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    • 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 ...
    • Network Design Model for Fuel Retail 

      Castro, Fabio Amaral de; Mulama, Bonaventure (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      A small chain of gas stations in Brazil intends to expand to new retail locations. Which factors should it consider when locating new stations, in order to better leverage a combination of product prices and transportation ...
    • 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 ...
    • An Omnichannel Distribution Model to Better Serve Online Customers 

      Aouad, Wassim; Ganapathi, Nikhil (2020-07-24)
      With the rising adoption of e-commerce and online shopping, many retailers are facing the challenge of transitioning across channels to offer a seamless customer experience. One way of addressing this challenge consists ...
    • Omnichannel Supply Chain Transformation for Third Party Logistics Providers 

      Kamranpour, Neysan; Konnerth, Marion (2019)
      E-commerce and store fulfilment operations have traditionally been held separate as multichannel supply chains because of their different operational requirements. Omnichannel distribution makes inventory available to ...
    • Online Grocery & Omnichannel Strategy: Predicting Home Delivery Adoption 

      Alberts, Ryan Alexander; Lahad Abinader, Antoine (2018)
      The traditional way to reach customers in e-commerce is home delivery. Retailers have expanded fulfillment options to include picking up from a store, locker, 3rd-party collection point, and more. This study focuses on two ...
    • Operating Strategies for a Segmented Supply Chain 

      Orende, Bernadette (2018)
      An operations strategy is a method or plan of action that corporations employ to reach their goals. A good strategy enables a company to operate efficiently and use its resources effectively. The purpose of this capstone ...
    • Optimal Green Fleet Composition Using Machine Learning 

      Patil, Vrushali; Samaha, Elissar (2019)
      Due to the use of petroleum-based fuel, the transportation sector is one of the two principal contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and its contributions are expected to double by 2050. Freight sector contributes to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Optimal Supply Chain Operating Strategies by Replenishment Stream 

      Gorman, Mary Kate Agnes (2018)
      In the world of consumer packaged goods (“CPGs”), not all demand is created equal. While Base Demand typically comprises anywhere from 50 – 80% of day-to-day volume, other demand profiles, or replenishment streams, make ...
    • Optimizing Fleet Utilization by Adjusting Customer Delivery Appointment Times 

      Copley, Colleen; Lu, Charles (2020-07-24)
      The supply of trucks and drivers is struggling to keep up with the increasing and volatile demand for ground transportation. As a result, for companies like Niagara Bottling LLC., supply chain managers are pressured to ...
    • Optimizing Product Group Segmentation 

      Budhiraj, Anushka; Du, Ye (2018)
      Piece picking is an integral operation in distribution centres (DCs). The partner company has it as the largest part cost item of DC operations. The current product slotting and assignment planning needs to be improved to ...
    • Optimizing Satellite Locations for a Multi-Echelon Last Mile Distribution Network to utilize Alternative Delivery Vehicles for Last Mile Delivery 

      Goyal, Abhinav (2020-08-06)
      The growing urban population over the past few years has created many challenges for last mile distribution, such as traffic congestion, pollution, and lack of parking space availability. With the advent of e-commerce ...
    • 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 ...
    • Pattern Recognition in Consumer Packaged Goods Data 

      Aboutaleb, Hanin (Massachusetts Institute of Techology, 2018)
      The speed at which a manufacturing company analyzes big data and reacts to the market trends can be key to its success. In consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, a delay in analyzing the huge amounts of data produced ...
    • 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 ...
    • Planning for Peak Demand in Reverse Logistics 

      Thakur, Anshu; Teoh, Ian Martin (2018)
      The project sponsor is a reverse logistics company that provides Returnable Transport Items (RTIs) to large manufacturing companies, distributors and retailers. Its business model is characterized by a unique closed-loop ...
    • Predicting and Planning for the Future: North American Truckload Transportation 

      Sokoloff, David; Zhang, Gaohui (2020-07-21)
      The trucking industry is crucial to the United States economy. An overwhelming majority of goods transported across the US are moved in trucks. For most companies, truck transportation is a prominent component that impacts ...