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  • 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 ...
  • Swei, Omar Abdullah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is an important tool to evaluate the economic performance of alternative investments for a given project. It considers the total cost to construct, maintain, and operate a pavement over its ...
  • Graham, Chelsey (Chelsey Diane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Economic instability and poor or lacking physical infrastructure are some of the factors that contribute to price inflation along the supply chain in Zimbabwe. Our research, in partnership with one of the Big Pharma ...
  • Mueller, Joshua M. (Joshua Michael), 1982- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Intermittent renewable energy sources do not always provide power at times of greatest electricity demand or highest prices. To do so reliably, energy storage is likely required. However, no single energy storage technology ...
  • Ghose, Devjit; Murphy, Kevin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Insourcing and vertical integration often allow companies to gain competitive advantage by exercising a greater degree of control over their supply chain. In the case of ABC Oilfield Services, insourcing the transportation ...
  • Castro, João Nuno Lopes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation focuses on how individuals involved in complex product development operate and interact with other people in the project and how they perceive and modify the product. Complex product development requires ...
  • MacDonagh-Dumler, Jeffrey, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis examines the end-of-life markets for NiCd batteries and Aluminum Intensive Vehicles (AIVs) through an industrial ecology framework. Case studies were chosen to examine the general characteristics of the industrial ...
  • Love, Robert (Robert Eric) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Recently, production within India's Electronics sector amounted to a low $12 billion when compared to the global output of $1400 billion. The slow growth in the local industry is often judged to be the result of late ...
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