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  • Hou, Billy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The global pharmaceutical business environment has been rapidly changing and has more competitive. Competition in pharmaceutical industry extended far beyond the traditional battle field, research and development. Bayer ...
  • Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2003-08)
    Lean practices and principles build on a half-century of successive initiatives aimed at transforming social and technical systems in organizations. While they are seen as central to the revitalization of the U.S. aerospace ...
  • Walsh, Daniel Andres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    There are two basic schools of thought regarding how to approach a Lean transformation. Either start with introducing Lean tools or start with driving a Lean cultural change. Academic researchers like Steve Spear (Harvard/MIT), ...
  • Kisby, Brian M. (Brian Matthew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    As a company grows, more and more effort is needed to control and coordinate operations. Typically, this is accomplished through an evolving collection of systems and processes, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ...
  • Carroll, John Stephen; Rudolph, Jenny W.; Hatakenaka, Sachi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
    Learning-in-action, the cyclical interplay of thinking and doing, is increasingly important for organizations as environments and required capabilities become more complex and interdependent. Organizational learning involves ...
  • Hird, Mackenzie D.; Larson, Richard Charles; Okubo, Yuko; Uchino, Kanji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-03)
    Lesson Study and lesson sharing are two educational initiatives that, if merged, have the potential to revolutionize how teachers plan and deliver lessons. Lesson Study is the joint production of lessons by a small team ...
  • Axline, Jeffrey Edward; Lebl, Brian Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Retailers collect information regarding consumer purchases on a transactional basis. This data is not completely being leveraged by manufacturers in the footwear and apparel industry to increase on-shelf availability. ...
  • Sheets, Arlan C. (Arlan Christopher) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    An analysis was performed to investigate how enterprise architecting methods can be applied to an integrate test and evaluation enterprise and make it a more sustainable enterprise to provide continuous value in the face ...
  • Storm, Andrew P. (Andrew Phillip) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    High fixed costs and the emergence of globalization have forced traditional domestic automotive mass producers to the brink of bankruptcy. This thesis focuses on the global growth strategy of a Tier 1 automotive supplier ...
  • Kenny, Timothy; Daniels, Yanika (Yanika S.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    (cont.) Lastly, we visited SemiCo, a leading global supplier of high performance semiconductor products, to gain first-hand insight into the S&OP process of a large multinational company and complete a brief case study ...
  • Seshasai, Satwiksai, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In the knowledge economy there is a need to develop new methods for processing Internet-based information to achieve growth. This is particularly applicable in complex systems where fact and perception of reality influence ...
  • Fuller, Stephen Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Statistical Process Control (SPC) has been applied to manufacturing processes for several decades as a means of ensuring product quality and has become a primary tool for the application of continuous improvement efforts. ...
  • Reyes Luna, Rodolfo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This research has as fundamental purpose, the generation of strategies for the product development organization in Ford of Mexico; the goal is to increase the capability of the workforce for the development of future work ...
  • Arriaga de Oliveira, Rafaela Gonçalves da, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Procurement, consolidation, international transportation, custom clearance and distribution are the main global logistics steps of an integrated supply chain. Business-to-business e-commerce can significantly alter the ...
  • De Figueiredo, Mark A. (Mark Anthony), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This research examines the liability of storing CO2 in geological formations. There is a potential tortious and contractual liability exposure if stored CO2 is not fully contained by the geological formation. Using a ...
  • Loijos, Alex (Alexander Nikos) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The concrete pavement network in the United States plays a crucial role in the economy by enabling the transport of people and goods, but it also leads to resource consumption and environmental impacts. This thesis is ...
  • Wong, Hsin Min (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The key motivation for this work was the potential impact of alternative jet fuel use on emissions that contribute to global climate change. This work focused on one specific aspect in examining the feasibility of using ...
  • McConnell, Joshua B. (Joshua Bryan), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Designing a flexible system with real options is a method for managing uncertainty. This research introduces the concept of "complex" real options, which are composed of interconnected echnological, organizational and ...
  • Hines, Erisa K. (Erisa Kimberly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Implementing a new IT system often requires the enterprise to transform in order to maximally leverage the capabilities generated by the new system. The challenge in using IT as an enabler to change arises from the need ...
  • Williams, John R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
    This paper focuses on the role of human cognition in the design of large complex systems. It contrasts the physical system that is the product of the design with the cognitive model that is used by the designer to “understand” ...
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