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    • Forecasting international movements of Returnable Transport Items 

      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 ...
    • Forecasting short term trucking rates 

      Bai, Xiwen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Transportation costs constitute an important part of total logistics costs and have a dramatic impact on all kinds of decisions across the supply chain. Accurate estimation of transportation costs can help shippers make ...
    • A framework to evaluate interoperable data exchange models for Drug Supply Chain Security Act compliance 

      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 ...
    • Gaining an operational edge : piece-picking process optimization 

      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 ...
    • A generalized framework for optimization with risk 

      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 ...
    • How to assess supplier flexibility? 

      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. ...
    • How to integrate your production and logistics strategy : a new CLSP formulation for a CPG supply chain 

      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 ...
    • Identifying inventory excess and service risk in medical devices : a simulation approach 

      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 ...
    • Impact of Drug Supply Chain Security Act on US pharmaceutical industry under decentralized information flow 

      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 ...
    • The impact of installed base and machine failure prediction on spare parts forecasting and inventory planning 

      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 ...
    • Impact of regulation on trucking carrier prices and capacity 

      Law, Chan How (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis analyzes the impact on prices and capacity of trucking industry due to the introduction of ELD mandate. This mandate requires truck drivers to record their working hours in a specified electronic device instead ...
    • Improving shipping contracts with the use of emerging technologies 

      Harshvardhan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      A set of contracts guides every movement of cargo from one point to another. In this thesis, we focus on the contract between the charterer and the ship-owner in the liquid bulk ocean-shipping market. The contracting process ...
    • Improving supply chain planning with advanced analytics : analyzing lead time as a case study 

      Yau, Darryl (Chun Him) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Over the years, supply chain management has continued to change and evolve to become a major component in competitive strategy to enhance organizational productivity and profitability. While considerable research has been ...
    • Innovative transportation solutions : Uber for Freight 

      Davis, Leah (Leah Simone); Lucido, Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      As part of standard business cycles, new technologies continue to emerge that disrupt industries and capture market share from stagnant incumbents. In the trucking industry, Uber for Freight (UFF) is one of these innovative ...
    • Integrating collection-and-delivery points in the strategic design of last-mile e-commerce distribution networks 

      Rautela, Himanshu. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      The rapid growth in e-commerce volumes, coupled with customer expectations of faster, flexible and cheaper parcel deliveries is increasing the pressure on retailers to design the most efficient delivery network. ...
    • Intermodal variability and optimal mode selection 

      Huang, Tianshu, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Serrano, María Bernarda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Transportation cost is one of the major costs in supply chain. Companies need to optimize every aspect of the transportation process to reduce the total logistics cost. A key aspect is optimal mode selection to minimize ...
    • Key supply chain integration factors for success of medical device startups 

      Gupta, Sanjay, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Healthcare cost are on the rise and becoming a major concern in the US economy. In fact, healthcare spending is the largest individual contributor to US gross domestic product. Various stakeholders such as government, ...
    • Light electric freight vehicles in last-mile delivery 

      Veldnan, Ronald. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      In previous decades the postal sector experienced drastic changes. Liberalization and digitization resulted in a continuous mail market decline. Simultaneously the rise of Internet resulted in a booming e-commerce parcel ...
    • Manufacturing risk assessment and uncertainty analysis for early stage (Pre-phase III) pharmaceutical drug production 

      Chen, Emily, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry are growing increasingly more complex and expanding their geographic reach both in manufacturing production and to the end consumer, the patient. Physical development, manufacturing ...
    • A metaheuristic approach to optimizing a multimodal truck and drone delivery system 

      Kuang, Yue(Yue Rick) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      The success of e-commerce continues to push the bounds of delivery services as customers expect near instant fulfillment at little additional cost. This demand for delivery performance and operational cost efficiency has ...