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  • Ezeozue, Chidube Donald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    An intersection of events has led to a massive increase in the amount of medical data being collected from patients inside and outside the hospital. These events include the development of new sensors, the continuous ...
  • Moavenzadeh, Fred (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
    Highways, bridges, office buildings, houses, etc. are typical large-scale infrastructure systems of physical facilities that must be planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained. In addition to physical requirements, ...
  • Parrot, Katherine W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This research evaluates stakeholder alignment in a global multi-stakeholder organization called the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The GWP represents a new breed of organization, a Global Multi-Stakeholder Network ...
  • Murman, Earll M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2008-01)
    A framework for Lean Engineering is presented, based upon observational findings from a decade of research in the aerospace domain, published works on Toyota and Southwest Airlines, and practitioner input. The framework ...
  • Gill, Kaine C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Information technology (IT), operational efficiency, and a strong relationship with customers are three critical components to Dell's success over the last twenty four years. Information technology throughout Dell's history ...
  • Srivastava, Tina Prabha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Enterprises undergo transformation for more efficient and effective performance and growth. The Lean Enterprise Self Assessment Tool (LESAT) is a product of the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) and the Massachusetts ...
  • Nightingale, Deborah J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
    Becoming a “Lean Enterprise” is increasingly being recognized as an important strategy in achieving critical strategic goals such as responsiveness, cycle time and cost across all phases of the product life cycle. The ...
  • Hallam, Cory R. A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The research contained in this thesis explores leading indicators of lean enterprise transformation in the aerospace industry, as part of the greater body of work associated with MIT's Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI). ...
  • Boren, Michael S. (Michael Stuart) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Global Automotive, a large US based, global manufacturer of automobiles, has made significant gains in manufacturing competitiveness, in part through application of a lean manufacturing approach to high volume assembly. A ...
  • Marcaide, Iker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    There are several body shops which are similar by size of workforce, level of utilization and product complexity but which differ considerably by investment required, shop size, uptime, inventory levels and quality ...
  • 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 ...
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