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  • Christensen, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Arthur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest hospital in New England and a national leader in care delivery, teaching, and research, operates ten Intensive Care Units (ICUs), including the 20-bed Ellison 4 Surgical ...
  • Chun, Michael (Michael M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Amazon's desire to provide the "Earth's largest selection" comes at a tremendous cost. In addition to managing the orders for thousands of vendors/suppliers and millions of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), Amazon must keep track ...
  • Wessels, Steven Allan, Jr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Hamilton Sundstrand has made several changes to their supply chain in recent years, including increased offshore and outsourced production, new service offerings and relocation of facilities, to meet shifting business needs ...
  • Zheng, Benjamin Yukai, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
  • Ye, Jacqueline Ming-Shih (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Outsourcing maintenance to third-party contractors has become an increasingly popular option for manufacturers to achieve tactical and/or strategic objectives. Though simple in concept, maintenance outsourcing is difficult ...
  • Opolon, David C. (David Cyrille) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    All players in the healthcare industry face increasing public and political pressure to improve quality of care and control costs. Hospitals, on the frontline of this challenge, face nursing shortages and financial ...
  • Kapur, Gautam, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Liu, Bin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the consumer products industry, retail chains and manufacturers run promotions to maintain consumer and brand loyalty. The two major issues in planning and executing promotions are to accurately forecast demand and to ...
  • Cadena, Noramay J., 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In biotechnology, much focus is put on the science behind proteins and cells; less attention has traditionally gone to the raw materials used to produce medicines. However, in the recent past, internal and external drivers ...
  • Bai, Xinye; Rosenberg, Yaniv (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis focuses on a medical device manufacturer, DeCo, which offers surgical instruments to customers at no cost in order to facilitate the sale of implantable products that require the use of such instruments. DeCo ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ippolito, Brian; Murman, Earll M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2001-12)
    This paper reports findings from a two-year study to identify Lean practices for deriving software requirements from aerospace system level requirements, with a goal towards improving the software upgrade value stream. The ...
  • Eppinger, Steven D.; Joglekar, Nitin R.; Olechowski, Alison L.; Teo, Terence (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-03)
    The systems engineering V (SE-V) is an established process model to guide the development of complex engineering projects (INCOSE, 2011). The SE-V process involves decomposition and integration of system elements through ...
  • Rahman, Amn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In 1968, the US Congress enacted a detailed list of requirements for transparency reporting of wiretaps but with subsequent surveillance statutes with minimal reporting requirements and rapidly evolving Internet technologies, ...
  • Tu, Steven Yi-Cheng; Madnick, Stuart E.; Wu, Luis Chin-Jung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2004-11)
    UccNet (http://knowledgebase.uccnet.org) is a globally centralized B2B electronic data platform for storing trading product item information and hosted by the non-profit international standardization institute EAN-UCC. It ...
  • 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 ...
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