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    • U.S. Consumer Preferences for Seafood Traceability 

      Ray, Sunitha (2019)
      Americans are the second largest consumers of seafood globally but more than 90% of the seafood consumed is imported, causing the seafood supply chain to be long, opaque, and complex. This gives rise to several concerns ...
    • Uberization Effects on Freight Procurement 

      Helguera Sánchez, Ignacio; Hendra Mukti, Lydia Paramita (2018)
      According to a report by A. T. Kearney, in 2016 the US business spent $1,392.64B on logistics costs. 90% of transportation spending is procured in the form of Long Term Contracts. A Long Term Contract drives long procurement ...
    • 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, ...
    • Using Machine Learning Approaches to Improve Long-Range Demand Forecasting 

      Nowadly, Katherine; Jung, Sohyun (2020-08-06)
      Achieving an accurate long-range forecast is a challenge many companies face due to the uncertainty in anticipating demand several years out. Since companies make strategic decisions based on these forecasts – such as ...
    • Utilization of the American Truck Driver 

      Zhang, Mei Qing; Buttgenbach, Adam (2020-07-24)
      The electronic logging device mandate was implemented with the intention of keeping truck drivers in compliance with the hours of service regulations to reduce driver fatigue and trucking accidents. Two years after the ...
    • 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 ...
    • "Would You Be Willing to Wait?": Consumer Preference for Green Last Mile Home Deliver 

      Fu, Andrew Jessie; Saito, Mina (2018)
      The growing trend of e-commerce has led to new ways of selling and delivering products, resulting in increasing scale and complexity of last mile home delivery. The drive to provide convenience to consumers has led companies ...