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  • Méndez de la Luz, Diego A., 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Achieving a significant reduction in order-to-shipment lead-time of remanufactured diesel engines can dramatically decrease the amount of finished goods inventory that Caterpillar needs to carry in order to meet its delivery ...
  • Range, Ashleigh Royalty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is currently the nation's top ranked hospital and is the largest in New England. With over 900 hospital beds and approximately 38,000 operations performed each year, MGH's operating ...
  • Sells, Marc Eugene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis evaluates and then recommends improvements to the process used to correct errors found in the Boeing 787 final assembly operations, known as the corrective action process. The goal is to reduce the time and ...
  • Lee, Ungtae (Jeremy Ungtae) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In light of recent military budget cuts, there has been a recent focus on determining methods to reduce the cost of Navy ships. A RAND National Defense Research Institute study showed many sources of cost escalation for ...
  • Hurtado Schwarck, Armando Miguel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This research demonstrates through a comprehensive case study, the application of Lean manufacturing techniques, specifically Value Stream Mapping, to a product development organization in the mass consumer products industry. ...
  • Mody, Amil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis describes a proposed risk identification process that is intended to systematically identify potential risks that could materialize within a company's supply chain that would affect component supply. The process ...
  • Martin Aguirre, Juan Francisco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Global climate change is one of the most complex problems that human kind will face during the 21st century. Long delays in changing greenhouse gas emissions and in the response of the climate to anthropogenic forcing mean ...
  • Sandhu, Kuldip (Kuldip Kaur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Amazon.com is experiencing dramatic growth in customer demand through increasingly diversified product offerings and from introduction of Amazon Prime Shipping. As the volume of customer orders increases and a higher number ...
  • Ford, Daniel J. (Daniel Jerome) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In logistics, freight can be consolidated over time (temporally) or over space (spatially). This thesis presents a simulation model to evaluate temporal and spatial consolidation rules. The model is the result of a research ...
  • Fang, Yi, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In recent years, China has become the world factory for a sizable portion of products. Most manufacturing conglomerates in the United States now have contract manufacturing plants in China. Because many of these US companies ...
  • Ng, Chong Keat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The primary goal of this project is to evaluate Amazon's inbound supply chain processes and identify improvement opportunities in transportation cost and lead time. Analysis will be focused on defining the current state ...
  • Campbell, Georgina A. (Georgina Amy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Large incentive competitions are becoming increasingly popular amongst policymakers and philanthropists as a mission-orientated tool for inducing innovation, particularly in areas of national priority where market incentives ...
  • Bhushan, Bharat, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Technological innovation is driven by incentives. However, our understanding of how incentives actually work "on the ground" to change the level of activity of innovators or to shape the direction of their innovation is ...
  • Jain, Avani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Cost evaluations do not always include the costs associated with risks when organizations make strategic sourcing decisions. This research was conducted to establish and quantify the impact of risks and risk-related costs ...
  • Reinert, Joshua M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Model uncertainties can have a significant impact on decisions regarding licensing basis changes. We present a methodology to identify basic events in the risk assessment that have the potential to change the decision and ...
  • Jagatheesan, Jay; Kilcullen, Ryan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis involves railcar fleet sizing strategies with a specific company in the chemical industry. We note that the identity of the company in this report has been disguised, and some portions of the fleets have been ...
  • Jordan, Rhonda LeNai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This research develops a novel approach to long-term power system capacity expansion planning for developing countries by incorporating endogenous demand dynamics resulting from social processes of technology adoption. ...
  • Palmintier, Bryan S. (Bryan Stephen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation demonstrates how flexibility in hourly electricity operations can impact long-term planning and analysis for future power systems, particularly those with substantial variable renewables (e.g., wind) or ...
  • López Avila, Luis Armando (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Nowadays in the automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) most of the innovation development is done by the Research and Development (R&D) teams driven by corporate strategies, marketing understanding of customer's ...
  • Dickinson, Melody J; Leifer, Jillian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Traffic, construction and other road hazards impact the on-time performance of companies that operate delivery fleets. This study examines how incorporating traffic patterns in vehicle route development compares with ...
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