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dc.contributor.advisorChris Caplice and Francisco Jauffred.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRassey, Richard Kouryen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Yongen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-20T19:37:40Z
dc.date.available2017-03-20T19:37:40Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/107509
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng. in Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Supply Chain Management Program, 2016.en_US
dc.description"June 2016." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).en_US
dc.description.abstractRetailers must coordinate inbound shipments from a large number of vendors. In order to manage capacity, retailers need to have a system to prioritize inbound loads with capacitated carriers. This practice creates a constraint when the number of loads exceeds the capacity of committed carriers due to seasonality and consumer shopping behaviors. A prioritization mechanism needed to be developed to support decision making for the selection of loads when capacity is constrained. This research applied the Analytic Hierarchy Process to define prioritization logic for each inbound load and solved a Knapsack model to optimize the assignment. This decision-making model allows the retailer to properly assign load priority based on company objectives. Further, opportunities were found to optimize load priority by up to 8.3 percent as compared to the current assignment. Similar retailers can leverage this research not only to prioritize inbound loads but also to prioritize other decisions such as which initiatives to pursue.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Richard Koury Rassey and Yong Zheng.en_US
dc.format.extent64 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSupply Chain Management Program.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.titlePrioritizing inbound transportationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng. in Logisticsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Supply Chain Management Program.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc962706943en_US


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