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    • 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 ...
    • Parameters driving consumer demand in Brazil 

      Rajendran, Krishna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      What are the key store related parameters that drive sales for large retail chains? This question has become increasingly important to Lojas Americanas, the sponsor company. In the last few years, the company has expanded ...
    • Planning for a "sudden-death" inventory loss triggered by international tax competition 

      Zamcheck, Abraham Moses (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This study addresses a medical device company's need to relicense its products for export after declaring a new legal manufacturer. New license applications are approved at an unknown date with increasing probability within ...
    • Predicting on-time delivery in the trucking industry 

      Duarte Alcoba, Rafael; Ohlund, Kenneth W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      On-time delivery is a key metric in the trucking segment of the transportation industry. If on-time delivery can be predicted, more effective resource allocation can be achieved. This research focuses on building a predictive ...
    • Prioritizing inbound transportation 

      Rassey, Richard Koury; Zheng, Yong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Retailers must coordinate inbound shipments from a large number of vendors. In order to manage capacity, retailers need to have a system to prioritize inbound loads with capacitated carriers. This practice creates a ...
    • Product promotion effectiveness : root causes of stock-outs 

      Nigam, Alankrita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The unpredictable demand pattern during promotions leads to lost sales incurred due to frequent stock-outs, affecting the revenue and the brand of both the manufacturer and the retailer. The research focuses on finding out ...
    • Quantifying and visualizing risk in the garment manufacturing supply chain 

      Braud, Jason Alexander, 1984-; Gong, Siqi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Supply chains are exposed to a variety of risks as they become more complex and geographically diverse. Disruptions due to these risks can be costly. Companies cannot hope to mitigate all of their supply chain risks. In ...
    • Quantifying the impact of digitalization on manufacturing supply chain management (SCM) in a power generation company 

      Gisbrecht, Paulina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Industrial digitalization concepts such as Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing are currently of great interest in academia and among industrial players. These concepts are expected to boost companies' manufacturing supply ...
    • Raw material inventory strategy for make-to-order manufacturing 

      Chandra, Vikash, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Tulley, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      What is the appropriate raw material inventory strategy for a make-to-order manufacturing company? As companies grow in size and the business environment changes over time, many companies adapt their operating policies to ...
    • Reducing shipment variability through lean leveling 

      Botero Aristizabal, Melissa; Brenninkmeijer, Fabian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      High volatility in order patterns leads to supply chain wide inefficiencies and high operational costs. This issue is particularly common in the consumer goods industry due to large numbers of SKUs under management and ...