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  • Richards, Matthew G (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    On-orbit servicing is the process of improving a space-based capability through a combination of in-orbit activities which may include inspection; rendezvous and docking; and value-added modifications to a satellite's ...
  • Joppin, Carole, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Except for manned servicing operations using the Shuttle, there is no maintenance infrastructure for space systems. The traditional approach is to build in reliability and to replace the system in case of obsolescence or ...
  • Sewell, Eli A. (Eli Anthony) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Could transparency between current disparate methods improve efficiency in early stage submarine design? Does the lack of transparency between current design methods hinder the effectiveness of early stage submarine design? ...
  • Silver, Matthew Robin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Across technology industries and particularly at the cutting edge of biotechnology a debate is under way about the proper balance between open and closed - between co-developing products with shared information and open ...
  • Gülșen, Ece (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    As an alternative transportation fuel to petrodiesel, biodiesel has been widely promoted within national energy portfolio targets across the world. Early estimations of low lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of ...
  • Balwani, Siddharth (Siddharth Vashdev) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis covers work done at National Grid to improve resource planning and the execution of pipeline construction and maintenance work carried out at the yards. Resource Planning, the art of picking the right jobs for ...
  • Dickmann, John Q (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    An emerging requirement for 21st century enterprises is operational flexibility, a requirement particularly important for the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD). To achieve flexibility, most practice and research emphasizes ...
  • Bruchon, Matthew Bremer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In order to meet EU mandates, the island nation of Cyprus must raise penetration of renewable energy from roughly 5% in 2013 to 16% in 2020. This means Cyprus will need economical ways of balancing intermittency, a special ...
  • Atlee, Jennifer Robinson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In the past 15 years corporations and governments have developed a growing appreciation of the need for "sustainability" and have worked the term into their goals, strategy and mission statements. Despite extensive efforts ...
  • Dalquist, Stephanie K. (Stephanie Kay), 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Brazil's transformation from an agriculturally-based colonial economy to an industrial republic spans seven decades - from the 1930s to the present - with three rapid growth phases which were each followed by economic and ...
  • Georgiadis, Vasilis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis aims to understand the optimal leverage range for shipping companies (maritime foreign freight transportation companies - SIC 4412), through data analysis. This study confirms that in a traditional industry ...
  • Dobrusky, Fernando G. (Fernando Gabriel), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The objective of this thesis is to define an optimal distribution network for Argentina using Cross Docking Centers. The products to be delivered are in a Central Warehouse in Buenos Aires, the main city and port of ...
  • Weiss, Rebecca (Rebecca Jennifer) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Uncertainty and risk are obstacles that nearly all policy-makers encounter during their careers. However, evaluating uncertainty and risk can be difficult since these concepts may be broadly defined. This may result in ...
  • Rahman, Asgar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The recycling of household consumer batteries is gaining legislative support throughout North America. The intent of this thesis document is to provide a broad overview of the current North American reverse logistics network ...
  • Patel, Jalpa (Jalpa N.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Some of the biggest challenges in the retail sourcing lie in predicting demand for a new article and making purchase decisions such as quantity, source, transportation mode and time of the order. Such decisions become more ...
  • Gimlin, Richard James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Over the past several years and into the foreseeable future, Amgen has been experiencing substantial SKU/DFU proliferation. Formerly, Amgen focused primarily on the North American and other developed markets (low to medium ...
  • Schlanser, Matthew R. (Matthew Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This project centered on inventory optimization for operative custom surgical packs and soft good supplies for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 947-bed medical center. Custom surgical packs are used in every surgical ...
  • Silver, Jeffrey L. (Jeffrey Lee), 1962- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The freight brokerage industry in North America was born of the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1982. In the two decades since, the industry has grown from nothing to $50 Billion in revenue. In the beginning, ...
  • Paynter, Jonathan L. (Jonathan Lawrence) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    A feature of many conflicts is the presence of a border that separates an area of on-going military operations from an area that the enemy can use permissively. This thesis considers analytic techniques for planning military ...
  • Liang, Kelly (Kelly JieRu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Transfer price is an important field of study for profit maximization. As more multinational enterprises (MNEs) are involved in global trading in the recent decades, the objective to set an optimized transfer price is more ...
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