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    • E-commerce and the environment: Finding the optimal location for in-store pick-up 

      Alvarado, Carla; Liu, Yangfei (2019)
      In recent years, ecommerce has been expanding at an increasing rate. Many retailers are making efforts to improve their channel integration to enhance the order fulfillments for their customers. Therefore, companies often ...
    • E-commerce based closed-loop supply chain for plastic recycling 

      Banerjee, Saikat,M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The world is facing a grave plastic waste problem. It is not new that we hear about oceanic death and morbid landfills. Only 8% of all the plastic produced is recycled in the US. This grotesque situation has been worsened ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effect of override size on forecast value add 

      Baker, Jeffrey A. (Jeffrey Arthur) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Business forecasting frequently combines quantitative time series techniques with qualitative expert opinion overrides to create a final consensus forecast. The objective of these overrides is to reduce forecast error, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effects and mitigation of natural hazards in retail networks 

      García Castillo, Jorge, M.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The number of natural hazards has been increasing over the last 10 years. Understanding the impact of natural hazards on retail networks is crucial to make effective planning against disruptions. We used daily sales and ...
    • 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, ...
    • Eliminating Last-Mile Inefficiencies in the Trucking Industry 

      From, Kristian; Mangan, Katharina (2020-08-06)
      Pilot Freight Services, traditionally a bulk cargo freight forwarder in the US, is in the process of expanding their business to provide last-mile delivery (LMD) services. This capstone project helps Pilot improve the ...
    • Enhancing Sales and Operations Planning Performance with Analytics 

      Khan, Minhaaj; Kidambi, Srideepti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Effective businesses implement a monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process within their organizations to align and coordinate different functions of the business under a single plan. Despite this significant ...
    • Enhancing the customer service experience in call centers using preemptive solutions and queuing theory 

      Chu, Qiao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Palvia, Nisha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      The security alarms services market in the United States delivers hardware equipment and services to homeowners and businesses to help monitor and enhance personal property protection. Customer satisfaction via wait time ...
    • Evaluating Inventory Risk Pooling Strategy for Multi-Echelon Distribution Network 

      Sharma, Hari; Bojorquez Aispuro, Angelica (2020-08-06)
      Rising inventory costs is an ongoing challenge for any firm. These costs are of special significance to retail firms like Coppel, whose inventory investments are typically high and margins are slim. Inventory risk pooling ...
    • Evaluation of Different Delivery Policies in the Cement Industry 

      Coloma Lopez, Juan Carlos; Vasconcelos Groenner, Michel Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Many supply chains must change in order to capture new opportunities and adapt to new demands and new markets. This is study explains how we can improve the delivery policy in the cement industry to lead the change needed. ...
    • Exploring Carbon Offsets for Freight Transportation Decarbonization 

      Dame, Catherine; Hefny, Abdelrahman (2020-07-29)
      Carbon offsets present a mechanism to leverage corporate sustainability commitments to fund fleet renewal programs, decommissioning aging trucks and replacing them with greener vehicles. This study evaluates the feasibility ...
    • Facility and Routing Decisions in Truck-Drone Distribution 

      Doan, Vu Bich Na; Taiyeb, Amr Mohammad (2020-08-06)
      Drones have the potential to be major players in the field of last-mile delivery, especially with the rise of e-commerce. However, they face several technological and regulatory restrictions for large-scale implementation. ...
    • Facility Location Optimization for Last-mile Delivery 

      Collins, Brittany; Wang, Hao (2019)
      Technological breakthroughs and consumer preferences have led to e-commerce growth in the United States. Given the continued rise in e-commerce demand, the final leg of transportation of goods to the end recipient, or the ...
    • A Forecasting Face-Off for Oil and Gas Spare Parts 

      Serry, Mahmood; Vasa, James (2020-08-06)
      Spare parts demand forecasting is a key activity for asset intensive industries, but it is challenging due to the underlying demand characteristics. Demand is characterized by periods of zero demand arrivals; and the size ...
    • 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 Model for Sporadic Distributor-Based Market 

      Elazzamy, Ahmed; Park, Stanley (2019)
      With the evolution of technology, more data became available to observe consumer purchase patterns. Traditional forecast methods used to rely on only shipment history. Nonetheless, due to the accessibility of consumer ...
    • Forecasting Seasonal Footwear Demand Using Machine Learning 

      Kharfan, Majd; Chan, Vicky Wing Kei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The fashion industry has been facing many challenges when it comes to forecasting demand for new products. The macroeconomic shifts in the industry have contributed to short product lifecycles and the obsolescence of the ...
    • 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 ...