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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Li, Zhipeng (Zhipeng Simon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Online purchasing is now popular following the growth of E-business. Retailers ordering online will get the exact delivery date of goods for their better management of sales operations. Suppliers should keep their competence ...
  • McGill, Eric Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Product development processes are inherently complex sets of activities that involve a vast number of connections between participants. Engineers, designers, marketers, financial analysts, and manufacturers all have to ...
  • Khandekar, Sachin; Titova, Aleksandra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    FoodCo is a leading foods company that has reputed brands and global operations with revenues in excess of USD 5Bn. Although FoodCo's sales to Small Format Stores (SFS) customers are a small part of the overall sales, it ...
  • Lee, Tae Whee; Po, Ronald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Each week, FruitCo (FC) ships over a thousand containers of fresh fruits to its various port facilities in the US. Once the containers arrive at the port, approximately half of these containers are received by customers ...
  • An, Yimin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Srethapakdi, Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This research investigates the order promising and fulfillment and customer and channel collaboration functions of a company. In addition to presenting more precise definitions, we identify and analyze current and emerging ...
  • Rashid, Faaiza (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Systems engineering efforts are becoming increasingly complex, novel and interdependent, making traditional systems engineering approaches only partially applicable to such efforts. Consequently, a new discipline is emerging ...
  • Abdimomunova, Leyla (Leyla M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Enterprise transformation is a dynamic process that builds upon and affects organizational processes. Organizational assessment plays critical role in planning and execution of enterprise transformation. It allows the ...
  • Taherian, Homayoun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Continuous increases in transportation costs on one hand and companies' desire to reduce inventories and receiving costs on the other hand, have been forcing shippers to come up with innovative ways in tackling these two ...
  • Malli Mohan, Karthikeyan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Microelectronic devices traditionally were manufactured by companies that both designed and produced integrated chips. This process was important in 1970's and 1980's when the manufacturing processes required tweaking the ...
  • Christensen, Daniel D. (Daniel David) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Over the last three decades, manufacturing companies have come to recognize the value of institutionalizing continuous improvement efforts. Most of them look to Toyota as a leader in this area and have taken Toyota's model ...
  • Kishimoto, Paul N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Vehicle sales and road travel volume in China have grown rapidly in recent years, and with them energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Aviation and rail travel have also grown, while ceding a large ...
  • Madero, Alvaro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Today's industry, government, and critical infrastructure are dependent on software systems. In their absence, our modern world would come to a stop. Given our dependence, the mounting cyber threat is of critical concern. ...
  • Wehby, Richard George, 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis is part of a larger body of research being undertaken by Dr. Fiona Murray and colleagues examining value creation and sharing between and among the three principal players in the commercialization of academic ...
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