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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gaining an operational edge : piece-picking process optimization 

      Chen, Stephanie Hsuan-Chia; Han, Eunji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Order-picking is an integral operation in warehouses and distribution centers (DC), consuming considerable operating resources and expenses. Numerous studies have attempted to optimize the efficiency and reduce the cost ...
    • Gender Impact on Small Firms in Latin America 

      Su, Yen-Nong (2019)
      Traditionally, female business owners have been believed to have relative disadvantages in operating businesses compared to their male counterparts especially in developing countries. This study examines whether gender ...
    • A generalized framework for optimization with risk 

      Zipperer, Damaris R; Brown, Andrew N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Supply chains are facing increasingly volatile environments. Traditional optimization solutions provide a baseline understanding for industry applications, but cost-efficient solutions require a more robust approach. In ...
    • Going Awry: Understanding Transportation Budget Failures 

      Bandaru, Venkateswararao; Dolci, Emilio (2020-07-21)
      The US truckload transportation industry goes through phases of over and under supply of capacity, causing a dramatic impact on freight rates and transportation budgets. External factors like macroeconomic conditions, ...
    • The hidden impact of micro retailers’ survival rate on the logistics cost of consumer packaged goods companies 

      Castañon Choque, Ximena (2018)
      Millions of mom-and-pop stores represent 40-70% of the market share of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies. Many of these stores are located in megacities in developing countries, cities over 10 million people, where ...
    • Horizontal Collaboration in Last Mile Delivery of Online Grocery Orders 

      Nagarathinam, Arun; Zhang, Minhui (2019)
      Digital technology advancement has been greatly changing grocery retailing customers’ behavior and expectations. Enabled by digital technologies and pleased by the digital disruptors, customers nowadays are expecting ...
    • How to assess supplier flexibility? 

      Bi, Peng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kurup, Remya Pushpangatha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The oil and gas industry is very volatile; it is characterized by unpredictable cycles of sharp rises and plunges in oil prices. This cyclical nature presents a huge challenge for companies that are operating in the industry. ...
    • How to integrate your production and logistics strategy : a new CLSP formulation for a CPG supply chain 

      Chua, Ian (Ian Hong Leong); Heyward, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      In manufacturing companies, production strategies prioritize maximizing line efficiency which favors large lot sizes and few setups. On the other hand, logistics strategies prioritize minimizing inventory costs which favors ...
    • How to Plan and Schedule for Profit: An Integrated Model and Application for Complex Factory Operations 

      Silvestro, Alessandro (2020-08-06)
      In the manufacturing industry, short-term production planning and scheduling requires multiple trade-offs to account for service targets, capacity utilization, setup, on-time delivery, costs and profit. If many SKUs flow ...
    • Human-machine teaming for intelligent demand planning 

      Ma, Ye,M. Eng.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The second machine age is reshaping the way we work, do business, and collaborate. Today collaboration is switching from just among humans to between humans and machines. Mundane and repetitive tasks will be done by machines ...
    • Humanitarian Assistance for Markets in Conflict: a System Dynamics Approach 

      Hao, An Qi; Srinath, Sindhu (2020-07-24)
      Humanitarian organizations play a crucial role in providing aid to the victims of disasters – whether natural or man-made. One of the leading organizations is the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which saves ...
    • Identifying inventory excess and service risk in medical devices : a simulation approach 

      Rey, Maria (Maria de los Santos); Xu, Xiaofan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Medical devices companies struggle to balance between inventory and service performance, as the products are non-interchangeable and inventory investment is expensive. To find the right level of inventory, we first used ...