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  • Jacquillat, Alexandre; Vaze, Vikrant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2015-09)
    In the absence of opportunities for capacity increases or operational enhancements, air traffic congestion can be significantly mitigated only through scheduling interventions aimed to control the imbalances between demand ...
  • Jenkins, Sandra Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Due to high storage costs and limited storage availability, natural gas is generally used as a just-in- time resource that needs to be delivered as it is consumed. With the shale gas revolution, coal retirements and ...
  • Lee, Nathan R. (Nathan Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Climate change generates a conflict between generations: while it is in the interest of the current generation to continue to exploit inexpensive carbon-based fuel to drive economic growth, it is in the interest of future ...
  • Smith-Grieco, Anthony Nicoll (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis discusses the economic implications of Internet behavioral advertising, which targets ads to individuals based on extensive detailed data about the specific websites users have visited. Previous literature on ...
  • Grogan, Paul Thomas, 1985- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Infrastructure systems are large physical networks of interrelated components which produce and distribute resources to meet societal needs. Meeting future sustainability objectives may require more complex systems with ...
  • Zhu, Hongwei; Madnick, Stuart E.; Siegel, Michael D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-11)
    The development of web technology has led to the emergence of web aggregation, a service that collects existing web data and turns them into more useful information. We review the development of both comparison and ...
  • Bakare, Oladapo E. (Oladapo Ehigie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Lean is heralded as the driving methodology for successful organizations ranging from defense to consumer industries. Its approach to reduction of waste and continuous process improvement allows a company to reduce cost, ...
  • Siddiqi, Afreen; Clewlow, Regina; Sussman, Joseph M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2011-05)
    Retention of undergraduate engineering students remains a key challenge faced across the globe; in particular, the first two years of the required curriculum is often cited as a significant hurdle. Many students are attracted ...
  • Park, Hye Yeon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The target subject of Natural Resources Planning (NRP) includes various systems and their elements, all of which are centered around the natural resource system. Given this characteristic complexity and a high degree of ...
  • Sriram, Ranganath (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis documents a study carried out at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA. The study focused on the development of inventory management processes for laboratory consumables. The ...
  • Tjhin, Poi Chung; Pandey, Rachita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In the medical device industry, many companies rely on a high inventory strategy in order to meet their customers' urgent requirements, sometimes leading to excessive inventory. This problem is compounded when it involves ...
  • Lo, Billy S. (Billy Si Yee) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Strategic inventory management has become a major focus for Honeywell Aerospace as the business unit challenged itself to meeting cost reduction goals while maintaining a high level of service to its customers. This challenge ...
  • Arkaresvimun, Rintiya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The objective of the study is to find an optimal inventory distribution in a retail three-echelon environment, consisting of a supplier, a DC, and stores. An inventory model is built by replicating the echelons' periodic, ...
  • Masse, Brian Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The supply chains of aerospace products can be complex, involving thousands of components per product and hundreds of vendors spaced out over an increasingly global landscape. Managing all inputs necessary for these complex ...
  • Kang, John H. (John Hyun-June) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Currently, demand and inventory planners at NIKE Always Available (NIKE's replenishment business) experience difficulty in managing long-lifecycle highly-seasonal products like soccer equipment and fleece apparel. Very ...
  • Avari, Deepak; Dayal, Naman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis presents a framework for deciding which products to centralize in a regional distribution center and which products to store decentralized close to the customer sites, for each facility in a multi-echelon ...
  • Akkihal, Anup Roop (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This research examines the impact of inventory pre-positioning on humanitarian operations. The study identifies optimal locations for warehousing non-consumable inventories required for initial deployment of aid. These ...
  • Kelley, Rachel Avril (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Zara is the world's leader in the fast-fashion industry and introduces over 10,000 unique designs to their stores each year. Zara's parent company, Inditex, reported profits of $2.2 billion in 2012, an increase of 27% for ...
  • Phadnis, Shardul Sharad, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Developing a cyclical schedule for producing multiple items on a single processor under stochastic demand that minimizes total setup and inventory holding costs is an important problem. This problem is faced in many ...
  • Krishnamurthy, Prashanth, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Prasad, Amit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis presents a model to determine safety stock considering the distinct planning parameters for a pharmaceutical company. Traditional parameters such as forecast accuracy, service level requirements and average ...
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