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  • Prasad, Rohini, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Malaj, Gerta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Supply chain visibility is critical for businesses to manage their operational risks. Availability of high quality and timely data regarding shipments is a precursor for supply chain visibility. This thesis analyses the ...
  • Kamareddine, Karim; Yao, Yihong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Large pharmaceutical companies struggle to find innovative ways to reduce work-in-process inventory in their production facilities. In our research, we focus on the tradeoff between inventory and production capacity through ...
  • Andleigh, Priya; Bullock, Jeffrey Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Traditionally, production and transportation planning processes are managed separately in organizations. In such arrangements, order processing, load planning, and transportation scheduling are often done sequentially, ...
  • Nidhi, Akansha; Riad, Fady (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    The oil and gas industry is characterized by unpredictable boom and busts cycles. Companies must manage capacity to be able to quickly meet increasing demand during boom cycles and survive when oil prices go down. During ...
  • Luo, Sifo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Due to the long lead times and complexity in drug development and approval processes, pharmaceutical companies use long range planning to plan their production for the next 10 years. Capacity planning is largely driven by ...
  • Tsai, Mimi L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    For many manufacturing facilities, process improvement efforts are a luxury when faced with heightened competitive pressures and a fast-paced work environment where fires are constantly being fought. This need for speed ...
  • Stempel, Nathan D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The craft brewing industry in New York State has grown rapidly over the past five years helped in part by New York State legislation called the Farm Brewery Act of 2012. The act imposes agricultural stipulations for breweries ...
  • Creyts, Christopher Alan; Weisskopf, Nora (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly interested in exploring different ways to optimize their fulfillment of e-Commerce orders. An approach that is often considered is drop-shipping, where the manufacturer takes ...
  • Stanchik, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    As supply chains become more global and complex, it increases the importance of end-to-end visibility into the material, information, and financial flows of a firm. This work covers various aspects of supply chain visibility ...
  • Khamsi, Cyril; Stolear, Veronica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    To be competitive, businesses must make supply network design decisions, but often with only limited information and under uncertain conditions. How can an organization understand trade-offs between supply network decisions, ...
  • Chu, Qiao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Palvia, Nisha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    The security alarms services market in the United States delivers hardware equipment and services to homeowners and businesses to help monitor and enhance personal property protection. Customer satisfaction via wait time ...
  • Jacobs, Patrick A. (Patrick Allen); Walia, Rajdeep Singh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Returnable Transport Items (RTI) are a critical component of domestic and international trade. The large variability in the geographic supply and demand of goods shipped using RTI impacts the items overall availability at ...
  • Chung, Peter Wontae; Zhang, Tao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The United States has one of the safest drug supply chains in the world. However, its security is threatened by new challenges such as counterfeit, diverted, and illegally imported drugs. To counter the new challenges, the ...
  • Chen, Stephanie Hsuan-Chia; Han, Eunji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Order-picking is an integral operation in warehouses and distribution centers (DC), consuming considerable operating resources and expenses. Numerous studies have attempted to optimize the efficiency and reduce the cost ...
  • Zipperer, Damaris R; Brown, Andrew N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Supply chains are facing increasingly volatile environments. Traditional optimization solutions provide a baseline understanding for industry applications, but cost-efficient solutions require a more robust approach. In ...
  • Bi, Peng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kurup, Remya Pushpangatha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The oil and gas industry is very volatile; it is characterized by unpredictable cycles of sharp rises and plunges in oil prices. This cyclical nature presents a huge challenge for companies that are operating in the industry. ...
  • Chua, Ian (Ian Hong Leong); Heyward, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In manufacturing companies, production strategies prioritize maximizing line efficiency which favors large lot sizes and few setups. On the other hand, logistics strategies prioritize minimizing inventory costs which favors ...
  • Rey, Maria (Maria de los Santos); Xu, Xiaofan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Medical devices companies struggle to balance between inventory and service performance, as the products are non-interchangeable and inventory investment is expensive. To find the right level of inventory, we first used ...
  • Chang, Meng Ying, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology./; Mohan, Raghavendran (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Drug counterfeiting is one of the major issues in the pharmaceutical industry across the world. These products could cause damages from ineffective treatments to death of patients. In order to fight against counterfeit ...
  • Brocks, Michael Patrick; Trujillo Castañeda, Renzo Eliseo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Recent advances in technological capability and economics have opened up a new world of capability known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things is the concept that all machines can be connected to the ...
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