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  • Olsha, Maya (Olsha-Yehiav) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Research on Procurement Risk Management has been conducted by Accenture and MIT in order to identify the best practices used to manage commodity price volatility and supplier risk. In today's increasingly turbulent market ...
  • Lensing, Reshma P. (Reshma Pradhan), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, terrorism emerged as a legitimate threat not just to society, but to corporations as well. This new threat has challenged old business rules and prompted companies to rethink ...
  • Sasangohar, Farzan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The nuclear power community in the United States is moving to modernize aging power plant control rooms as well as develop control rooms for new reactors. New generation control rooms, along with modernized control rooms, ...
  • Nagpure, Prashant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Healthcare costs in United States are projected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2015. This is a cause of major concern and current political debate. The largest contributor to this cost is the hospital cost accounting for 30 % ...
  • Cheung, Sunny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular phenomenon where companies solicit the help of the public in helping accomplish some of the activities commonly performed by employees or contractors. These activities can range ...
  • Zini, Francisco A. (Francisco Andrés) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This research proposes enhancements to the Enterprise Architecture Method developed by Nightingale and Rhodes. By Enterprise Architecting we consider the following definition: "applying holistic thinking to design, valuate ...
  • Khan, Taimur, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Lessons for how a regional authority should develop its logistics sector are learned through case studies on four areas (section 2). In addition, a "logistics attractiveness" ranking framework is developed and applied ...
  • He, Zheng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Scenario planning is a widely used approach for developing long-term strategies. The typical scenario process involves developing scenarios, identifying strategies whose success is contingent on the scenario, and monitoring ...
  • Goswami, Debangshu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Information technology (IT) is vital to growth of all organizations. But getting value out of IT has been challenging. The companies, which fail to align their IT strategy with business objectives struggle with low or ...
  • Shehadi, Charles A., III (Charles Anthony); Witalec, Michael R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This paper looks at some of these travails as well as the common tools used to approach a volatile priced commodity, diesel fuel. It focuses on the impacts of hedging for companies that are directly impacted through the ...
  • Oti, Olufemi (Olufemi Oluwole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Amazon is one of the world's leading retailers. At the core of Amazon's business model is providing consumers with endless selection, and as a result, the large number of vendors used to provide that selection greatly ...
  • Gralla, Erica Lynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Recent disasters have highlighted the need for more effective supply chain management during emergency response. Planning and prioritizing the use of trucks and helicopters to transport humanitarian aid to affected communities ...
  • Boasson, Yishai, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This work presents a look at real-life production-floor scheduling, comparing and contrasting it to both normative OR theory and Cognitive Psychology theory. Relevant literature in OR, scheduling and psychology is reviewed, ...
  • Chander, Vidya; Shear, Lauren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations food agency, has recently acquired the difficult task of transporting aid into the Somali region of Ethiopia. The political instability, rebel activity, ethnic tensions, ...
  • Russell, Timothy Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Humanitarian relief supply chains are not well documented. This thesis describes humanitarian relief supply chains in general and those specifically utilized in the 2004 South East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami relief effort. ...
  • Jeon, Sang Yeob (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) technology and their sales forecasts are discussed. First, the current limitations and the future potential ...
  • Quispez-Asin, Nestor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In many real world systems, two types of uncertainties exist: those that evolve in small, continuous increments and those that may create large, discrete changes in the system. The field of engineering real options posits ...
  • Demirdöven, Nurettin, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis reports on two technology and policy issues directly related to hydrogen economy. The first issue concentrates on the end-use application of hydrogen as a transportation fuel, and deals with the following ...
  • Fiedel, Ethan R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis utilizes ideas taken from different Systems Engineering modeling tools to model the hiring process for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This model is a guide ...
  • Wirthlin, Joseph Robert, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Large, complex systems development programs in the Department of Defense are finding it more difficult to deliver desired capabilities to the end user on time and on budget than ever before. Evidence exists that almost all ...
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