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  • Heberley, Christine L. (Christine Laura); Hoover, Matthew F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Partners in Health's (PIH) supply chain in Haiti has become strained over the past five years due to the organization's rapid growth. Under the current system, the majority of PIH's products are obtained through an annually ...
  • Butts, Jared (Jared C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Drug Discovery is a race to be the first to patent a drug that meets a significant medical need in the world. Many pharmaceutical companies are now using automation extensively to improve consistency and aid personnel in ...
  • Frantz, Charles E. (Charles Evan); Lee, Jimin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis presents a roadmap for companies to follow as they manage multi-tiered suppliers in the high-tech industry. Our research covered a host of sources including interviews and publications from various companies, ...
  • Merrill, Joshua Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Production planning in premium fresh produce supply chains is challenging due to the uncertainty of both supply and demand. A two-stage planning algorithm using mixed integer linear programming and Monte Carlo simulation ...
  • Pochard, Sophie, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis examines how firms should prepare against disruption in their supply-chain and focuses on how they can use real options to value dual sourcing strategies. As an introduction, it defines a general framework to ...
  • Rodriguez, Laurie L., 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Requirements management is an extremely critical and challenging part of the software development process. Correctly capturing these requirements is necessary for the user to be satisfied with the final product. Many ...
  • Mekdeci, Brian, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As technology improves, traditional systems are being interconnected into larger systems of systems (SoS) that operate in diverse contexts, where numerous perturbations exist that threaten the ability of the SoS to deliver ...
  • Supple, Derek R. (Derek Richard) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Designing public policy or industry strategy to bolster the transition to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) is a formidable challenge as demonstrated by historical failed attempts. The transition to new fuels occurs within ...
  • Ross, Adam Michael, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    A framework for creating value robust systems in the face of changing value perceptions during the architecture and design of systems is proposed. Both unarticulated value, that which is not explicitly communicated to ...
  • Johnson, Jeffrey D. (Jeffrey David), 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Within the semiconductor industry, the variability in both supply and demand is quite high; this uncertainty makes supply chain planning very difficult. We analyze the current tools and processes at a large semiconductor ...
  • Price, Devon J. (Devon Jameson) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The widely held assumption is that to improve access and quality of health care, we need to spend more. In fact, that is not necessarily true. The results of this project, performed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ...
  • Balmforth, Mikal Chad, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    There are approximately 0.5 million full-time welders in the U.S., with even more workers welding intermittently. Over the past thirty years there has been increased interest in the effects of welding fume on the health ...
  • Nath, Gaurav (Gaurav Sudhindra); Ramos, Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    U.S. petrochemical manufacturers operate in a very challenging environment on account of the recent economic crisis, volatility in crude oil prices, rising capacity in the Middle East, etc. Recently, there has been a focus ...
  • Fan, Terence P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The ever-increasing demand for access to the world's major commercial airports combined with capacity constraints at many of these airports have led to increasing air traffic congestion. In particular, the scarcity of ...
  • Merino Artalejo, Maria Fuencisla, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Software radio (SR) is a new technology where signal-processing software running over general-purpose hardware platforms performs the radio functions. This approach promises to solve the issues that traditional radios face ...
  • Cross-Call, Daniel Frederick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Island economies rely almost entirely on imported diesel and fuel oil to supply their energy needs, resulting in significant economic and environmental costs. In recognition of the benefits of clean energy development, ...
  • Stanton, Christian J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    How do design tools feedback material behavior to the designer? Digital design tools in use by designers today provide a rich environment for design of form but offer little feedback of the material that ultimately realize ...
  • Gaurav, Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Cyberspace is the most pervasive and rapidly adopted communication media and the most disruptive until date. It is now indispensable for almost every facet of modern society and touches, practically, everyone by providing ...
  • Kalenderski, Asen (Asen Georgiev); Sanivarapu, Satya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Promotions involve a complicated interplay of factors and are a result of a synchronized sequence of activities between manufacturers and retailers. The outcome of promotions pivot on several elements beyond the control ...
  • Stuck, Jason Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    A patient's care needs often extend past discharge from an acute hospital setting. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), inpatient case managers, acting in a discharge planning capacity, help develop and coordinate the ...
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