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    • 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 ...
    • Serialization of prescription drugs in the USA : a centralized view 

      Nabiyeva, Aisha; Wu, David Z. Y (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis explores the impact of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) on various stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Specific attention has been dedicated to the impact on manufacturers and ...
    • Simulated annealing algorithm for customer-centric location routing problem 

      Sohn, Eugene (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In today's world, the e-commerce market is growing rapidly and becoming more competitive. While many players in the industry are attempting to get their share of pie, consumers are demanding faster deliveries and free ...
    • SKU stratification methods in the consumer products industry 

      Jiang, Jiaxin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Steverson, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      For companies with a large number of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), it is extremely challenging, if not impossible, to manage the SKUs individually. Therefore, companies stratify SKUs into different classes and manage them ...
    • A state-level capacity utilization analysis of the U.S. natural gas transmission pipeline system and risk management for a gas-fueled nation 

      Sittler, Lauren E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The U.S. energy portfolio is set to undergo drastic change in the coming decades. Policies to reduce emissions combined with growing demand for energy will test existing infrastructure. Large reserves of shale gas provide ...
    • A study of freight performance and carrier strategy 

      Bleggi, Caroline C; Zhou, Frederick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This research analyzed freight performance to determine the groupings of attributes that influence carrier performance. Binary logistic regression and hierarchical clustering were used to identify individual and groupings ...
    • Toward effective common operating policies for medical items in ongoing humanitarian operations : the science and art of segmentation : a case study 

      Turner, Brent (Brent Jason) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Ongoing humanitarian operations can suffer from the lack of medical item availability. The central problem thus becomes how to ensure the right item in the right place at the right time while maintaining appropriate costs. ...
    • The traveling salesman problem with multiple drones : an optimization model for last-mile delivery 

      Yoon, Justin J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      With the increasingly competitive landscape of e-commerce and omni-channel delivery execution, the last mile has emerged as a critical source of opportunity for cost efficiency. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have ...
    • Unlocking value in healthcare delivery channels 

      Zhang, Qi, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Zhang, Muching (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Pharmaceutical supply chains are strictly regulated and work within unique constraints. Traditionally, innovator companies that are manufacturing the product have no direct interaction with the end users (treatment sites ...
    • Using K-means clustering to create cost and demand functions that decrease excess inventory and better manage inventory in defense 

      Porter, Danaka M. (Danaka Michele) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Excess inventory is prevalent in both the armed forces and defense companies; it takes up space and resources that could be used elsewhere. This thesis proposes a method to reduce the excess inventory and associated costs, ...
    • The value of monitoring in supply chains 

      Tiwari, Tarun (Tarun K.); Toteda, Anthony (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Logistics providers process millions of packages daily and collect an incredible amount of data from these shipments. As new sensors are added to more and more packages, companies will now have increasingly fast access to ...
    • Warehouse network design for a commodity chemicals manufacturer 

      Pornnoparat, Dangfun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The choice of the location and number of warehouses is a strategic-level decision that can have a long- lasting impact on a firm's performance. Warehouse locations and their capacities determine how products flow within a ...
    • Water : pricing the priceless 

      Gohil, Rishi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Unilever, a large multi-national Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company, uses water as an essential ingredient in its products and as a critical component in its manufacturing processes. In many instances, the price of water ...