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    • 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 ...
    • Analyzing tradeoffs between working capital and production capacity for multi-stage manufacturing processes 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Efficient supply chain design for highly-perishable foods 

      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, ...
    • The effect of supply chain visibility systems on business processes : a multi-case study analysis 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Decoding the secret to faster drug production through simulation modeling 

      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 ...
    • Driving the New York State hop industry to meet demand 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • E-Commerce drop shipping : building a CPG supply chain 

      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 ...