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  • Rosen Ceruolo, Melissa Beth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Effective use of data is believed to be the key to address systemic inefficiencies in health innovation and delivery, and to significantly enhance value creation for patients and all stakeholders. However, there is no ...
  • Adams, Michael W. (Michael Wayne), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The components comprising the energy and environment system for electric power are both complex and data intensive. With monitoring of different system components becoming common, increasingly the limits posed on participants ...
  • Lin, Paul Hong-Yi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis presents a study of data quality enhancement opportunities in upstream oil and gas industry. Information Product MAP (IPMAP) methodology is used in reservoir pressure and reservoir simulation data, to propose ...
  • Yost, Keith A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    One of the key impediments to the development of enhanced geothermal systems is a deficiency in the tools available to project planners and developers. Weak tool sets make it difficult to accurately estimate the cost and ...
  • Pierpoint, Lara Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    If we are willing to pay a premium, we may be able to mitigate some of the long-lasting impacts of nuclear waste. Deciding how to navigate this tradeoff, between cost and waste, is a central challenge for stewards of nuclear ...
  • Cao, Elaine Phu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    During the first two decades of HIV/AIDS awareness, the U.S. and foreign governments responded slowly to the crisis. In contrast today, as the pandemic continues, initiatives of nonprofit organizations have dramatically ...
  • Perez-Franco, Roberto, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Bahia Las Minas Corp (BLM) is a fuelpowered generating company in the Panamanian power system. The purpose of this thesis is to design and evaluate a decision-support model for managing the fuel inventory of this company. ...
  • Castillo, Aura C. (Aura Carolina); Ucev, Ethem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Reducing or increasing labor force is not always effective when done without a thorough analysis. Organizations could face negative consequences such us unbalanced workload, inefficient procedures, lost sales, and negative ...
  • Baumann, B. Marc (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The US defense acquisition system is a massive enterprise charged with developing and acquiring state-of-the-art military technology and systems. For the past 65 years, many broad-reaching studies and commissions have ...
  • Sowell, Jesse H., II (Jesse Horton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Online service providers (OSPs) such as Google, Yahoo!, and Amazon provide customized features that do not behave as conventional experience goods. Absent familiar metaphors, unraveling the full. scope and implications of ...
  • Chan, Carin H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Amazon.com is a publicly-held company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It revolutionized the retail industry by being one of the first major companies to sell goods over the Internet. It is an international company ...
  • Tan, Peng Kuan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Globalization increases product variety and shortens product life cycles. These lead to an increase in demand uncertainty and variability. Outsourcing to low-cost countries increases supply lead-time and supply uncertainty ...
  • Hess, John (John Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Interviewees report that groups of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often require substantial amounts of mental health care, causing surges in demand at military hospitals. These hospitals have difficulty ...
  • Corum, Andrew (Andrew R.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Low-cost sourcing is a strategy many companies, including Pratt & Whitney, use to reduce part costs. As they increase their efforts to resource products to low-cost regions, Pratt & Whitney needs a robust process to ...
  • Gentiletti, Andrea (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Network design has been successfully used by numerous organizations to achieve supply chain excellence through cost effectiveness and superior utilization of resources. This thesis addresses how network optimization methods ...
  • Joyce, Michael (Michael Sagar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Why do some new initiatives fail while others succeed? This thesis attempts to answer this complex question by investigating the failure of a defect tracking initiative at Amazon and examining how a reintroduction of the ...
  • Ha, Wei-Kwan Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis examines how companies tactically design flexible supply chains for new product launches. The research focus is on different strategies and tactics used by original equipment manufacturers to improve supply ...
  • Smith, Zachary R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Amazon.com, one of the largest and most profitable online retailers, has been experiencing such dramatic growth rates that it must continually update and modify its fulfillment process in order to meet customer demand for ...
  • Tappan, Jacqueline M. (Jacqueline Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The role of unmanned vehicles in military and commercial environments continues to expand, resulting in Shared Manned-Unmanned (SMU) domains. While the introduction of unmanned vehicles can have many benefits, humans ...
  • Anstey, Brian (Brian Mark), II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    ABB Schweiz AG has experienced substantial growth in demand for the innovative energy management and conversion products designed and assembled by the Medium Voltage Automation Products Division. This demand has fully ...
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