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    • 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 ...
    • Mobilizing project-driven supply chains in the chemical industry 

      Mok, Sze Xin; Moretto, Ruggero (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The company sponsoring our project is a leading chemical manufacturer, supplying a wide range of products on a global scale. One of the most interesting lines of business the company operates is to supply specialty chemicals ...
    • Modeling regulatory impacts on medical device supply chains 

      Medina, Melissa (Melissa M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Changing regulatory requirements continues to be an increasingly complex issue in the medical device industry. Regulations place stress on regional supply chains across the world. Most recently, the European Parliament ...
    • Multi-echelon inventory modeling and supply redesign 

      Scott, Patrick (Patrick James); Xu, Boxi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Many businesses struggle to optimize the flow of inventory and finished goods through existing plants and facilities. The integration of inventory costs, organizational processes, and changing business dynamics make it ...
    • Multi-stop trucking : a study on cost and carrier acceptance 

      Chen, Xiaojia (Xiaojia Amy); Tsai Yang, Shang Lin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Multi-stop truckload has been gaining importance in recent years as part of a shift away from Less-than-truckload freight. In our research, we sought to understand how the price and carrier behavior vary as the number of ...
    • Obsolescence reduction through product segmentation 

      Rajan, Ranjani; Wang, Ying (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The Hershey Company faces a risk of obsolescence across its supply chain as it follows the First In First Out (FIFO) technique at its manufacturing plant distribution center instead of distributing goods based on either ...
    • Optimal inventory model for managing demand-supply mismatches for perishables with stochastic supply 

      lyer Nurani, Vishwanathan Parameshwaran. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      While festivals bring a reason to cheer for everyone, businesses dealing with a spike in demand for perishables may have to live with the misery of lost sales and/or expired items. In the case of the dairy industry that ...
    • Palm oil traceability : blockchain meets supply chain 

      Hirbli, Toufic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      There is a current lack of visibility in the transfer of goods from farmers to oil mills, to manufacturers, to retail outlets and finally to the consumer in the palm oil industry. While leading brands have pledged to commit ...