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    • 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 ...
    • Combinatorial Reverse Auctions in Construction Procurement 

      Al Shaqsi, Salim (2018)
      Construction procurement often involves negotiations between many parties over multitudes of components. The process of allocating contracts to suppliers is generally a complex process involving multiple decision makers ...
    • A Study of Shipper Performance in the Less-Than-Truckload Market 

      Yin, Ben (Bin); Rallis, Christos W. (2018)
      When it comes to LTL shipping, it can be tough for shippers to get the performance that they expect due to the makeup of LTL networks. On-time performance is dependent on many more factors than in full truckload shipping. ...
    • Supply Chain Network Optimization for Global Distribution of Cementitious Materials 

      Abt, Hans Josef Sebastian; Tisera, Germán Daniel (2018)
      Companies trading cementitious materials face an increasingly volatile economic environment and continuous challenges to ensure the availability of strategic raw materials. In this context, the ability to globally source ...
    • 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 ...
    • Evaluation of Different Delivery Policies in the Cement Industry 

      Coloma Lopez, Juan Carlos; Vasconcelos Groenner, Michel Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Many supply chains must change in order to capture new opportunities and adapt to new demands and new markets. This is study explains how we can improve the delivery policy in the cement industry to lead the change needed. ...
    • Dynamic Customer Service Levels: Evolving Safety Stock Requirements for Changing Business Needs 

      Covert, Daniel Patrick; Ortiz Millán, Joaquín Alberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Retail companies struggle to maintain the appropriate levels of inventory on promotional and seasonal items due to management pressure to never be out of stock. Dynamically changing desired service levels during promotions ...
    • 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 ...
    • Beyond the Seaport: Assessing the Inland Container Transport Chain Using System Dynamics 

      Toukan, Mamoun; Chan, Hoi Ling (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The significance of seaports in enabling global trade and impacting global supply chains require them to operate efficiently. Due to the required interactions, seaports are not only affected by their operations, but by ...
    • 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 ...
    • Driving Savings via Inbound Logistics Network Design 

      Felicio, Geraldine Mae P.; Sharma, Deepika (2018)
      A CPG company is examining its end-to-end supply chain to find opportunities to optimize both cost and visibility. One minimally tapped source of these opportunities is the inbound supply network. This report studies three ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analyzing Upstream Impact on Downstream Shelf-Availability 

      Li, Xu (2018)
      On-shelf availability (OSA) is key in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. In this project, out of stock (OOS) patterns are identified, grouped, and analyzed in order to gain meaningful insights to improve OSA. The ...
    • 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 ...
    • Demand Forecasting of the Bike-sharing Service in Beijing 

      Liu, Terry; Fricke, Leonhard Maximilian (2018)
      In response to increasing urbanization, China seeks alternative public transportation methods, such as bike- sharing, which has demonstrated social and environmental benefits. As a result, the number of bike-sharing programs ...
    • Enhancing Sales and Operations Planning Performance with Analytics 

      Khan, Minhaaj; Kidambi, Srideepti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Effective businesses implement a monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process within their organizations to align and coordinate different functions of the business under a single plan. Despite this significant ...
    • International Production Network Planning 

      Cheung, David; Pieper, Ross (2018)
      A multinational chemical company is looking to include duties and duty credits as consideration factors in its production planning. This undertaking requires understanding of not only domestic trading laws but also ...
    • 3D Printing’s Impact on the Metalworking Industry 

      Ingberman, Aline Blanche Grynbaum; Assavaniwej, Sittipat (2018)
      This project qualitatively estimates the potential impact of 3D printing on the United States metalworking industry. The adoption rate of 3D printing has been increasing in the last few years. On one side are businesses ...
    • Improving Forecast Accuracy through Demand Sensing 

      Humphrey, Evan M.; Laino, Federico E. (2018)
      This capstone assesses the feasibility and potential value of implementing Demand Sensing in the supply chain of a major consumer medical device company- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. Specifically, we explore the potential ...