlo Gabriel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Strategic sourcing is a key factor in enhancing Nike's competitiveness and organizational and operational performances. As Nike faces increasing pressure to expand margins and reduce source base risk during a climate of ...
  • Mellein, Jason Antoine; Shockley, Daniel Allen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    For companies pursuing opportunities by expanding manufacturing to new markets, one major challenge is unavoidable: identifying and developing capable, local suppliers. In developing markets suppliers often lack the cutting ...
  • Johnson, Briana F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    With an economy and customer base that is global, companies are increasingly expanding outside their home country's borders. Many times this is done to take advantage of lower labor or material rates, to increase proximity ...
  • Maro, Judith C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Postmarket data on prescription medical product performance has historically been incomplete, underutilized, and mismanaged to inform safety and comparative clinical effectiveness. Congress has tasked the Food and Drug ...
  • Feller, Brian (Brian C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Total landed cost and supply chain risk analysis are methods that many companies use to assess strategic sourcing decisions. For this project, landed cost is defined as those costs associated with material movement from a ...
  • Muñoz, Daniel, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rivera Virgüez, Myriam Liliana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The Panamanian government is executing an aggressive economic growth initiative to transform the country into a regional logistics hub, like Singapore or Dubai. Two elements of the initiative are expansion of the Panama ...
  • Koul, Ashish, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Verizon Wireless maintains a call center infrastructure employing more than 15,000 customer care representatives across the United States. The current resource management process requires a lead time of several months to ...
  • DeScioli, Derek T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis determines how to design the supply chain policies in a hospital for the wide array of products that exist there. This research was done through interviewing staff and analyzing data of two hospitals implementing ...
  • Toole, Jameson Lawrence (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Increasingly, the world we live in is digital, mobile, and online. As a consequence, many of your seemingly mundane actions are recorded, archived, and for the first time widely accessible to both the generators and curators ...
  • Spiniak, Juan (Spiniak Irarrazaval) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Homes are becoming increasingly connected as new technologies allow users to access media and information from any-device at anytime. Notebooks, HDTVs, smartphones, media servers, photo cameras, and video cameras, all form ...
  • Cameron, Bruce Gregory; Pertuze, Julio A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2009-12)
    We investigate the incidence of links between the historical discipline of scientific management and the modern study of strategy development. Despite a century’s separation, these two disciplines share noticeable commonality ...
  • Tibazarwa, Augustine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Process automation vendors must consider agility as a basis to gain a competitive edge in innovation. Process Automation systems can impact the operating cost of manufacturing equipment, the safe control of large quantities ...
  • Stein, Naomi; Sussman, Joseph M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-07)
    Globalization and the interconnectivity of the economy have magnified the role of regions, restructuring social and economic relationships into networks that span increasing distances. At the same time, greater attention ...
  • Shefali, Shweta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Our current Healthcare system has multiple problems and it is widely perceived that it is not able to provide quality affordable healthcare to all Americans; millions of Americans are without Health Insurance. The Affordable ...
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