Advanced Search
DSpace@MIT

Browsing Theses - Engineering Systems by Title

Research and Teaching Output of the MIT Community

Browsing Theses - Engineering Systems by Title

Sort by: Order: Results:

  • Ye, Jacqueline Ming-Shih (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Outsourcing maintenance to third-party contractors has become an increasingly popular option for manufacturers to achieve tactical and/or strategic objectives. Though simple in concept, maintenance outsourcing is difficult ...
  • Opolon, David C. (David Cyrille) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    All players in the healthcare industry face increasing public and political pressure to improve quality of care and control costs. Hospitals, on the frontline of this challenge, face nursing shortages and financial ...
  • Kapur, Gautam, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Liu, Bin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the consumer products industry, retail chains and manufacturers run promotions to maintain consumer and brand loyalty. The two major issues in planning and executing promotions are to accurately forecast demand and to ...
  • Cadena, Noramay J., 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In biotechnology, much focus is put on the science behind proteins and cells; less attention has traditionally gone to the raw materials used to produce medicines. However, in the recent past, internal and external drivers ...
  • Bai, Xinye; Rosenberg, Yaniv (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis focuses on a medical device manufacturer, DeCo, which offers surgical instruments to customers at no cost in order to facilitate the sale of implantable products that require the use of such instruments. DeCo ...
  • Méndez de la Luz, Diego A., 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Achieving a significant reduction in order-to-shipment lead-time of remanufactured diesel engines can dramatically decrease the amount of finished goods inventory that Caterpillar needs to carry in order to meet its delivery ...
  • Range, Ashleigh Royalty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is currently the nation's top ranked hospital and is the largest in New England. With over 900 hospital beds and approximately 38,000 operations performed each year, MGH's operating ...
  • Sells, Marc Eugene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis evaluates and then recommends improvements to the process used to correct errors found in the Boeing 787 final assembly operations, known as the corrective action process. The goal is to reduce the time and ...
  • Lee, Ungtae (Jeremy Ungtae) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In light of recent military budget cuts, there has been a recent focus on determining methods to reduce the cost of Navy ships. A RAND National Defense Research Institute study showed many sources of cost escalation for ...
  • Hurtado Schwarck, Armando Miguel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This research demonstrates through a comprehensive case study, the application of Lean manufacturing techniques, specifically Value Stream Mapping, to a product development organization in the mass consumer products industry. ...
  • Mody, Amil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis describes a proposed risk identification process that is intended to systematically identify potential risks that could materialize within a company's supply chain that would affect component supply. The process ...
  • Rahman, Amn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In 1968, the US Congress enacted a detailed list of requirements for transparency reporting of wiretaps but with subsequent surveillance statutes with minimal reporting requirements and rapidly evolving Internet technologies, ...
  • Ahmed, L. Najeeb (Latheef Najeeb) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) requirements process migrated from a bottom-up, threat-based force-planning method to a capability-based, top-down approach with the introduction of the Joint Capabilities Integration ...
  • Martin Aguirre, Juan Francisco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Global climate change is one of the most complex problems that human kind will face during the 21st century. Long delays in changing greenhouse gas emissions and in the response of the climate to anthropogenic forcing mean ...
  • Sandhu, Kuldip (Kuldip Kaur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Amazon.com is experiencing dramatic growth in customer demand through increasingly diversified product offerings and from introduction of Amazon Prime Shipping. As the volume of customer orders increases and a higher number ...
  • Mota, J. Guadalup O. (J. Guadalupe Ocegueda) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Objective: In place of traditional stainless steel systems, the "Flexible Manufacturing" technology used at Amgen employs the impulse mixer single-use system, a bag technology, to house the product and serve as the locale ...
  • Ford, Daniel J. (Daniel Jerome) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In logistics, freight can be consolidated over time (temporally) or over space (spatially). This thesis presents a simulation model to evaluate temporal and spatial consolidation rules. The model is the result of a research ...
  • Fang, Yi, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In recent years, China has become the world factory for a sizable portion of products. Most manufacturing conglomerates in the United States now have contract manufacturing plants in China. Because many of these US companies ...
  • Ng, Chong Keat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The primary goal of this project is to evaluate Amazon's inbound supply chain processes and identify improvement opportunities in transportation cost and lead time. Analysis will be focused on defining the current state ...
  • Campbell, Georgina A. (Georgina Amy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Large incentive competitions are becoming increasingly popular amongst policymakers and philanthropists as a mission-orientated tool for inducing innovation, particularly in areas of national priority where market incentives ...
MIT-Mirage