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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, ...
    • Last-Mile Distribution Network Optimization in Emerging Markets: A Case Study in São Paulo, Brazil 

      Rivas, Oswaldo; Greene, Kenneth (2019)
      As more of the world’s population moves to cities, urban logistics becomes increasingly important to a company’s distribution operations. Urban distribution network studies must address the same strategic questions as ...
    • Lead Time Reduction of Laboratory Testing Services 

      Chee-Awai, Michael; Semel, Joel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Services, more specifically laboratory testing services, that await arrival of customer inputs prior to commencing suffer from long lead times. Can performing the steps in a group of services concurrently with the ...
    • Learning from Route Plan Deviation in Last-Mile Delivery 

      Li, Yiyao; Phillips, William (2018)
      This capstone project studies route deviations in the last-mile deliveries of a large soft drink company. Last-mile delivery is a critical problem due to its substantial economic impact on operational cost, and deviations ...
    • Leveraging E-commerce Sites to Absorb Retail Stores’ Excess Inventories 

      Cho, Hyuk; Lahoti, Ketan (2019)
      With an aim to avoid stock-outs, retail pharmacy business constantly deals with the problem of inventory build-up across the supply chain. There are myriad reasons for the rise in inventory such as promotions and forecasting ...
    • Light electric freight vehicles in last-mile delivery 

      Veldman, 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 ...
    • LNG Supply Chain Resilience 

      Falaiye, Adegoke Oluwaseun; Chiam, Fu Song (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has continued to grow globally over the past decade with increasing numbers of disruptions and plant outages. Considering these dynamics, oil and gas companies will have to prepare ...
    • Logistics Cost Minimization and Inventory Management Decision for Yarn Manufacturers in China 

      Mak, Ka Hing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Logistics efficiency impacts the profitability of manufacturing companies to a large extent. According to IDC Manufacturing Insights Report of 2014, logistics cost makes up 7.87% of sales of the business. Statistics reveal ...
    • Machine Learning and Optimization-Based Modeling for Asset Management 

      Casey, Justin; Rafavy, Carlos (2020-07-24)
      This capstone project is sponsored by a water technology company and particularly covers its industrial pump rental business across the United States. With millions of dollars of annual spending for pump mobilization, ...
    • Manufacturing Digital Transformation Strategy for FMCG 

      Gallo Orjuela, Sara; Ortega Camacho, Anais (2020-08-06)
      Manufacturing companies are facing serious challenges to survive and succeed in the market in this ever-changing economy. The FMCG industry is not unaware of these challenges, and therefore, many leading manufacturing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mirroring payment terms and lead times 

      Dale, Matthew J.M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      In a simple representation of a supply chain, products flow from suppliers to customers, and currency flows from customers to suppliers. The period it takes a supplier to satisfy a customer order is called lead time. The ...
    • 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 Large Scale e-Commerce Distribution Networks 

      Calero, Nelson; Zhang, Yao (2019)
      As urbanization and e-commerce continue to grow at a rapid rate, companies are rethinking the way they operate their final-mile distribution networks to prepare for the scaling of their costs. How can companies leverage ...
    • 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 ...
    • A natural language processing approach to improve demand forecasting in long supply chains 

      Teo, William W. J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Information sharing is one of the established approaches to improve demand forecasting and reduce the bullwhip effect, but it is infeasible to do so effectively in a long supply chain. Using the polystyrene industry as a ...
    • Network Design for Mid-day Meal Program 

      Singh, Priyanka; Noor, Afsaruzzaman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The Mid-day Meal program is an initiative taken by the Government of India to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. It involves many agencies and NGOs. Akshaya Patra is the most popular and ...